Last month, Danish Design Store owner/president Steen Grundahl attended the opening of the new Carl Hansen & Son Showroom in SoHo New York City. The event was presided over by HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary.
This exclusive 6,000 square foot showroom exhibits all the classics from Carl Hansen & Son, including the Wishbone Chair, Wegner Easy Chair and more, as well as lesser-known pieces. Visitors can experience the elegant design and world-class craftsmanship of Carl Hansen furniture, and then can purchase from authorized dealers such as Danish Design Store.
Carl Hansen & Son CEO Knud Erik Hansen explains how the company is stepping up its commitment to the US market:
The US has always interested us and was actually one of our first export markets way back in the 1950s. After years of success and significant growth rates in the European market, we have chosen to invest heavily in our US activities to realise the huge potential and growth opportunities in the North American market. Establishing our new showroom is therefore only the first step in building up our organization in the USA …
We are expecting a great deal from this initiative and are looking forward to writing a whole new chapter in the multi-faceted story of this century-old, family-run company spanning several generations.
Thomas Vagner, President, Americas adds:
We can see that Americans are appreciating elegant and simple designs more and more. A prime example is world-famous Danish architect Hans J. Wegner with his legendary Wishbone Chair. We take American consumers seriously which is why we want to meet their need for shorter delivery times and greater flexibility.
The showroom is free of charge and open to the public by appointment only. To make appointment call 212.626.6842
See more photos of the showroom and of HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary on the Danish Design Store Facebook Page.
Carl Hansen & Son Showroom
304 Hudson St
New York, New York 10007
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