14 AUG 2019

Celebrating 100 Years of Hans Olsen

Mr. Bigglesworthy is proud to celebrate the work of legendary Danish designer Hans Olsen. We look back through our collecting history and reflect on some new developments from his range of classic furniture from Warm Nordic.

Danish design legend, Hans Olsen, would be celebrating his hundredth year in 2019. Olsen posessed both the pedigree and creative sensibility to develop unique and characterful designs which remain highly desirable today. Trained under pioneering designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy’s Furniture School, he went on to create some of the most unique Danish designer furniture which continues to reach high prices at auctions.

Recently one of our Good Form brands, Warm Nordic, has expanded the range of fabrics available on three Hans Olsen designs including The Orange, Mr Olsen Sofa and Armchair and Gesture Chair. These are produced in FSC certified wood with sustainable Kvadrat textiles made from recycled wool and plastic. All colours are carefully selected with a light and modern expression. The fabrics are a combination of Hero and sustainable textiles, Re-wool and Merit by Maharam.

Danish designer Hans Olsen (1919–1982)

New sustainable fabrics from Kvadrat are available across the Warm Nordic range by Hans Olsen

Warm Nordic has also introduced a new variation of the Fried Egg Chair, by Hans Olsen, aptly titled the Fried Egg 'Sheep' Chair, crafted from sheepskin. It nods to the past and also current design directions for ultra luxurious, statement furniture.

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Fried Egg Sheep Chair, by Hans Olsen for Warm Nordic

We are proud to introduce a pair of vintage design chairs designed by Hans Olsen for Bramin to support this launch. The 'Gesture Chair' is a beautifully crafted dining chair with an iconic moulded plywood backrest. Crafted from a single piece of luxurious teak plywood to form the backrest, the elegant edges are folded out to create an organic armrest. This defining feature is given an additional element of character with the addition of a fitted upholstery piece, set in from the edge. Thoughtful tapering and consideration are given to the total design to create a complete, sculptural piece which remains relevant to contemporary interiors.

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Vintage Gesture Chairs by Hans Olsen for Bramin

We've also collected some pictures from our history of collecting vintage furniture from Hans Olsen, all featuring deluxe materials like rosewood and teak.

Roundette Dining Suite by Hans Olsen for Frem Rølje

1960s leather and rosewood sofa by Hans Olsen for C S Möbler

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