About Fritz Hansen
In 1872 Fritz Hansen received its trading licence and seven years later started with the first furniture production in Copenhagen. Fritz Hansen not only launched the first Danish furniture made of steel, but also expanded in the 1940s with furniture made of walnut. In the following decades, Fritz Hansen continued to expand its furniture production and has since collaborated with many famous designers. For example, Arne Jacobsen was the dominant designer in the 1950s and Verner Panton in the 1970s.
By the end of the 1970s, 75 percent of Fritz Hansen's shares already belonged to a Scandinavian holding company. In 2000, the company underwent another change in strategy with the introduction of the Republic of Fritz Hansen. The idea was to integrate Fritz Hansen furniture as an important part and expression of the individual personality in companies and in the private sector. For this purpose, Fritz Hansen invited a host of new designers to interpret the new design philosophy.
It was in this context that the Kaiser idell lighting collection and the Republic of Fritz Hansen company came together. In October 2010, the designer furniture company Fritz Hansen added the original Kaiser idell luminaires to its collection and has since been able to boast a worldwide design icon in its ranks.
However, the manufacturer not only has classic luminaires in its range, but also modern lighting fixtures. Caravaggio, for example, which was designed by Cecilie Manz in 2005, is a design icon. One of the most popular series is Suspence, which is a real eye-catcher with its distinctive shape.