A prestigious address for a flagship store
If the store is located on the Quai des Grands Augustins, it is no coincidence. The brand was sensitive to the class of this district, populated by remarkable historic buildings and Haussmann-style buildings. Between the Pont Neuf and the Pont Saint-Michel, on the left bank, the quay is at the heart of a suburb steeped in history and classicism, recalling the essence of the brand.
But this is not its only characteristic, it is also the Paris of artists, philosophers and writers … legends as mythical as those included in the furniture collection of Carl Hansen & Søn, even if the register is very different . In addition, the boutique coexists with many luxury furniture stores, booksellers, art galleries and antique booksellers.
It did not take more to seduce Knud Erik Hansen, CEO and representative of the third generation of the Hansen family, who was sensitive to the superb view of the Seine. The flagship store has 80 m² of showroom. It follows another Danish furniture brand, a happy omen, certainly. A beautiful light sublimates the collections, displayed in an elegant and natural way.
The great classics of Danish design
If you have a crush on Nordic design or if you only see iconic furniture, you absolutely must discover the flagship store which opened its doors on September 19. Whether or not you know the Scandinavian designers of the 50s or 60s, come and admire the furniture with fine and elegant lines that enchant us. Staged with great class, the mythical and emblematic pieces of the brand are present. This is the case with the “AJ52” desk by Arne Jacobsen, the “Addition” sofa by Kaare Klint or the “Mama Bear” chair by Hans J. Wegner. Scandinavian style signatures combining simplicity, purity of lines and functionality. Over time, this collection will be enriched with new pieces in order to constantly renew interest. In the intimate and modern setting of this store, the furniture is particularly well highlighted.
Carl Hansen & Søn is located at 53 Quai des Grands Augustins, in 6e district of Paris. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday.