Described as “a gutsy jovial tour de force” (Monocle September 2014 Issue 76) Knud Erik Hansen’s accumulated business acumen has helped turn around the fortunes of Carl Hansen & Søn ensuring the prestigious family-run Danish institution remains independent profitable and true to its Danish roots.
Despite its charismatic use of matte orange and varying shades of blue the living area feels exquisite and visually balanced. Contemporary décor such as the plush couch in gray sculptural coffee tables and colorful accessories give the 900-square-meter residence a fabulous family zone.
Features such as parquet flooring moldings and mirrors still leave much of the original flavor intact while the new roof deck neutral color palette contemporary décor and an open floor plan bring in the much needed excitement and class. Spread across five different floors the existing partitions between various rooms on each floor were removed to shape a breezier interior filled with natural light.
Designed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects the acquired a new sparkling interior that flows into the rear family area containing an expansive deck and refreshing pool. Blurring the lines between the exterior and the indoors this modern makeover gives the home a more cheerful appeal while allowing its denizens to spend more time outdoors.
The idea of creating a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the traditional borders is something that has really caught on in the last few years. Almost everyone wants a home where the living room kitchen and dining space connected in an open floor plan flow into the outdoor deck courtyard or the lush green backyard.