In today’s modern and news-savvy world brand Russia is in a downward spiral. Yet despite its non-egalitarian standpoint on many issues Russia has often maintained an open-minded outlook on its varied architecture: from contemporary homes to brutalist facades and imposing palaces to the tightly-packed Khrushchyovka (originally well-intentioned these mass standardized housing projects were erected to deal with housing shortages and overcrowded cities in what was the former Soviet Union).
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.
The larger part of Carl Hansen & Søn’s portfolio comprises many of Hans J. Wegner’s furniture designs (the collaboration between Wegner and Hansen began in the late 1940s) alongside works by other designers both old and new.
Every aspect of the refashioned home aids in improving its green credentials and cuts back on power consumption without sacrificing on the aesthetic and functional features.
Part of a building that was originally designed in early 1900s the entire structure was in need of a cheerful makeover that found the precise balance between urban refinement and the existing old world charm.