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.
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 Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects the beautiful home has a refreshing gray exterior that complements the natural redwood deck outdoors perfectly. The deck and front porch become an integral part of the narrative of the house and extend the living space outdoors in a seamless fashion.
Stacked wood that sits next to the fireplace adds texture to the interior while artwork such as the yellow Pixel Deer by Jihoon Choi gives the living area a fun casual vibe. The dining area next to the living space features a custom square dining table crafted using reclaimed wood and the kitchen also epitomizes this ‘salvaged’ approach with unique metal bar stools.
The double height living area with glass walls that open into patio is the place to be in this home and acts as the heart and soul of Casa IV. A large accent wall covered in wooden boards also features a warm sleek fireplace and a large piece of modern wall art that complements the room’s color palette.
Dubbed and nestled in the bustling city of the home has an undeniable Brazilian connection as an open and airy ambiance is coupled with warm wooden surfaces to showcase the inimitable design style that is native to the region.
The clean white stucco facade and red-tiled saddle roof of this impressive house affords the structure with an enchanting fairytale-like expression. Enjoying an idyllic countryside setting the house appears wondrous charming and welcoming. It can be found on Funen island (Denmark’s third largest island) and is the property of Knud Erik Hansen the third-generation owner and CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn.