Norse Republics, the sole distributor of the upmarket Scandinavian furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, recently hosted an open house for customers at its new showroom on Soi Somkid off Ploenchit to show off the timeless appeal and functionality of the Danish designs.
Special guests included Danish ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel, Dario Reicherl, chief of Fritz Hansen Asia and Veekrit Palarit, managing director of Norse Republics. Master craftsman Hans Mannerhagen also flew in for the event and demonstrated the hand-stitching of the iconic Egg chair. The grand opening was attended by many celebrities, architects, interior designers, and fashion designers, among them Polpat Asavaprapha, Vatanika Patamasingh, Janesuda Siritant, Suquan Bulakul, Dan Hetrakul, Duangrit Bunnag, Pasu Liptapanlop, and Vasu Vrajsilp,
Founded in Denmark in 1872, the company has a long history of collaborating with leading international designers to bring their visionary concepts to life – and to the spaces they help transform. Fritz Hansen’s highly distinguished Classic collection comprises a number of the most iconic pieces of furniture from renowned Danish architects and designers, including Arne Jacobsen’s Egg, Swan and Series 7 chairs as well as the daybed line.
The Contemporary collection features new furniture and accessory designs from some of today’s most inspiring, internationally recognised modern designers including Jaime Hayon, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Cecilie Manz.
Common to the two collections is a sculptural artistic expression that blurs the lines between design and art and unites function and form in unprecedented ways, giving each work significant presence and purpose.
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