Andreas Hansen

Andreas Hansen

Born: 1936

Andreas Hansen trained as a cabinetmaker, and he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Later on, he worked there as a teacher. Andreas Hansen has mainly worked with furniture and industrial design.

He had his own design studio since 1963, designing furniture, lamps and home furnishings, mainly for businesses based in Denmark.

In 1964 Andreas Hansen created model 153 for Le Klint, which quickly got the nickname “Artichoke”. With its many facets, it delicately refered to its natural role model. The model 153 initiated an era of Le Klint which was truly considered as something new on the production front. The lamp is significantly different than the company’s previous models with its sharp zigzag folds, giving it a very modern look. Andreas Hansen lamps are admittedly folded by hand as the rest of the range, but not according to the classic pleats. This geometrical lamp has laid the groundwork for the quantum leap that Poul Christensen carried out six years later, with lamps that folded after round and not straight lines.

In 1965, Le Klint 157 A was created. This lamp was named “Polygonatum”. Like the flower is finely faceted and enclosed in shape which creates no glare and expands the applications of the light.

In 1967 he designed the Falcon for Fog & Mørup, first in white with the top shades either light-grey or “chrome-green”. In 1968 more versions followed, still with a white center and bottom shades, but the top shades were now available in light-green or a matte-grey-green. Fog & Mørup understood the art of following the trends, and in 1969 they released a series of lamps in bright full colors – called the Rainbow Line. The 1969 Falcon pendant was produced in four colors – red, yellow, blue and white.

His latest creation is Le Klint 314 (table lamp) from 1996 and Le Klint 370 (floor lamp) from 2002.

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Falcon by Andreas Hansen for Fog & Mørup 1967