Fritz Hansen was registered as a master cabinetmaker on October 24, 1872 in Copenhagen. He initially specialised as a manufacturer of furniture parts such as chair legs, balusters and iron frames and produced the first Danish chair in steam bentwood in 1915. Fritz Hansen’s cooperation with architect Arne Jacobsen began in 1934. His laminated bent wood chair, the Ant, designed in 1952, became the biggest success in Danish furniture history. The timeless furniture collection is continuously growing due to close co-oporations with leading Danish and international architects and designers. The collection is based on form, function and quality.