Gesa Hansen X Pierre Frey

Gesa Hansen is a Danish-German designer. She grew up in Germany surrounded by architects, cabinetmakers and designers and studied design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.

She worked at Jean Nouvel's studio, then at the H5 graphic design studio and finally at NDC in Tokyo before founding her own brand "The Hansen Family". In this label, she combines her design expertise with the know-how of her family workshop.

She develops a style with a strong artisanal character and wood is her favourite material. She has twice won the international Red Dot and Good Design Awards from the Chigao Athenaeum.

Interested in the design of spaces in their entirety, Gesa Hansen also founded an interior design agency with Pascaline Futry before going solo.

Concept

The FRAME line designed by Gesa Hansen for Pierre Frey revisits the traditional French banquette with sophistication. The designer's minimalist and organic signature is recognisable, resulting from the combination of her three artistic cultures, Scandinavian, French and Japanese.

The base and frame of the FRAME bench and banquette merge to give the illusion of a piece built in one piece, as if carved from a single block of wood. The simplicity of the form enhances the beauty of the beech wood grain.

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