Henning Larsen designs translucent pavilion for Fritz Hansen’s 150th anniversary
For their 150-year anniversary, Fritz Hansen have joined forces with Henning Larsen to design a pavilion for the design event 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen. Designed with a Nordic approach centered around daylight and honest materials, the pavilion is designed to be taken down and repurposed.
The pavilion’s design is deliberately simple – a shell-like, transparent structure, letting daylight and nature in and forming an exclusive setting for the exhibition of Fritz Hansen’s furniture. The design follows a Nordic approach, where simplicity, natural elements, and high-quality materials are of utmost importance.
“Celebrating the 150 years anniversary of Fritz Hansen, we wanted to create a spatial experience that makes a sustainable home for the furniture it exhibits. A facilitator for the design of Fritz Hansen. Built in solid wood, the Pavilion is inspirated by the garden it is situated in, creating a hybrid space with fluid transitions between inside and out” says Eva Ravnborg, Market Director Denmark, Partner at Henning Larsen.
Sustainability was key in the development of the pavilion. Born in line with the principles of circular design thinking, the installation was essentially designed to be disassembled. This ensures that waste is minimized and that all materials can be reused elsewhere, including in the future reconstruction of Fritz Hansen’s own headquarters.
The pavilion will be open to the public during the 3daysofdesign event and thereafter used by Designmuseum Denmark until mid-Autumn. During this period, the space will serve as a platform for several initiatives, such as summer schools, exhibitions, and workshops, where visitors and locals can participate and meet the creative community.
News courtesy of Henning Larsen