Marble is a remarkable material. Having been formed over millions of years, it can be up to 540 million years old.
Marble is a precious natural material that has been in use for thousands of years. Each piece of marble, formed over millennia, is unique. In some marbles you can even spot fossils, making the tabletop it is used to appear even more natural and unique.
At Fritz Hansen, marble is used for the Planner tables by Paul McCobb and several of the tables by Poul Kjærholm. The latter had a great love for the material and used some rare types. Today, the marble is sourced from Spain, Greece, and Italy – including white Carrara marble from the oldest marble quarry in the world, where marble has been mined since ancient times.
Wood has been at the core of our business since 1872. In fact, it is the reason our HQ is located where it is today – in Allerød, surrounded by forest. Fritz Hansen pieces are crafted using solid wood and veneer from a wide range of species. Each species is unique and comes with its own story to tell – from colour to texture, pattern to strength. We go to great lengths to ensure that individual wooden parts are matched with those of similar make-up, so that we can guarantee a finished product that is beautifully in balance. Today, our wood is sourced sustainably in Europe, and by 2023, all the wood we use will be either FSC or PEFC certified.