Hans Olsen

Danish, 1919 - 1992
Danish designer Hans Olsen was born in Denmark in 1919. He begain his work as a cabinetmaker but attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art at age 30 to study architecuture under Kaare Klint. Under Klint's instruction, Olsen studied ergonomics and anthropometry and cultivated his craftmanship. Olsen experimented with material choices and focused on maximum comfort. Some of his well known designs are the Shell Chair, Fried Egg Chair, Bikini chair, among others. Hans Olsen furniture chairs & tables remain popular today. 
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