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Inside a 17th-Century Danish Manor Filled with Iconic Hans Wegner Designs

All photos by <a href="http://en.mikkeladsbol.dk/">Mikkel Adsbøl</a> via <a href="http://cases.carlhansen.com/cases/hellerup-manor-house/">Carl Hansen &amp; Søn</a>
All photos by Mikkel Adsbøl via Carl Hansen & Søn

For the last dozen years or so, an exquisite red-roofed manor in Funen, Denmark has been home to Knud Erik Hansen, owner and CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn—the famed Danish furniture company that manufactured, among other works, the designs of the modernist great Hans J. Wegner. More recently, after a thorough renovation revived the mansion's cavernous attic, the heritage-listed building now also hosts a magnificent new showroom for Danish furniture.

The Hellerup Manor House, first spotted over on Vogue Australia, spreads over 13,000 square feett spread over four levels. Though the house traces back to 1419, after a few rebuilds, the oldest part of the structure as it stands dates back to 1670. Since Hansen took over the house, a lot of effort has gone into maintaining the place and ensuring original details like wide floorboards and tall white panels are in tip-top shape. Per the project site:

"After we came we had all the exterior walls rendered using lime in the original white color. All the window frames were sanded back to the wood and painted, and the original outer doors were completely disassembled and reassembled."—Knud Erik Hansen While the living spaces on the main level are bright, airy, and filled with Wegner gems—Elbow chairs! Wing chairs! Wishbone chairs!—the darker, more intimate attic is brimming with chairs, sofas, and tables designed by other leading Danish designers, including Fritz Henningsen, Mogens Lassen, and Kaare Klint.

Take a stroll through the house and find the full set of photos here.


· Hellerup Manor House [Carl Hansen & Søn via Vogue Australia]