In 1976, Eugenio Perazza founded the company Magis with its headquarter in Motto di Livenza, close to Venice. Magis understands it-self as a kind of production company where the differences in languages and styles of the international designers are emphasized and the determining factor for the products.
Successful products of the company are next to the famous bar stool Al Bombo by Stefano Giovannoni (1997), the bottle shelf Bottle (1994), the chair and arm chair Air (2003) by Jasper Morissonor, the Chair One (2003) by Konstantin Grcic the folding table and chair Aida by Richard Sapper (2002), just to mention a few.
XO. An old cognac ? "Kisses and hugs"? No. Look again. Don't try to apply a known pattern. It's a croos and circle. If you like rebus, you can even read it "Cross the line". See ? Now it's obvious. That's what design is all about a new look on things. Putting together forms that do not seem to go along naturally and see that, in fact they do. Like a cross and circle. Simple, graphic - And yet unexpected.
DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP THROUGH 3 GENERATIONS
At Bent Hansen we make it a point of honour that the quality of the craftsmanship and the materials shines through, and that our furniture expresses the simplicity and honesty that is forever in fashion.
CEO and designer Henrik Hvid Hansen is the innovative force behind the company Bent Hansen. Surrounded by qualified craftsmen, he has the best opportunities to try out new ideas and test different kinds of leather and textiles.
Through it’s 60 years of experience the company Bent Hansen has always considered solid workmanship of great importance. Back in 1948 Henrik Hvid Hansen’s grandfather, upholsterer Svend Hansen, founded the company. Back then the key competence was restoring old furniture.
In 1967 Svend Hansen’s son, Bent Hansen, took over the company. He expanded the business and started manufacturing interior for restaurants, hotels and ships.
In 1983 third generation, Henrik Hvid Hansen was ready to enter the family company. As an upholsterer like his father and grandfather before him and deeply fascinated by modern design Henrik has turned Bent Hansen into a modern design company with its own line of furniture design and home accessories.