In the digital age, we at Design Network have remained a shrewd travelling salesman: We bring the names and products of our partners to the fore- front, inspiring the furniture industry with fresh breezes and new stories. As an intermediary between brands and dealers, we position international furniture manufacturers on the exclusive Austrian and Eastern European market. Working with Design Network is collaborative, proactive and honest. Our customers include the exclusive Austrian and Eastern European retail furniture market, design studios, architects, and decision makers. Together with our clients, we focus on sales support, employee trainings, order processing and much more. But that’s not where we stop; we also see our responsibility in: floor and show- room planning, showroom decoration, and maintaining enduring relationships with advertising partners. Only by doing all of that can we guarantee a brand-appropriate presentation for our collaborators. That of course also includes a sufficient presence of the latest product portfolio with retail and media partners.
For over 100 years, Carl Hansen & Søn represents Danish design history. With unmistakable craftsmanship, tradition, stories and sustainability, nothing is left to chance. As the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn also produces works by renowned designers such as: Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Eoos, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando, whose products bring visionary design concepts to life.
Danish architect Hans J. Wegner is considered a pioneering furniture designer of the twentieth century. Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner was part of a spectacular generation that created what is today referred to as ‘the Golden Age’ of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style,” Wegner once said. “And I’ve answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification – to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.” As of today, almost all of the world’s major design museums, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, exhibit his works. Hans J. Wegner died in Denmark in January 2007, aged 92.
We have been in the furniture industry for quite a while now. Despite our experience, we are always keen and curious about products that tell a story. That’s why we love searching out furniture brands that have a history to share. Finding the balance between the past, the present and quality, we let the product design tell its very own story. Inspiring and transforming the Austrian and Eastern European furniture market with our representative tasks.