DUX enter a collaboration with Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn. Together they are launching a bed based on sketches found in Børge Mogensen’s archives. With a sleek design and compelling choice of materials the best of two worlds are combined – DUX’s expertise in sleeping comfort, and Carl Hansen & Søn’s tradition for craftsmanship and design. The bed has never been in production before.
The two family-owned companies, Danish Carl Hansen & Søn and Swedish DUX, have jointly created a bed in a sleek design. The bed features many of Børge Mogensen’s characteristic details, including the beautiful visible mortise joints which require great precision and meticulous craftsmanship. Børge Mogensen’s focus on creating designs that last for generations is also evident in the bed which has a sturdy frame made of solid oak and rectangular and cylindrical cushions that complete the look with straps in saddle leather. The DUX spring core mattress has been specially developed for the bed. It is upholstered in durable light grey DUX textile with exclusive, hand-sewn piping cord. A soft DUX top mattress adds extra comfort to the bed.
Henrik Ljung, CEO of DUX, says: “Carl Hansen & Søn and DUX share a common tradition for craftsmanship and design. For Børge Mogensen, comfort was paramount – and DUX shares the same value. The exquisite craftsmanship, thoughtful construction, social commitment and quality of the materials that Børge Mogensen worked with are impressive. A piece of furniture must be flexible and fit for everyday use. Together with Carl Hansen & Søn, we have been given the opportunity to revive a fantastic design by Børge Mogensen and showcase the best that DUX has to offer. The craftsmanship details of everything from the mattress to wooden frame permeate the design, creating a bed comfort that needs to be experienced.”
On the collaboration with DUX, Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn, says: “Like Carl Hansen & Søn, DUX is a family-owned company with a long tradition of dedicated and beautiful craftsmanship. A mattress from DUX is also more than just a mattress – it is a piece of design. DUX does not compromise on aesthetics or function, which fits perfectly with our philosophy at Carl Hansen & Søn.”
This is the first time Carl Hansen & Søn has presented a bed and, about this, Knud Erik Hansen says: “It has long been our wish to be able to furnish all the rooms in the house. With the addition of the bed, it also becomes possible to furnish bedrooms and entire hotel rooms with our collection, especially with our selection of Børge Mogensen furniture, which is quite unique.”
The bed BM0555 Carl Hansen & Søn x DUX CH18 will be in stores from June 2021 It will be sold at selected stores and flag ship stores as well as retailers globally. Recommended retail prices:
Bed BM0555 Carl Hansen & Søn x DUX CH18, Double size: 180 x 210 cm, from 8 911 EUR
Bed BM0555 Carl Hansen & Søn x DUX CH18, Queen size: 160 x 210 cm, from 7 424 EUR
Bed BM0555 Carl Hansen & Søn x DUX CH18, Single size: 90 x 210 cm, from 5 144 EUR (coupling bracket included in single size, to combine into a double bed) Materials
Frame: FSCÒ-certified oak (FSC C135991), oil
Mattress: DUX CH18 with spring core, light grey textile Back cushion and neck cushion:
Textile, three colours – Clay 013, Moss 006 and Moss 021.
Leather straps for hanging neck cushions: Saddle leather/brandy
Screws for hanging neck cushions: Brass Clay 013About DUX
The Swedish design brand DUX began its journey back in 1924, when Efraim Ljung visited the USA to sell chocolate, but returned with an idea about springs for mattresses. Two years later, in 1926, Efraim Ljung founded DUX and launched the first DUX bed. With a focus on timeless aesthetics, sustainable design and comfort, DUX creates collections that last for generations. In addition to its beds, DUX is also proud of design icons such as the Jetson, Karin and Pernilla armchairs, by renowned designer Bruno Mathsson, not to mention notable design collaborations with leading Swedish design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune as well as Danish design studio Norm Architects. The supreme comfort of the beds is replicated in most of the upholstered furniture, since they also make use of the famous DUX spring. Nordic materials with wonderful textures and a largely natural colour palette combine to achieve refined harmony.
Today, DUX is a pioneer in the field of comfort and sleep quality. DUX is run by the fourth generation of the Ljung family, with production based in Sweden and Portugal. DUX beds and furniture are sold all over the world, not least via around 100 resellers in the Nordic market and through its own retail channel DUXIANA, which has about 80 stores in 30 countries. DUX beds can be found in over 300 hotels around the world and there are also a number of Hotel DUXIANA hotels in Sweden. Find out more at www.dux.se, www.duxiana.com and www.hotelduxiana.com.
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