Severin Hansen

Severin Hansen Jr., a notable Danish furniture designer, is primarily recognized for his exceptional table and desk designs crafted in the classic Danish midcentury modern style. During the 1950s and early 1960s, his creations were manufactured by Haslev Møbelsnedkeri, a furniture company situated in the small town of Haslev near Copenhagen, as well as by the Dutch manufacturer Bovenkamp. Hansen’s notable collaboration with the esteemed Danish porcelain company Royal Copenhagen resulted in a series of rosewood tables adorned with hand-painted and glazed ceramic tiles, skillfully crafted by artists like Grethe Helland-Hansen and Nils Thorssen.

While information about Hansen’s personal life remains limited, his designs have garnered increasing popularity among vintage enthusiasts. He is highly regarded for his exceptional craftsmanship and the use of premium materials. Hansen’s repertoire encompassed a range of furniture pieces, including dining tables, nesting tables, coffee tables, and sewing tables, predominantly crafted from rosewood and mahogany, with a smaller number made from teak. Exemplifying the minimalist aesthetic of the 1960s Scandinavian style, his designs featured angular silhouettes and tapered legs, epitomizing the characteristic idiom of the era.