Schotten & Hansen celebrates 40th anniversary

Wooden flooring specialist Schotten & Hansen is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.

Reflecting on four decades of craftsmanship and innovation, Schotten & Hansen has established an extensive roster of world-renowned clients and commercial partners over the last 40 years resulting in an inspiring portfolio of projects from luxury residential, yachts, hotels, showrooms, and private members’ clubs.

Since the company was founded in Peiting, Bavaria in 1984, Schotten & Hansen has been committed to making the highest quality wooden floors and interiors surfaces using traditional workmanship in combination with modern engineering technology and natural ingredients. From a small business focusing on restoring historic furniture and surfaces, the company has grown over the decades into an internationally renowned specialist solution provider.

Today, founder Torben Hansen is still at the helm of the business, alongside CEO Bernhard Heinloth, with Torben’s sons Maximilian and Ulrich joining the family business in recent years, and now acting as Head of Product Management and UK Managing Director, respectively.

In celebration of its 40th year, Schotten & Hansen has announced a programme of events and projects for 2024.

During Salone Del Mobile in Milan, 16-21 April 2024, Schotten & Hansen will partner with luxury home appliances manufacturer Gaggenau and architect Hendrik Müller (1zu33 Architectural Brand Identity) to create a new bespoke wooden surface for the brand’s innovative installation, The Elevation of Gravity at Villa Necchi.

At Clerkenwell Design Week in London, 21-23 May 2024, Schotten & Hansen will showcase the Mythical Forest Salon, a creative collaboration with Kit Kemp Design Studio previewing Schotten & Hansen’s new pioneering magnetic product treatment.

In celebration of Schotten & Hansen’s 40th anniversary, Minnie Kemp, Design Director of Kit Kemp Design Studio has designed an immersive space that will showcase the Pitter Pat magnetic table, along with outstanding coloured floor designs, and a curated palette of eight Douglas Fir veneers that can be used across a multitude of surfaces for maximum impact.

Furthermore, new Schotten & Hansen exhibition spaces will open in Austria and Switzerland, boosting the portfolio of European locations from four to six across Germany, United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland. The first will open in Erlenbach in collaboration with Swiss interior designer Ina Rinderkencht on 13th June 2024. This will be followed later in the summer with a second brand presence in Kitzbühel.

Torben Hansen, Founder, comments: “It has been an extraordinary four-decade journey, and I am truly grateful to have contributed to some of the world’s most exciting projects. I’ve had the chance of collaborating closely with remarkable architects, designers, and esteemed partners who have become friends of the house, appreciating our products as lifelong companions.

“Two decades ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Kit Kemp, and since then, our flooring has been an integral part of most of the Firmdale Hotels. It stands as a lasting testament, showcasing that our renewable surfaces transcend the constraints of time. A visit to the prestigious Ham Yard Hotel in London will lead you to a floor that not only tells countless stories but has also retained the authentic character of natural ingredients and wood, embodying durability since the hotel opening in 2014.”

Bernhard Heinloth CEO looks ahead: “The combination of traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology gives us the means to realize complex interior projects, all over the world. Our customers delight in our refined wood products and natural finishes.

“This motivates everyone at Schotten & Hansen to give their best, every day. Utilizing the company’s shared passion as a foundation, we can envision a future where innovation and adaptability continue to drive growth and success and positions us as a unique full-service provider.”

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