CREATIVE DIRECTOR

AT FRITZ HANSEN

As our new Creative Director at Fritz Hansen, you will play a key role in driving our unique design and brand into the future.

The core of the Fritz Hansen vision is Extraordinary Design Improving Life – for people & planet. Fritz Hansen has shaped the Danish and Nordic design tradition for more than 150 years. Our goal is to strengthen our position as a premium design company even further.


Responsible for the entire journey from idea generation to concept and design development

Our new Creative Director will be responsible for the entire journey from idea generation with co-creators to concept and design development while simultaneously having a clear brand vision throughout the process. 

Everything developed by the Creative Director together with our co-creators should embody purpose, aesthetic appeal, and longevity, while also demonstrating a strong commercial relevance within the residential and/or the contract market.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with co-creators to develop relevant, modern, and commercial designs based on the unique Fritz Hansen design philosophy. You will further maintain and develop our existing portfolio of our classic design icons from Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and other designers.

As our new Creative Director, you own the product roadmap and with your keen eye for detail and trend forecasting abilities, you will stay ahead, continuously pushing boundaries and exploring innovative design trends.  

Your role will involve collaborating closely with co-creators to identify exciting new opportunities that align with the Fritz Hansen brand values. You will serve as the primary point of contact for our co-creators fostering positive relationships through clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative approach.

Alongside driving our design agenda, you will also have a key role as Fritz Hansen’s creative and brand spokesperson. You must always have a focus on bringing the Fritz Hansen brand forward in the market and build a solid foundation for the past, present and future legacy of Fritz Hansen. 

Travel activities must be expected.


Leading our Creative Team and ensuring great collaboration.  

As the Creative Director, you will be responsible for setting the creative direction and leading our small and very skilled design team to conceptualize and execute innovative designs that captivate our audience and elevate our brand identity.

Your leadership skills will be paramount, as you mentor and inspire the team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and excellence.

Your role will involve collaborating closely across our organization in Denmark and globally to understand business objectives and translate them into inspiring design concepts, together with your team and co-creators.

It is essential that you embrace the F.H. Culture of curiosity, bravery, unity, and care as these values are at the heart of the organization and they must be used as guidance for the Creative Director in regards of actions and decisions.

The Creative Director reports to the company’s CEO and is a member of the executive management team.


A strategic thinker with an extensive understanding of both creative processes and branding 

You must have significant relevant experience as a Creative and Product Design Lead from a premium design company within the furniture and interior space.

  • Demonstrate a proven track record of successfully launching co-created products.
  • Exhibit excellent communication and relationship-building abilities, effortlessly fostering and maintaining key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally.  
  • Display strong leadership capabilities, inspiring and guiding our team members to achieve their best.  
  • Ensure seamless collaborations with internal stakeholders and departments like product development, marketing, and sales management.  
  • Be fluent in English; proficiency in Danish is advantageous, though not mandatory.  

If you embody these qualities and are ready to make a significant impact in the world of design, we invite you to apply for the role as Creative Director at Fritz Hansen. 


PRACTICALITIES 

We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews ongoing and will close the process when we have found the right candidate. When you submit your resumé, please also include a short motivational letter.

Please disregard the "Cover letter" field in the application form and attach your short motivational letter instead.

If you have any questions please reach out to our Global People & Culture Director, Camilla Vogn Kjær at cavk@fritzhansen.com. Kindly note that applications submitted outside the application system will not be handled due to GDPR.


At Fritz Hansen A/S, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Our hiring decisions are driven by qualifications, skills, and the ability to perform the job. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT FRITZ HANSEN

FRITZ HANSEN


Fritz Hansen has crafted extraordinary design since 1872 and stewards many of the world's most recognised furniture designs. Today we embody a modern, conscious, Nordic lifestyle manufacturing premium furniture, lighting and accessories made in collaboration with leading artists, designers, and architects from around the world. The brand has collaborated with Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Hans J. Wegner, Piero Lissoni, and Poul Kjærholm, among others. By collaborating with partners and suppliers who share our values, we combine our expertise with specialist knowledge to bring about positive change. Our mission is to create visionary, long-lasting designs that elevate the everyday.


Today Fritz Hansen designs are sold in more than 85 countries through 2,000 points of sale, including flagship stores in Copenhagen, New York, Munich, and Tokyo. The company employs almost 350 people worldwide and maintains its headquarters north of Copenhagen, serving design-passionate customers through contract and retail.


For more information, visit fritzhansen.com