interview with CEO of hans k henrik karlsson
As Racquet Collection Jannis Ellenberger designed a broad range of furniture for Hans K. Together with Bremen Chair and Ottoman this was the first collaboration of the designer with the Swedish brand wich is located in Kinna east of Gothenburg.
Henrik Karlsson is the owner and CEO of Hans K. Manufacturing furniture has a long tradition in his family. The company recently went through a generation change and quite some things have changed since, but also the furniture market as a whole is a subject to change.
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Henrik, when Jannis first time visited Hans K in Sweden some years ago your father Hans was still the managing director. The company is named after him, correct? Looking back, what can you tell us about the challenges of a generation change in a furniture company?
It was a huge challenge for everyone being involved, for our customers, our employees and suppliers. And as well for the whole family since it affects so many people around you. But we managed and we are very positive for the future!