"Good design eliminates the superfluous and still
leaves room for the poetry of an object."
— Gesa Hansen
Born into a family of furniture designers and archtiects, Gesa Hansen's love of design came very early in life. After graduating from the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the Nagoya University of Arts, she worked for several design studios in Tokyo and Paris. In 2009 she followed the family tradition and set up her own label, "The Hansen Family", for hand-crafted furniture influenced by Scandinavian design. Her first collection received numerous renowned design awards. Gesa Hansen's Parisian HFB Studio, which creates exellent interior design, is also very successful. In 2015, Wallpaper Magazine named her one of the 200 most important designers in the world.
Gesa Hansen created an exciting new colour concept for Villeroy & Boch that lends a very individual touch to the elegant Artis washbasins and selected bath collections.
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Gesa Hansen's colour inspirations
Inspired by the Parisian lifestyle, the people and nature in the city as they change through the seasons, Gesa Hansen created a new and exciting colour concept for Villeroy & Boch - from the fresh green of spring to a summery yellow, from autumnal pinks to a crisp wintry blue. Complemented by three elegant black and grey shades.
Go to colours
Fine forms. Strong colours.
Colours and forms are an expression of personality and a popular stylistic device in interior design. The Artis washbasin edition is perfect for expressing your personal style in the bathroom. With 15 elegant colours from Gesa Hansen and the 4 delicate shapes - round, oval, square and rectangular - the collection adds a timelessly classic touch to a modern bathroom.
Collection & products
"Villeroy & Boch stands for family, quality and tradition. The designs are very diverse – from timelessly classic through to contemporary to rural."
— Gesa Hansen
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