HANSEN's vision is to make use of their Nordic cultural heritage and its craftsman traditions, in order to create viable clothing in noble materials with a refined finish. For the realization of a Hansen collection, Hansen collaborates with local producers of knitwear, weaving, trim and embroidery.

This cardigan is the result of a collaboration between HANSEN and Ole Strange. Ole’s great aspiration for quality and passion for knitting design is an inspiration. Ole loves his old knitting machines - the oldest in use being almost 100 years old. HANSEN is for the modern man, with a wish to signal simplicity, honesty and strength.

Three Intersecting Planes 1954

M.C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. Escher was often sick as a child and as a result was placed in a special school at the age of seven. In school, he not only excelled at drawing, but he also took carpentry and piano lessons until he was 13 years old. In 1919, Escher attended the Harlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. He briefly studied architecture, but he failed a number of subjects (partly due to a persistent skin infection) and switched to decorative arts. Here he studied under Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, with whom he would remain friends for years.

In 1922, Escher left the school, having gained experience in drawing and making woodcuts. From there he moved about Europe with his family and continued to create works through different mediums. In his graphic art, he portrayed mathematical relationships among shapes, figures and space with the goal of telling a story every time. Additionally, he explored interlocking figures using black and white to enhance different dimensions. Integrated into his prints were mirror images of cones, spheres, cubes, rings and spirals.

Metamorphasis I 1937

Three Spheres 1945

in black
DETAILS: this lovely cardigan is the result of collaboration between Hansen and Ole Strange of Jutland, Denmark. Ole still produces knitted fabrics on his collection of decades-old machinery. This particular pattern is referred to as "Hardanger" (after a place in the Norwegian fjord) shows a different side of Norwegian knitting than the typical snowflake patterns. Made from a thick 100% wool with horn buttons. Made in Denmark.

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