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The German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen was born in 1981 and comes from a family of furniture designers and architects. After graduating from the "Bauhaus Universität Weimar", she moved to Paris and worked in the studio of the famous architect Jean Nouvel. In 2009, she set up the label "The Hansen Family", which enjoyed great success with Scandinavian-style handmade furniture, immediately receiving 2 Red Dot Awards and the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, as well as a nomination for the German Design Prize 2011. Elle Decoration named Gesa Hansen's "Interior Design Studio" Newcomer of 2012 for its outstanding interiors. In 2014, she was selected by Werner Aisslinger as Germany's Young Designer of the Year. The adoptive Parisian has now developed an exclusive colour concept for Villeroy & Boch which opens up extensive creative scope for bathroom design.
The designer Gesa Hansen has found her very own private refuge in the idyllic village of Courances, where she lives with her young children and the restaurateur Charles Compagnon. Villeroy & Boch had the opportunity to visit Gesa in her country home, renovated according to her designs. Take a glimpse behind the scenes.
The colour concept was developed by Gesa Hansen specially for the premium Artis washbasin series. In combination with the elegant shapes, these fifteen harmonious shades create a uniquely modern atmosphere. An effect that can be emphasised with additional Villeroy & Boch products: all of the shades are also available for the Squaro Edge 12, La Belle and Loop & Friends baths. Coloured kitchen sinks round off the selection, elegantly extending the colour concept from the bathroom to other living areas.
Inspired by the vibrant kaleidoscope of seasonal colours in Paris, Gesa Hansen has developed a colour concept for Villeroy & Boch revolving around different shades. The designer has created four harmonious colour collections and a neutral black-grey series to reflect Parisian chic over the changing seasons: from the fresh green of spring to radiant summer sunshine, from pink autumnal leaves to a crisp wintry blue. Gesa Hansen is thus picking up on the trend for stronger colours in the fashion world and adapting it to the interior design area.
The fifteen expressive shades allow you to design your own personal highlights for your bathroom and open up options for different effects. Create an impression of space with sunny yellow, convey power and energy with red shades or a relaxing mood with soothing green and blue.
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