Gesa Hansen was born in Arnsberg in 1981, and graduated in Design at the Bauhaus-University, Weimar. After her studies she worked in Paris at the Ateliers of Jean Nouvel, at the graphic studio H5 and at the NDC in Tokyo. Her work was shown at the Designmai Berlin, the 100% Design Festival in Seoul, Korea, at the Design Show Artlab Brussels, by Fabrica in Bologna and Treviso. Since 2007 she is working as a freelancer in Paris and the art director of Hans Hansen Furniture who is also distributing her new label "The Hansen Family". Her furniture won 2 Red Dots in the category "Best Product Design" and is now part of the Collection of the Red Dot Design Museum. Her piece "Desk" part of the exhibition German Design 2010 in New York and Milan hosted by the German Design Council.
She is nominated for the German Young Designer 2011.