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Frits Henningsen Seating

Danish, 1889-1965

Danish cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen never compromised on quality. His furniture is known for its impeccable craftsmanship, and unlike many designers of his day, Henningsen — a dogged perfectionist — rarely permitted any of his pieces to be built outside of his own workshop. Each of his elegant low-profile tables, chairs and sofas feature the clean lines and graceful curves typically associated with vintage mid-century modern and Scandinavian modern furniture.

Henningsen was born in 1889 and apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in the early 1900s. He was mentored by the well-known and respected cabinetmaker I.P. Mørck and completed his apprenticeship at the age of 22.

Henningsen also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where one of his teachers was legendary furniture designer Kaare Klint, who is frequently called the father of Danish modernism. Henningsen saw Klint as a friendly rival, which motivated him to refine his craftsmanship and technique.

Henningsen traveled throughout Germany, France, and Great Britain to gather knowledge, experience and inspiration. He returned to Copenhagen in 1915 and set up a furniture store and workshop to create and sell his own designs. He also developed relationships with Rud Rasmussen and Carl Hansen & Søn, the only furniture manufacturers he trusted to produce his designs.

Bucking the angular and geometric furniture trends of the time, Henningsen embraced fluid and organic forms. Much of his inspiration came from the Rococo, French Empire and British 17th-century styles he encountered on his travels. The 1930 Heritage chair is a prime example of these influences. It features soft, curving lines and has a sophisticated appeal.

Another piece that showcases Henningsen’s style and craftsmanship is the 1952 Signature chair. A striking work that features an inviting curved seat atop sinuous carved wood legs, the Signature chair was his last design.

The straightforward and timeless style of Henningsen furniture continues to enjoy popularity today. In fact, in 2015, Carl Hansen & Son reissued the iconic Signature chair.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Frits Henningsen seating, side tables and cabinets on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Frits Henningsen
Classic Frits Henningsen Sofa in Cuban Mahogany Danish Midcentury
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
This elegant and generously sized three-seat sofa was designed and made by the Danish Master Cabinetmaker, Frits Henningsen in the 1930s and most likely produced between 19335-45. Th...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen settee. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Frame. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair. Nice Classic Design. Beech Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Frame. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Frame. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional Design. Rosewood Legs. Unmarked.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Rosewood

Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Frame. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee. Nice Classic Design. Mahogany Frame. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s European Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
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1940s Danish Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa . Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa. Unmarked
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen, Pair of Lounge Chairs with Brandy Aniline Leather
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Frits Henningsen pair of lounge chairs new upholstered with brandy coloured aniline leather. Frame of mahogany. Made in the 1940s.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Danish 1940s Wingback Chair in Beech by Master Carpenter Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful classic 1930s-1940s wingback chair produced by Master Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, Denmark. Slid mahogany stained beechwood. Very elegant design that fits superbly into a...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Wool, Beech

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer: Frits Henningsen (Danish, 1889-1965) Additional Information: Provenance: Private Collection, Aventura, Florida. About the collection: “My family has been collecting...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa in Mahogany and Pink Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, sofa, mahogany, pink fabric, Denmark, 1930s This classic sofa was designed and produced by master cabinet maker Frits Henningsen around the 1930s. The basic design...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Black Leather Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
This lounge chair was designed and made by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in the 1940s or 1950s. The leather is original and shows patina evidence of age. The piping on armrests near ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather

Frits Henningsen Horsehair Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
This lounge chair was designed and made by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in the 1940s or 1950s. The horsehair is original and shows patina evidence of age. The ottoman / footstool ha...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Birch

1940s Fritz Henningsen Windsor Oak Chair Model CH 18A, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished. - Sturdy and stable. - Measure: height of seat 45 cm.
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1940s Danish Art Deco Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Oak

Classic Danish Midcentury Three-seat Sofa by Frits Henningsen 1950's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic and very elegant lines by one of the early Danish iconic designers made around early 1950's. Backrest and seat nice and firm and frame raised on Cuban mahogany legs remains s...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Beech, Wool, Mahogany

Desk Chair in Patinated Leather and Oak by Danish Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Swivel chair with adjustable height in patinated leather and oak. Designed and made by Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, great original condition.
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1940s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Oak

Sofa Free standing Mahogany And wool-linen fabric By Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Kastrup, DK
Frits Henningsen sofa from 1889-1965. Mahogany sofa made in high quality at own carpentry in 1940-1950. Mahogany refinished with a light French polish. Seat height 45 cm. Newly uphol...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Mahogany legs. Refinished and reupholstered.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Legs are Mahogany. New black leather. From 1940's.       
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Modern Dining Chairs, circa 1930s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern mahogany dining chairs by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, circa 1930s. They have probably been refinished and reupholstered at some point. Beautiful caramel color leather se...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood, Mahogany

Pair of 1950s Danish Armchairs by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, London
Pair of lounge chairs By Frits Henningsen Newly upholstered in Baluchi Natural fabric by Designers Guild Measure: seat height 42cm. Denmark 1950s.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa. Unmarked
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Sofa. Unmarked
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1940s European Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen High-Back Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen High-Back Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen High-Back Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen High-Back Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional Design. Mahogany Legs. Unmarked.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Carl Malmsten "Samspel" Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carl Malmsten "Samspel" Lounge Chair. Nice Traditional Design. Beech Legs. Unmarked.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Mogens Lassen Style High-Back Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mogens Lassen Style High-Back Lounge Chair. Wonderful Sculptural Design. Unmarked
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Frits Henningsen Box-Shaped Wooden Sofa with White Fabric Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Beautiful box-shaped three-seater mahogany sofa by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen from circa 1940. Front with rounded sleigh-shaped sides, tapered legs. Seat and back reupholstered in...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Legs are Mahogany. Refinished and Reupholstered.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen, High Wingback chair, 1935
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rare Frits Henningsen high wingback chair upholstered with black natural leather, fitted with buttons. Detailed curving legs of mahogany. Designed 1935, made by cabinetmaker Frit...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen settee. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

1930s Danish Art Deco 3-Seater Sofa In Cuban Mahogany By Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A striking 3-seater sofa in Cuban mahogany and green velvet fabric by Frits Henningsen. In competition with his teacher Kaare Klint, Henningsen was one of the outstanding Danish des...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Hardwood

Model CH 18A Windsor Dining Chairs by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen & Son
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Frits Henningsen
Located in RADOMSKO, PL
Model CH 18A Windsor Dining Chairs by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen & Son. Crafted in Denmark, these iconic chairs epitomize mid-century style. Their surface showcases a timeless ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Wood

Danish Mahogany Wingback Easy Chair by Frits Henningsen, c. 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Introducing an exquisite wingback easy chair by the legendary Frits Henningsen, a master of Danish design whose legacy continues to captivate enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Dati...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Danish Modern Frits Henningsen Windsor Armchair
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Frits Henningsen
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A design from the 1930s by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen & sons.Atake traditional British design but with Danish modern sensibility. Lacquered beech frame. Professional, skilled ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Beech

Frits Henningsen: Armchair with carved mahogany frame
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
Armchair with carved mahogany frame. Seat, back and armrests upholstered with light patterned fabric. Stamped 6416. Made by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Condition Normal patina du...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Mahogany Sofa, c. 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century three-seater sofa, designed by furniture maker and designer Frits Henningsen (1889–1965), c. 1940's. Both the proprietor of a furniture-making workshop ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Mahogany

Three Seat Sofa by Frits Henningsen 1930s. Original Condition
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Handewitt, DE
Three seat sofa by the famous danish cabinetmaker and designer Frits Henningsen 1930s. In original untouched condition, with blue fabric. This is upholstered by Frits henningsen's fa...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Frits Henningsen Danish Wingback Lounge Chair, c. 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century wingback chair, designed by furniture maker and designer Frits Henningsen (1889–1965), c. 1940's. Both the proprietor of a furniture-making workshop wit...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Mahogany & Caned Armchair, c. 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century armchair, designed by furniture maker and designer Frits Henningsen (1889–1965), c. 1940's. Both the proprietor of a furniture-making workshop with a te...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Highback Lounge Chair, c. 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century high-back lounge chair, designed by furniture maker and designer Frits Henningsen (1889–1965), c. 1940's. Both the proprietor of a furniture-making work...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Mahogany

2021 FH429 Signature Lounge Chair by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen in Oak
By Frits Henningsen, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an FH429 Signature lounge chair with a solid oiled oak frame and putty colored Thor leather seat, designed by Frits Henningsen and produ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Foam, Leather, Oak

Frits Henningsen seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Frits Henningsen seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Frits Henningsen seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 113 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 11 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating by Frits Henningsen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Peter Hvidt, Nanna Ditzel, and Grete Jalk. Prices for Frits Henningsen seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,150 and can go as high as $62,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,500.

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