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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 Rocco, 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 rereleased the iconic Signature chair.

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

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Creator: Frits Henningsen
Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen armchair. Designed in 1949. New black leather upholstery with brass nail heads.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, Beech

Pair of midcentury stools by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of beautiful stools by Frits Henningsen, made from mahogany with rattan seats. Beautiful light design with curved legs.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Rattan, Mahogany

Armchair Upholstered with Blue Velvet and Mahogany Designed by Fritz Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Armchair upholstered with blue velvet and mahogany designed by Fritz Henningsen. The chair is in great vintage condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Velvet, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Frits Henningsen 1889-1965. Desk arm chair in solid mahogany, seat with original horse hair upholstery. Designed in 1930-1950. Frits Henningsen was both a designer and a cabinet-m...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Wood is mahogany. New leather. From 1940's.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, 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

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Fabric, Beech

Danish Midcentury Sofa by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Midcentury sofa upholstered in French velvet. Designed by Danish architect Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark. Great condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Frits Henningsen, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of Classic midcentury lounge chairs upholstered in fabric standing on solid mahogany legs. Designed by Danish architect Frits Henningsen, circa 1940. Made in Denmark. Great orig...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, 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

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

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen armchair. Wood is Mahogany. New black leather. 1940's.  
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, 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

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Leather, Oak

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

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

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Cuban Mahogany Armchair, 1933
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Madrid, ES
An armchair designed and edited by Frits Henningsen in 1933. Cuban mahogany frame ;professionally reupholstered in brown leather. Brass nails. Excellent condition. Shipping worldwide.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

1940s Danish Modern Sofa by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
This 1940s Frits Henningsen sofa is newly reupholstered in an ivory-white bouclé from Schumacher. The mahogany frame is refinished in a warm red-brown tone that complements the leath...
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1940s Danish Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, Bouclé, Mahogany

Neoclassical Style Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant Danish modern armchair by designer Frits Henningsen with mahogany frame and comfortable, measures: seat height of 18". Newly upholstered in a grey wool fabric. Would grace ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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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 Highback Lounge Chair Denmark, late 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Frits Henningsen lounge chair made in Denmark late 1940's to early 1950s. Frits Henningsen's elegant and modern style here is a classic Cotil fabric, go equally well in very ...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Wool, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa in Mahogany and Pink Fabric
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 Easy Chair Produced by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare easy chair designed by Frits Henningsen. Produced by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark.
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

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

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Fabric, Mahogany

1940s Frits Henningsen Mahogany Wingback Armchair, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Praha, CZ
- Sturdy and stable - Suitable for new upholstery - Height of seat 41cm.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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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 Armchairs, Oak and Leather
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
Frits Henningsen (1889 - 1965) Pair of armchairs, 1932 Designed and produced by master cabinet maker Frits Henningsen in Denmark, circa 1932. Patinated oak base, seats upholste...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Brass

Frits Henningsen Armchair, Denmark, Circa 1932
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Frits Henningsen armchair Denmark Circa 1932 Magnificent mid century Frits Henningsen Leather & Mahogany Armchair Denmark circa 1932, the buttoned back chair with two gull like ar...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Mahogany, Leather

Classic Sofa by Frits Henningsen, circa 1938
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Three-seat sofa with Cuban mahogany frame; classical style with curving arms on six solid mahogany legs. Chosen as one of the 100 Danish masterpieces in the same named book, page 38,...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Frits Henningsen Wingback
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A pair of exceptionally rare 'Wingback' armchairs in original patinated natural leather with solid oak legs. Designed in 1935 and manufactured in the same period. By Frits Henningsen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather

1950s Danish Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, London
Lounge armchair By Frits Henningsen Wool fabric Danish 1950s Measures: Seat height 43cm Matching pair available.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

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

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
A wingback armchair by Danish designer Frits Henningsen, recovered in soft cowhide, extremely comfortable. A pair available. Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) was a Danish furniture d...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Wood

Pair of Frits Henningsen Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Henningsen was both the proprietor of a furniture-making workshop with a team of cabinetmakers in central Copenhagen as well as the designer of his own products. An active member of ...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Wood

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Sofa with White Fabric Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Beautiful box-shaped mahogany sofa designed by Frits Henningsen and produced in the 1940s. Front with rounded sleigh-shaped sides, tapered legs. Reupholstered in white textured fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, 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

Leather, Mahogany

1940s, Frits Henningsen Pair of Armchairs, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with some signs of use. - Measure: height of seat 43 cm.
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1940s Danish Art Deco Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Unique Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs in Original Leather
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, lounge chairs, oak, original leather, Denmark, 1950s These two most rare lounge chairs by Danish designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen feature highly elegant,...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Leather, Oak

Armchair Upholstered with Red Velvet and Mahogany Designed by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Armchair upholstered with red velvet and mahogany designed by Frits Henningsen. The chair is great vintage condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Fritz Henningsen Easy Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Oakland, CA
Early Scandinavian lounge chairs designed by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, Denmark. Hand-crafted hardwood frames with superior joinery, newly upholstered in a fine black leat...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Beech, Leather

Frits Henningsen Easy Chair from 1935 Produced in Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wingback easy chair designed in 1935 by Frits Henningsen. Produced by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Leather, Oak

Frits Henningsen Sofa in Teak and Cognac Leather
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, sofa, teak, cognac leather, Denmark, 1930s This classic sofa was designed and produced by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in the 1930s. The design is well-bal...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Teak, Leather

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Nordhavn, 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 u...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

FH429 Signature Chair in Walnut Oil by Frits Henningsen
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Frits Henningsen
Located in Farmingdale, NJ
The FH429 Signature chair was designed by Frits Henningsen, a cabinetmaker who held his profession to very high standards. Henningsen always manufactured his own designs and often be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Walnut

Frits Henningsen 1930s Easy Chair in Cuban Mahogany
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Frits Henningsen chair with Cuban mahogany frame. Sides, seat and back upholstered with patinated black leather, back fitted with buttons. Made and designed by Frits Henningsen. L...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Frits Henningsen Arm Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen arm chair reupholstered in new black leather and beech legs refinished in mahogany. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Beech, Leather

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 1937-1942. T...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant neo-classical-style sofa in mahogany by Danish designer Frits Henningsen Frits Henningsen (1889–1965) was a Danish furniture designer and cabinet maker who achieved high st...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Mahogany, Wood

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

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany, Cane

Midcentury Lounge Chair by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, Danish Design, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Midcentury lounge chair upholstered in Fabric. Designed by Danish architect Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark. Great condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

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

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Frame Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant and rare 3-seat neoclassical sofa designed and manufactured by Frits Henningsen for cabinet maker Rud Rasmussen. High quality and sculptural example constructed from solid ma...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Mahogany

FH429 Signature Chair Walnut Oil with Sif 95 Leather by Frits Henningsen
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Frits Henningsen
Located in Farmingdale, NJ
The FH429 Signature chair was designed by Frits Henningsen, a cabinetmaker who held his profession to very high standards. Henningsen always manufactured his own designs and often be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

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Walnut

Frits Henningsen Easy Chairs with Fluted Legs, Denmark, 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
‘Danish master cabinetmaker’ or “snedkermester” has become a commonly used term for Danish furniture makers, even though the expression is quite exclusive and only applies to certain...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Beech

Frits Henningsen Hand-Carved Mahogany Three-Seater Sofa, 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A commodious and elegant piece of historic seating design, here we have a three-seat, eight-leg sofa in by the inimitable Fritz Henningsen in solid hand carved mahogany and gorgeous ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

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Wool, Mahogany

Danish Mid-Century Sofa by Frits Henningsen, c. 1950's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Elegance and simplicity abound in this three-seat sofa by Frits Henningsen. Its design is a Modern take on classic saddle and wing silhouettes - with clean, sloped shelter arms termi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Wool, Wood

Frits Henningsen Sofa, Denmark, 1940s-1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
An original Frits Henningsen sofa, Denmark, 1940s-1950s. Designed and produced by Frits Henningsen, Copenhagen. The sofa has presumably been reupholstered at some point in its histor...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern 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 from the 1940s. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Seating

Materials

Beech, Fabric

Frits Henningsen seating for sale on 1stDibs

Frits Henningsen seating is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and 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. 118 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 20 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original seating designs by Frits Henningsen were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 20th century. Many customers also consider seating by Johannes Andersen, Hans Olsen and A.P. Stolen if you want additional options. Frits Henningsen seating prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,240 and tops out at $38,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,890 on average.

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