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Frits Henningsen Sofas

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
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 Sofas

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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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Frits Henningaen 1930 Art Deco Sofa Danish
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful classic original Art Deco sofa by a famed Danish craftsman, Frits Henningsen. 1030. Original fabric
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Materials

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Three Seat Sofa by Frits Henningsen 1930s. Original Condition
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Fabric, Wood

Sofa with curved armrests by Frits Henningsen. Three matching chairs available
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Sofas

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Frits Henningsen Danish Mahogany Sofa, c. 1940's
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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 Sofas

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen sofa.
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Materials

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Frits Henningsen, Sofa, Mahogany, Fabric, Denmark, 1940s
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Located in High Point, NC
A stained mahogany and yellow horsehair fabric sofa or settee designed and produced by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, 1940s. 18” seat height
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Classic Danish Midcentury Three-seat Sofa by Frits Henningsen 1950's
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Located in Bridgeport, CT
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Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

1940s, Frits Henningsen Sofa, 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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Frits Henningsen Sofa
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 u...
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Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Frits Henningsen Mahogany Frame Sofa
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Sofas

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1940s Danish Modern Sofa by Frits Henningsen
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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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Frits Henningsen Three-Seat Sofa in Pastel Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, three-seat sofa, fabric and oak, Denmark, 1940s. This elegant three-seat sofa is made by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. This refined sofa is a classic piec...
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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 Sofas

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Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Oakland, CA
Stately sofa by Frits Henningsen, 1938, Denmark. Dramatic flared arms of flamed Cuban mahogany with eight-way hand-tied springs under seat. Reupholstered in 1960s in a green print ve...
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Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Sofas

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Three Seater Sofa by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Frits Henningsen three seater sofa on a mahogany frame with eight legs and covered with green wool. The sides have exposed wood panels on either side. It was designed and made circ...
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1930s Danish Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Sofas

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Frits Henningsen, Three Seat Sofa
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Frits Henningsen three seat sofa new upholstered with brandy coloured aniline leather Frame of mahogany. Made in the 1940s.  
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Mahogany Sofa by Frits Henningsen
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A three seater sofa designed and produced by Frits Henningsen with a mahogany frame, high back and curved armrests. The frame’s structure is sturdy, while the springs and upholst...
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Frits Henningsen Sofa
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Sofas

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Frits Henningsen sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Frits Henningsen sofas 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 sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sofas by Frits Henningsen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Grete Jalk, Peter Hvidt, and Arne Vodder. Prices for Frits Henningsen sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,203 and can go as high as $24,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,500.

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