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Frits Henningsen Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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 Sideboard
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
Frits Henningsen Mahogany Sideboard. A Danish mahogany sideboard by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. An executive styled sideboard having downward cabinet doors and three drawers all...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Cabinet by Frits Heningsen
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Large cabinet in mahogany with tambour doors, drawers and brass hinges. Frits Henningsen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Solid Wood Cabinet with Tambour Door, Denmark, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
Classic design with expert craftsmanship. This how this cabinet and the Danish master cabinetmaker, Frits Henningsen could be best described. Unlike most cabinetmakers, Henningsen always designed his own furniture pieces, creating exclusively handmade pieces, like this cabinet. This elegant deep cabinet is made of luxurious book mirrored...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Midcentury Danish Modern Rosewood Bookcase by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
Lovely Mid-Century Modern Bookcase, designed by prolific Danish furniture designer Frits Henningsen. Crafted in versatile Rosewood, this open bookcase is designed with low, sleek leg...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Frits Henningsen Sheraton Style Sideboard
By Frits Henningsen
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A mahogany Sheraton style sideboard, lightly curved front with three drawers and two doors behind which there are shelves. Tall tapered legs. ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Frits Henningsen case pieces and storage cabinets for sale on 1stDibs.

Frits Henningsen case pieces and storage cabinets 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 case pieces and storage cabinets, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original case pieces and storage cabinets by Frits Henningsen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider case pieces and storage cabinets by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Niels Otto Møller, and Niels Vodder. Prices for Frits Henningsen case pieces and storage cabinets can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,800 and can go as high as $5,950, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,632.

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