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Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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 Mahogany Side Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Frits Henningsen mahogany side table. Circular edged top raised on a clustered stem with four down swept legs. Designed and produced in the 1940-1950s by cabinetmaker Frits Henning...
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1940s Danish Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Mahogany

Side Tables by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of mahogany framed side tables with "spider" legs and a leather top. Designed and manufactured by Frits Henningsen. Price shown is for the pair of tables. Denmark, circa 1940s.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Side Tables by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Two side tables with mahogany tops and stained beech frames. Maker Frits Henningsen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen pedestal table with brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Brass

Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen pedestal table with brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Brass

Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Mahogany

Danish Modern Frits Henningsen Coffee Table of Solid Oak with Two Flaps, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Danish modern coffee table with two flaps made of solid oak Designed by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) and made at his own workshop in Copenhagen The tabl...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Oak

Danish Design Low Table in Mahogany and Tiles by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, 1940s. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Mahogany

Danish Midcentury Table in Cuban Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, 1940s. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Mahogany

Occasional Table Designed by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, 1930s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Oak and goat leather. Measures: H 56 cm/ 22" W 73 cm/ 20 3/4" D 47 cm/ 18 1/2".
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Leather, Oak

Midcentury Danish Side Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Mahogany

1930s Danish Circular Side Table by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A circular side table in mahogany set upon a tripod base with brass feet by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Side Tables

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Brass

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Mogens Koch Mahogany Folding Table, by Interna, C. 1960
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Located in Nordhavn, DK
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Frits Henningsen side tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Frits Henningsen side tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Frits Henningsen side tables there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 16 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original side tables by Frits Henningsen were created in Scandinavian modern style during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider side tables by Arne Vodder, Jens Harald Quistgaard and Børge Mogensen. Frits Henningsen side tables can differ in price, size, time period and other factors. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,261 and tops out at US$15,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,121 on average.

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