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Wingback Chair by Frits Henningsen

$12,500

About

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 designer and cabinet maker who achieved high standards of quality with exclusively handmade pieces. 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 the Cabinetmakers Guild from 1927, he was admired by his peers for the high quality of his craftsmanship. Many of his pieces were crafted in exotic woods such as rosewood and mahogany. All his furniture is handmade in line with traditional, labour-intensive methods from the 19th century. His pieces are noted for their elegance, above all for the soft curves in the arms of his chairs and sofas, demonstrating his traditional approach aiming to combine style and comfort. In 1942, Henningsen distanced himself from the younger designers of the day who increasingly used straight lines in their work, believing furniture design needed to maintain curvature which contributed to a homely look.

Details

  • Creator
    Frits Henningsen (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU811121684482

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    Ships From: Hudson, NY
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