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  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935
  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935
  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935
  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935
  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935
  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935
  • Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935

Frits Henningsen sofa, 1935

Frits Henningsen sofa by Frits Henningsen, c. 1935.

Elegant open-sided sofa designed and produced by Frits Henningsen. The frame is made from Cuban mahogany and the original upholstery is in horsehair. The classic design borrows from 17th Century British furniture and is made to extremely high quality, using the finest materials in a quietly luxurious, yet modern manner.

The graceful, sweeping arm and outward flowing rear profile characterise his graceful approach to seating design. The proportions of the sofa bench are carefully considered to provide comfort whilst managing to remain visually lightweight and of a scale that complimented a similar armchair he designed, that may provide for a more formal group of furniture.

Frits Henningsen studied under Kaare Klint and also trained as a cabinet maker, following a similar path to many of Denmark’s leading designers of the twentieth century.

He took a slighting alternative route thereafter, by setting up his own shop in Copenhagen. Whilst his contemporaries focused on designing for production, Henningsen focused on craftsmanship and the small scale manufacture of furniture. He wanted to be known both for his cabinet-making qualities and as a designer.

Much of his historical output is sought after and several designs are now reproduced under license through his daughter.

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Frits Henningsen sofa by Frits Henningsen, c. 1935.

Elegant open-sided sofa designed and produced by Frits Henningsen. The frame is made from Cuban mahogany and the original upholstery is in horsehair. The classic design borrows from 17th Century British furniture and is made to extremely high quality, using the finest materials in a quietly luxurious, yet modern manner.

The graceful, sweeping arm and outward flowing rear profile characterise his graceful approach to seating design. The proportions of the sofa bench are carefully considered to provide comfort whilst managing to remain visually lightweight and of a scale that complimented a similar armchair he designed, that may provide for a more formal group of furniture.

Frits Henningsen studied under Kaare Klint and also trained as a cabinet maker, following a similar path to many of Denmark’s leading designers of the twentieth century.

He took a slighting alternative route thereafter, by setting up his own shop in Copenhagen. Whilst his contemporaries focused on designing for production, Henningsen focused on craftsmanship and the small scale manufacture of furniture. He wanted to be known both for his cabinet-making qualities and as a designer.

Much of his historical output is sought after and several designs are now reproduced under license through his daughter.

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143w x 63d x 43/86cmh

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The frame is made from Cuban mahogany and the original upholstery is in horsehair.

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