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FH429 The Signature chair

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    Frits Henningsen's uncompromising approach to furniture design culminated with his 1954 Signature Chair, which crowned his distinguished career. Carl Hansen & Son is now recreating this elegant armchair and once again making the final work of one of Denmark's most interesting designers available to the public.The Signature Chair was the last piece of furniture Frits Henningsen designed and produced. Carl Hansen & Son is now recreating this unique work by one of Danish design's most renowned 20th century personalities.
    Over the course of his career, Frits Henningsen's designs evolved towards increased simplicity, with the Signature Chair becoming his purest and most pared-down piece of furniture. The Signature Chair was finally complete in 1954, and fewer than 20 pieces were produced. It is therefore an extremely rare piece of furniture and not often seen at auctions. On the rare occasions it does appear, the chair is highly sought after among collectors and has often sold for large sums in recent years.
    Knud Erik Hansen CEO of Carl Hansen & Son concludes: "With its very simple design, the Signature Chair tells the story of a cabinetmaker who was uncompromising and perfectionistic in his choice of materials and execution. The chair in many ways reflects the culmination of a long career as a furniture designer and cements Frits Henningsen's prominent position in Danish furniture design history."

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:66 x D:89 x H:101 cm (Seat height: 40 cm)

    Oiled oak and walnut

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  • Designer
    Frits Henningsen
    Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) was known as an uncompromising designer. He viewed quality craftsmanship as the most important element of his work, making it his focus when developing new furniture. Unlike other cabinetmakers, Henningsen always created his own furniture pieces - although his greatest desire was to be recognized as a cabinetmaker and not as a furniture designer. In his designs, Henningsen was able to capture traditional expressions from other style periods and reinterpret them with a modern and organic flavor. He drew inspiration from earlier styles such as French Empire, Rococo, and British 17th-century furniture, much like one of the other great furniture designers of his day, Kaare Klint. The two designers met at technical college, where Kaare Klint was one of Frits Henningsen's teachers.
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    • Yellow, Hallingdal 65 457
    • Orange/red, Hallingdal 65 600
    • Black leather Thor 301
    • Brown leather Thor 332
    • Cognac leather Thor 307
    • Dark Brown leather Thor 306
    • Light Brown leather Thor 325
    • Remix 2 123 (light grey)

    • Oiled Oak
    • Oiled Walnut

  • Delivery

    8-9 weeks
    Made to order item

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