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TheHeritage Lounge Chair from 1930 is a true modern masterpiece. A supremely comfortable and organic easy chair that adds charm to any room. The Heritage Lounge Chair's warm and elegant lines bear testimony to Frits Henningsen's constant pursuit of perfection. With a love for natural materials, he created a chair that is inviting and evokes tranquility, fulfilling the eternal human quest for breathing space in a hectic daily life.
The Heritage Lounge Chair is best placed where its soft lines and organic shapes can be viewed from all sides. With its beautiful details, arching curves and supreme comfort it is a gift to any room. The relaunch also demonstrates that Henningsen's furniture pieces are as relevant today as ever. It has a radiance rarely found in modern furniture. TheHeritage Lounge Chair is inviting and evokes tranquility, fulfilling the eternal human quest for breathing space in a hectic daily life.
TheHeritage Lounge Chair is available in fabric or leather with legs in oak or walnut. The chair buttons will match the chosen fabric for online purchase. Contrast button fabric may be specified by note/email. A matching footrest offers extra comfort.
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.
After he opened his own furniture store in Copenhagen, he drew much inspiration from contact with customers, using daily conversations to better understand demand and apply this directly to the production process.
At age 22, he completed his cabinetmaker apprenticeship with one of the most recognized cabinetmakers of his day, I.P. Mrck. Like many of his creative elite contemporaries, Henningsen then traveled around Europe to gather experience and inspiration, working in Germany, France and Great Britain for several years before returning to Copenhagen in 1915.
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.
This encounter had a major influence on Frits Henningsen's development as a cabinetmaker, while the competition that arose between the two men led to a constant renewal and reinterpretation of furniture craftsmanship by both parties.
Frits Henningsen saw himself as constantly developing and, due to his great attention to detail, permitted only very few of his furniture pieces to be produced outside his own workshop. During Frits Henningsen's lifetime, Carl Hansen & Son was one of only two furniture producers to be shown such trust. Carl Hansen & Sn manufactured Frits Henningsen's Windsor Chair for over 70 years and re-launched his Heritage Chair in 2013.
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