Frits Henningsen

Danish, 1889 - 1965
Frits Henningsen was a Danish furniture designer and cabinetmaker known for his focus on supreme craftsmanship. Much of his design inspiration was drawn from interactions with real customers in his Copenhagen furniture shop. He began his career as an apprentice under famed cabinetmaker I.P. Mørck, where he honed his craftsmanship skills and attention to detail. Henningsen later studied under Kaare Klint, a master Danish furniture designer and head of the furniture school at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Illuminated by his travels around Europe, he incorporated elements of Rococo, British 17th-century furniture, and French Empire styles into his handmade furniture, chairs (most notably his coveted Wingback chair), and often used palisander, mahogany, and other exotic materials of the highest quality. Frits Henningsen furniture remains popular worldwide. 
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