Designed by Frits Henningsen in 1930
The chair has only been manufactured in very limited quantities
Carl Hansen & Søn relaunched the chair at Salone del Mobile in 2013 After travelling for a number of years, Frits Henningsen returned to Denmark filled with expressions from his experiences around Europe. Drawing on classic British style, Frits Henningsen sought to develop a contemporary armchair with a high level of detail and quality.
The Heritage 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 Heritage Chair ́s warm and elegant lines bear testimony to Frits Henningsen ́s constant pursuit of perfection. The relaunch also demonstrates that his furniture pieces are as relevant today as ever. It has a radiance rarely found in modern furniture.
With a love for natural materials, Frits Henningsen created a chair that is inviting and evokes tranquility, fulfilling the eternal human quest for breathing space in a hectic daily life.
It takes a skilled upholsterer about 12 hours to fit and upholster the Heritage chair.
The Heritage Chair is available with contrast buttons exclusively in seven standard variants. Leather buttons (3 variants) can be combined freely with all CHS fabrics.
The Heritage Chair is available with legs in oak or walnut. It is available in 5 different fabric groups and 3 different leather groups.
A matching footrest, CH420, can be added for 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.