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Carl Hansen FH429 Signature Chair

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  • Frits Henningsen's Signature Chair clearly emphasizes Henningsen's work with achieving both comfort and elegance through the use of graceful, curved lines.
  • The Signature Chair reflects Frits Henningsen's growing emphasis on elegance and a design philosophy that gradually evolved towards increased simplicity and precision. With its soft, inviting shapes and floating armrests, the Signature Chair is one of Frits Henningsen's most light and simple designs.
  • The chair that put the finishing touch on Frits Henningsen's lifework was produced in fewer than 20 pieces. However, through access to Frits Henningsen's archives and close collaboration with the designer's family, the chair is now being made available to the general public.
  • The Signature Chair  - product code FH429 - is available with a solid oak or walnut frame in various finishes and with leather or fabric upholstery.

 

HISTORY

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.
A cabinetmaker who held his profession to very high standards, Frits Henningsen always produced his own designs. He often began the process by creating a small model. The Signature Chair, for example, was designed with the aid of plasticine, with toothpicks standing in for legs.

DESCRIPTION

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.
The Signature Chair (product code FH429) is available with a solid oak or walnut frame in various finishes and with leather or fabric upholstery. The chair's dimensions are 41 cm (seat height), 102 cm (height), 89 cm (depth) and 67 cm (width).

If you would prefer an alternative upholstery for this product, please submit an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

THE DESIGNER

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. 

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