FRITS HENNINGSEN

VOGUE Living Australia - - Iconic Style -

One of Kaare Klint’s ear­li­est dis­ci­ples, and later com­peti­tors, was Frits Henningsen, who also drew in­spi­ra­tion from 17thand 18th- cen­tury English fur­ni­ture rein­ter­preted for life in the 20th cen­tury. I first dis­cov­ered Henningsen and the un­for­get­table sil­hou­ette of his High Wing­back leather chair while work­ing for interior de­signer Jonathan Reed in Lon­don early last decade. Hand­crafted in small num­bers in the 1930s and ’40s by Henningsen him­self, the High Wing­back is quite sim­ply one of the most el­e­gant and mem­o­rable chairs of all time.

from left: Frits Henningsen’ High Wing­back chair; Flem­ming Lassen’s The Tired Man.

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