In addition to being a talented cabinet maker, Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) was a brilliant furniture designer.
After completing his training as a cabinet maker in 1911, he travelled around Europe, gaining experience before returning home to Copenhagen and starting his own company in 1915. As a member of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild, he took the initiative to stage and arrange furniture exhibitions in Denmark.
Frits Henningsen had a vibrant personality, and was particularly discerning about whom he would work with.
Carl Hansen was therefore both proud and excited when he chose to form a partnership with the newly formed furniture company. The successful Windsor Chair series was one of the fruits of this partnership.
Like the work of his colleagues Kaare Klint and Ole Wanscher, Frits Henningsen's work is rooted in classic craftsmanship traditions while also achieving a design expression with broad appeal an expression clearly illustrated by his Heritage Chair.