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 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.