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.Read More
In his designs, Henningsen was able to capture traditional expressions from other style periods and reinterpret them with a modern and organic flavor. He drew inspiration from earlier styles such as French Empire, Rococo, and British 17th-century furniture.
Frits Henningsen saw himself as constantly developing and, due to his great attention to detail, permitted only very few of his furniture pieces to be produced outside his own workshop. During Frits Henningsen’s lifetime, Carl Hansen & Son was one of only two furniture producers to be shown such trust. Carl Hansen & Søn manufactured Frits Henningsen’s Windsor Chair for over 70 years and re-launched his Heritage Chair in 2013.
The Coupé Sofa expresses Henningsen's unique sense of proportion and design: The shoulder-height profile, angled rear legs and elegant inner armrests combine for a design that shows a deep understanding of materials and skill.
The Coupé Sofa is recreated according to careful measurements of the original piece and is manufactured with the same precise craftsmanship. Underneath the refined exterior lies a solid beech wood frame with foam padding and pocket springs for optimum sitting comfort.
39.4" h | 25.2" d | 58.7" w | seat: 16.5" h
Crafted in solid walnut or oak and with exquisite textiles or leather using a demanding upholstery technique, the sofa is both understated and remarkable at the same time. Piping on leather versions will match selected leather color. Fabric versions will always come with SIF leather piping and armrests in your choice.