Design by
Henrik Tengler


The Chairman was designed by Henrik Tengler for Onecollection in 1990. Its sleek design is crafted using elegant and appealing materials, such as the brass details. The upholstered wooden backrest seamlessly merges with a black steel tube, functioning as an armrest and extending down to the floor. Available in oak or walnut with upholstery in textile or leather, the chair is suitable for both private homes and corporate settings.

Technical information

General Info

Design by: Henrik Tengler

Year: 1990


W 55cm x D 50cm x H 76cm
Seat height: 45cm


Model and materials:

HT 6110
Frame: Matte black and brass w/back piece in oak or walnut
Upholstery: Textile or leather

HT 6101
Frame: Brushed stainless steel w/back piece in oak or walnut
Upholstery: Textile or leather

2D Drawing

A Modern Classic

Manufactured with uncompromising demands for comfort and durability, the Chairman has become a modern classic due to its adaptability. To date, it has sold more than 60,000 units, making it the best-selling piece in the history of Onecollection.

The chair is available in solid oak or walnut, with the seat and the inside of the backrest upholstered in textile or leather. The frame is produced in brushed stainless steel or matte black painted steel with details in raw brass.

Timeless, simple, and highly functional – that’s how designer Henrik Tengler aptly describes the Chairman chair, which he designed back in 1990. What sets this chair apart is its remarkable comfort, making it an ideal choice for conferences and larger gatherings, almost like a prestigious “chairman” at the head of the table. The original concept for this classic chair stemmed from one of Henrik Tengler’s existing designs, incorporating the finest materials of stainless steel, leather, and wood. These three foundational elements were artfully combined in the design of the Chairman, resulting in an optimized level of comfort and usability.

The enduring popularity of the Chairman chair over the past three decades is no mere coincidence. Its sturdy build and thoughtfully chosen materials create a seamless harmony that delivers an unmatched sitting experience, accommodating both an upright posture for focused attention and a more relaxed position for moments of ease.

Henrik Tengler modestly states, “My designs may not be groundbreaking, and that’s not how I perceive my work. I gravitate towards a more classic approach, placing greater emphasis on the functionality of the furniture. My utmost priority is to ensure that you experience true comfort when seated.”

Discover Chairman at Restaurant Møntergade in Copenhagen

Nestled at the crossroads of the streets Gammel Mønt and Møntergade in the heart of Copenhagen’s historic district lies Restaurant Møntergade. Here, guests embark on a gastronomic journey that strikes a balance between tradition and innovation.


Explore materials and colours

Please note that when using the configurator actual colours and materials may vary due to different screen balances and settings. Also, the versions shown in the configurator are supposed to be viewed only as examples as more materials are available for ordering. 

Henrik Tengler

Henrik Tengler graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1988 and has more than 26 years of experience with furniture design and interior design. In 1992 Onecollection put the first chair from Henrik Tengler into production. The chair named Chairman later on became Onecollection’s best selling piece of furniture with more than 60.000 sold to date.