Danish Modern Sofa By Aksel Bender Madsen

This is a fairly rare version by Danish designer Aksel Bender Madsen. Frame has been refinished in a dark walnut and prior damage to left arm shows slightly through. Periwinkle colored upholstery is more than presentable. Aksel Bender Madsen, often known simply as Bender Madsen, (16 August 1916 – 23 May 2000) was a Danish furniture designer who worked closely together with Ejner Larsen (1917-1987) producing a wide variety of items during the Danish modern period. After training as a cabinetmaker, he attended the Furniture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1940. Thereafter he worked with architects Kaare Klint and Arne Jacobsen until 1943.[1] From 1942, he designed his own models which he exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild (Københavns Snedkerlaug). While studying at the Academy, he met Ejner Larsen who became his partner. In 1947, they established a design studio together. The same year, they presented works made by cabinetmaker Willy Beck at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild’s exhibition where they continued to participate year after year, working with Beck for a total of 25 years. Aksel Bender Madsen received the Cabinetmakers Guild annual prize (Snedkerprisen) in 1956 and 1961. Seat height is 16.5″
64”w x 30”d x 33.5”h x 16.5″sh