Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs
Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs
Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs
Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs
Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs

Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs

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These are fairly rare armchairs by Danish designer Aksel Bender Madsen. Frames has been refinished in a walnut finish and newly reupholstered in white boucle´. 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.[2] [3] In addition to sculptural chair designs, they also designed living rooms, bedrooms, shelving, dining tables, and office furniture. Their most notable work is the Metropolitan Chair, in bent plywood, which was exhibited in 1949 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen from 1952.  Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 26.25 in. (66.68 cm)Depth: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)