Designed by Larsen & Bender Madsen, 1950
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son
Originally intended as a conference chair, the Metropolitan chair (LM92) went into production in 1950. The design is the result of many intense hours where Larsen and Bender Madsen designed and developed late into the night. The tensioned veneer back was inspired by a lamination technique course Benden Madsen had taken earlier.
After a 1961 Danish export campaign, the Metropolitan Museum in New York purchased the chair for its exhibition, The Arts of Denmark. The chair was consequently named the Metropolitan chair - probably one of the greatest honors a chair can earn.
On the international design scene, the duo Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen are far less known than designers like Hans J. Wegner. But upon closer inspection of their major work - the Metropolitan chair - one begins to understand their intuitive sense for world-class design and craftsmanship.
The Metropolitan chair is offered in oak and walnut with various finish options with leather upholstery in your choice of options. Legs, back/armrest and cover caps always come in the same type of wood.
Specifications: 30.7" H | 22" D | 29.9" W | seat: 16.7" H | arms: 26.8" H
Availability: ships within 12- 14 weeks | free shipping