The Metropolitan Chair was designed by the duo Ejner Larsen and
Aksel Bender Madsen in 1949. With its organic form and high quality
of craftsmanship the Metropolitan chair falls within the golden era
of furniture history, known as Danish Modern.
Larsen and Bender Madsen met while studying under leading Danish
designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Together they designed approximately 300 works, of which the
Metropolitan Chair is considered their most significant.
The chair got its breakthrough at the exhibition The Arts of
Denmark at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York in 1960,
where the most prominent of Danish design was showcased. The chair
was consequently named the Metropolitan Chair.
The Metropolitan Chair is available in oak and walnut with
various surface treatments and saddle leather upholstery in
natural, cognac or black.