A Metropolitan comeback

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Danish furniture designers Ejner Larsen (1917-1987) and Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000) are far less known on the international design scene than their contemporary counterparts such as Hans J. Wegner or Finn Juhl.

Now, however, the possibility of an international comeback has occurred, thanks to the relaunch of the couple’s elegant Metropolitan Chair from 1949, introduced by design furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son.

Originally, the chair was designed as a conference chair and went into production in 1950. It received its name in 1961, when the Metropolitan Museum in New York bought the chair for its collection. It was not least because of impressive craftsmanship in both the molded back construction and the leather upholstery work. At the same time, Chase Manhattan Bank chose to furnish its new headquarters with 450 copies of the Metropolitan chair.

In the relaunched version, The Metropolitan Chair comes with legs in solid oak or walnut and seat and back in leather in colours natural, cognac or black.

The Metropolitan chair is ready for delivery to retailers in September 2014.

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Furniture designers Ejnar Larsen (left) and Aksel Bender Madsen.

Carl Hansen & Son
Tel.: +45 6612 1404
www.carlhansen.com