Carl Hansen & Søn



The Metropolitan Chair, designed by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen in 1949, is distinguished by its admirable craftsmanship and excellent seating comfort.

Reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2014.


The Metropolitan Chair was designed by the duo Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen. 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 designed approximately 300 works, and thus put their clear mark on Danish design over the years. Of these 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. It was consequently named the Metropolitan Chair.

Metropolitan Chair is produced in solid oak or walnut and is available in two variants: One fully upholstered in saddle leather (LM92), the other combining a leather-upholstered seat with an exposed veneer back (LM92T).




The designer

Larsen & Bender Madsen

Larsen and Bender Madsen became acquainted at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Their acquaintance developed into a lifelong friendship, and in 1947 they began to design together in their spare time. Together, the duo developed a number of Danish classics – over 300 designs in total - always working in a clean, simple style that produced timeless designs.

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