The Metropolitan Chair is available in oak and walnut with various surface treatments and saddle leather upholstery in natural, cognac or black. The Metropolitan Chair 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 Bender 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.
Larsen & Bender Madsen, 1950
- Oak, Walnut
- Height: 79.5cm / 31.3 Inch
- Seat Height: 42.5cm / 16.7 Inch
- Width: 77.5cm / 30.5 Inch
- Depth: 56cm / 22 Inch
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.