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Askel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp lounge chair

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Teak
W. 28 in; H. 33 in; D. 26 in;
W. 71.12 cm; H. 83.82 cm; D. 66.04 cm;
Seat H. 17 in;
Seat H. 43.18 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1956
Description A rare Askel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp modern lounge chair. Considered to be part of the golden era of Modern Design, Bovenkamp was a premier furniture maker. Notably, Bovenkamp collaborated with a number of Danish designer-craftsmen, such as Arne Vodder and Aksel Bender Madsen, and manufacturers like Fritz Hansen, France & Sons, and Sibast.
Bender Madsen was committed to building the Danish design identity and exporting Scandinavian style. He introduced a clear Danish aesthetic to the Dutch brand Bovenkamp in the 1950s and 1960s, who also worked with fellow Arne Vodder. Bender Madsen designs for Bovenkamp feature many models of easy chairs and armchairs, including the low-backed Edith and the high-backed Karen (circa 1950).
Danish designer-cabinetmaker Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000) created a number of classic midcentury designs in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, often working jointly with his business partner and friend Ejner Larsen (1917-1987).
Larsen and Bender Madsen's most famous design, namely the Metropolitan Chair, was developed in 1949 and produced from 1950; its name came from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it was shown and acquired for the Arts of Denmark exhibition in 1960-61. Upholstered in saddle leather, the Metropolitan Chair is an elegant example of organic Danish modern design.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 01
Dealer Reference Number AJG140
Incollect Reference Number 268545
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