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Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

Aksel Bender Madsen created a number of classic mid century designs in the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, often working jointly with his business partner and friend Ejner Larsen (1917–87). Bender Madsen trained as a cabinetmaker before spending four years studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1940. It was there that he met his lifelong friend Larsen, with whom he would work throughout his career. They designed over 300 pieces of furniture together until Larsen’s death in 1987, often working with cabinetmaker Willy Beck, who produced their designs over a 25-year period. Larsen and Bender Madsen participated annually in the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild competitions from 1947, and their work was exhibited at the Triennale di Milano and in the Design in Scandinavia exhibition, which traveled across the US. from 1954 to 1957. 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. Before he began working with Larsen, Bender Madsen worked for Danish icons Kaare Klint and Arne Jacobsen from 1940 to 1943. While designing furniture, he also worked simultaneously as an architect for the Danish Consumers Cooperative Society (1943–50) and as a teacher and principal at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1950–54). 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 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). Together Bender Madsen and Larsen received many awards, including winning the prestigious Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Annual Prize in 1956 and 1961. Their furniture is housed in museums around the world, including the aforementioned Met Museum and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.

(Biography provided by Beaux-Arts Amsterdam)
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Creator: Aksel Bender Madsen
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wood Dinning Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This set of two elegant dining chairs was designed by Aksel Bender Madsen for the Dutch manufacture Bovenkamp during the 1960s. Madsen is famous for its exquisite craftsmanship with ...
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1960s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Faux Leather, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Vintage Teak Coffee Table Aksel Bender Madsen Ejner Larsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Vienna, AT
Three legged coffee table designed by Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000) & Ejner Larsen (1917-1987) in Denmark, circa 1960. The base is made of chromed steel furthermore the top was mad...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Chrome

Rare Rosewood Armchairs by Enjer Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
By Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These are rare rosewood armchairs by Enjer Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen for Larsen + Madsen, c1955. Fully restored in beautiful Italian leather. Allow 3-4 weeks if upholstery servi...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen Oak Stools
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender stools, produced by Willy Beck, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1961. Oak frame, upholstered with white velour textile. The seats are marked underneath w...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Oak and Cane Easy Chair by Larsen and Madsen
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare Scandinavian Modern armchair designed by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen. The design features oak and caned in a modern linear form. Produced by Willy Beck in Denmark, circ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Cane, Oak

Drop Leaf Executive Desk by Willy Beck
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rectangular teak executive desk with a demi-lune drop leaf.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

1950s Brazilian Rosewood Danish Upholstered Dining Captain Chair Larsen + Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Wonderful and rare accent chair in older fabric, re-upholstery necessary. Frame is constructed of rare 1950s solid old growth Brazilian rosewood. Measures: W 26 x D 16 x H 30.5 in...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Rosewood

Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp Teak Lounge Chair in Olive Green Upholstery
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, teak, fabric, Denmark, 1950s This lounge chair by Aksel Bender Madsen is produced by Bovenkamp. The Danish designer once again proved his great ey...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp Lounge Chair in Oak and Teak
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, lounge chair, teak and oak, fabric, Denmark, 1950s. Madsen is known for his modest, minimalist designs. This lounge chair has armrests made out ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Teak, Oak

A. Madsen & H. Schubell Wingback sofa Bovenkamp The Netherlands 1960
By Madsen & Schubell, Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Fantastic shaped sofa designed by Arnold Madsen & Henri Schubell for Bovenkamp, The Netherlands 1960. Aksel Bender Madsen was contracted by Bovenkamp to work for them end 1950’s begi...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak, Teak

Set of Four Rosewood Chairs in Black Leather
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of four rosewood chairs in black leather designed by Aksel Bender and Ejnar Larsen designed in the 1960s. They are all in very good vintage condition. Only sold in a set of four....
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1960s Unknown Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Desk by A. Bender Madsen and Ejner Larsen for Willy Beck Cabinetmaker
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Interesting and rare Danish designed desk by A. Bender Madsen and Ejner Larsen and manufactured by Willy Beck. Desk features a 21-inch drop-leaf. Table measures 31 inches when folded...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Rosewood, Teak

Aksel Bender Madsen Sofa in Checkered Fabric, Oak and Teak
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Aksel Bender Madsen, sofa, fabric, oak, teak, Denmark, 1960s The designer of this sofa is Aksel bender Madsen (1916-2000) who is known for his classic Mid-Century designs and wor...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak, Teak

Lounge Chairs and Sofa by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, 1952
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Bovenkamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Early rare midcentury livingroom set composed of one lady-chair, one highback reading chair, attached neck pillow, and one sofa. Beautifully sculpted teak frame and original amber-or...
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1950s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak

Lounge Chair by Ejner Larsen & A. Bender Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare LP48 armchair from 1948 by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen, made by Ludvig Pontoppidan in original black leather. Signed with label.
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1940s Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Teak

"Metropolitan" Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen and Ejner Larsen for Willy Beck
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Armchair metropolitan designed by Aksel Bender Madsen and Ejner Larsen for Willy Beck, Denmark, 1950s. Lacquered wood and original cane. Measures: H 78 cm/ 2' 7'' D 50 cm/ 1' 8'...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Cane, Lacquer

Teak and Steel Desk by Larsen and Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak desk with steel frame and pulls, with a left side return housing filing shelves designed by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen. Return dimensions; 39.5" W, 17.5" D, 26.5" H.
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1960s Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Steel

Larsen & Bender-Madsen for Fritz Hansen Armchairs Model 4205 in Oak
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Einar Larsen & Aksel Bender-Madsen for Fritz Hansen, armchairs, model 4205, blue and turquoise upholstery, oak, Denmark, 1950s These wide dining chairs are executed with a rounded b...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen Side Table, Rosewood
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen side table in rosewood. Made by Cabinetmaker Willy Beck.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Rosewood

Rare Dining/Conference Table by A. Bender Madsen and Ejnar Larsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck
Located in Hudson, NY
Award winning design, featured at the 1956 Cabinetmaker's Guild Exhibition in Copenhagen. Made of teak, retains label. Made by Cabinetmaker Willy Beck.
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Mid-20th Century Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

Ejner Larsen and A. Bender Madsen Danish Teak Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set
By Ludvig Pontoppidan, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Peabody, MA
Danish teak lounge armchair and footstool/ottoman, circa mid-1950s. Designed by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen and made by Ludvig Pontoppidan. Note: each chair and ottoman set ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, Teak Framed Fauteuil
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Soesterberg, UT
Bovenkamp fauteuil designed by the Danish designer Aksel Bender Madsen for the Dutch furniture company Bovenkamp in the 1960s. What is special about this design is that the armrests ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak, Fabric

Pair of Danish Organic Teak & De Ploeg Wool by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning set of lounge chairs totally fully restored with new foam and De Ploeg Wool upholstery in a blue/green melange (see detail photo 7) Design is by Aksel Bender Madsen and t...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Brass

Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp Teak Lounge Chair in Soft White Chenille, 60s
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This armchair by Aksel Bender Madsen is executed by Bovenkamp. The Danish designer once again demonstrates his good taste combined with excellent craftsmanship. With the soft white b...
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1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Chenille, Teak

Pair Danish Lounge Chairs by Ejnar Larsen & Aksel Bender
By Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair Danish Lounge Chairs by Ejnar Larsen & Aksel Bender. Good original condition. Worldwide shipping.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather

Ejner Larsen Axel Bender Metropolitan Chair
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Heesch, NL
This so called metropolitan chair is designed for Fritz Hansen. The chairs were named after an exhibition in the MET in NY in the 1960-ies. Ejner Larsen and Axel Bender Madsen desi...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Plywood

Ebonized High Back Karen Lounge Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Dorchester, MA
Danish designer Aksel Bender Madsen created this striking lounge chair, called Karen, for Dutch manufacturer Bovenkamp. It was sold in the early 1960s by U.S. retailer of Scandinavia...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

"Bovenkamp" Wingback Sofa Design by Aksel Bender Madsen, 1960s
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Delft, NL
"Bovenkamp" Wingback sofa design by Aksel Bender Madsen, 1960s The wingback sofa, designed by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp The frame is made of oak and the armrest of teak ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak, Teak

Aksel Bender Madsen Oak Armchairs for Fritz Hansen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Aksel Bender Madsen for Fritz Hansen, oak and black fabric upholstery, Denmark, circa 1955. These wide dining chairs are executed with a rounded back. The chairs feature a blond oak...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Oak, Fabric

1950s Danish Stool by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen for Willy Beck
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A spare and well crafted stool having a shapely black leather seat floating on tapered teak dowel legs.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Larsen & Madsen Solid Mahogany Leather Stool from Willy Beck, 1950
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Munich, DE
Ejner Larsen (1917-1987), Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000). Solid mahogany side chair-height stool built by Danish master cabinetmaker Willy Beck. Original black leather is in fin...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Cabinet by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant, finely crafted and spare modular floor cabinet in solid rich teak having an upper section with adjustable open shelves and three floating drawers perched on a base with t...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

Cabinet with Drawers by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A modular floor cabinet in solid rich teak having an upper section with adjustable open shelves and three floating drawers resting on a base with two sliding doors accessed by recess...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

Teak and Leather Stool by Bender-Madsen and Larsen
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome sidechair-height stool built by master cabinetmaker Willy Beck. Original leather is in fine original condition. Metal tag to underside
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1950s Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Aksel Bender Madsen Wingback Set of 2 Lounge Chairs for Bovenkamp, 1950s
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in The Hague, NL
Set of 2 lounge chairs called wingback, designed by Aksel Bender Madsen. Aksel Bender Madsen worked for Bovenkamp in the 1950s and 1960s, this chair was produced in 1958. Madse...
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1950s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Wool, Oak, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, 1960s
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern lounge chair. Design by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp. Striking Danish design from the 1960s. Solid oak frame with solid teak curved armrests which...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak, Teak

1960s Danish Round Coffee Table by Ejner Larsen and Bender Madsen for Willy Beck
By Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Danish modern coffee table,1960s by E. Larsen & B. Madsen for Willy Beck, made in Denmark, beautiful vintage table, fantastic condition, early edition.  
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Askel Bender Madsen and Ejner Larsen Armchair
By Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Askel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larsen Armchair
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Aksel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larsen Armchair
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Aksel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larsen armchair designed in 1949 and produced by Willy Beck. Rosewood legs with new black leather.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Rosewood, Leather

Aksel Bender Madsen furniture for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Aksel Bender Madsen furniture are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Aksel Bender Madsen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 43 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Aksel Bender Madsen was created in Europe during the 20th century in the Scandinavian Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Slagelse Møbelvaerk, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen and Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik. The prices for Aksel Bender Madsen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$921 and tops out at US$36,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,200 on average.

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