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Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

AKSEL BENDER MADSEN (1916–2000, DENMARK)

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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Danish Midcentury Open Arm Settee by Aksel Bender Madsen 1950's for Fritz Hansen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elegant Danish midcentury settee by Aksel Bender Madsen for Fritz Hansen. Very nicely carved beech wood frame with the hallmarks of Danish design of elegance and high quality. The fr...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Beech

Axel Bender Madsen Rosewood Dining Arm Chairs
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Aksel Bender Madsen dining armchairs crafted of solid Brazilian rosewood with sculpted arms and a comfortable backrest. The pair of chairs are in their original finish and upholstere...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Rosewood

Larsen & Bender-Madsen for Fritz Hansen Armchairs Model 4205 in Oak
By Fritz Hansen, Aksel Bender Madsen
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

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

Handcrafted Jewelry Box by Ejnar Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen for Willy Beck
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck
Located in Providence, RI
Teak jewelry or desk box designed by Ejnar Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen, and crafted by cabinet-maker Willy Beck of Copenhagen, Denmark. The boxes lid opens to reveal a mirror, as ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Mirror, Teak

1940s Danish Oak Armchair by Aksel Bender Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Loro Piana Interiors
Located in New York, NY
A handsome Danish armchair designed by Aksel Bender Madsen in the 1940s. There are two chairs available. Each chair is comprised of an oak frame, arms, and legs, and new upholstery. ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Oak, Wool

Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp Teak Lounge Chair in Soft 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 executed by Bovenkamp. The Danish designer once again proves his good tas...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Pair of Aksel Bender Madsen Armchairs
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in New London, CT
These are fairly rare armchairs by Danish designer Aksel Bender Madsen. Frames has been refinished in a walnut finish and newly reupholstered in white boucle´. Aksel Bender Madsen, o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Walnut

Aksel Bender Madsen Wingback lounge Sofa Bovenkamp, the Netherlands, 1960
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Fantastic shaped lounge sofa designed by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, the Netherlands, 1960. Bovenkamp was known for its high quality and Danish import furniture. This sofa is ...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak, Teak

Midcentury Lounge Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, 1960s
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Lounge chair by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, 1960s. Beautiful frame in combination of teak and oak. Chair is in excellent condition, with new upholstery (Kvadrat Tonica). Di...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

1960s Aksel Bender Madsen Coffee Table for Bovenkamp
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Bovenkamp
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
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 busine...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

"Bovenkamp" Wingback Sofa Design by Aksel Bender Madsen, 1960s
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Bovenkamp
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

"Bovenkamp" Lounge Chairs Design by Aksel Bender Madsen, "Karen and Edith" 1960s
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Bovenkamp
Located in Delft, NL
"Bovenkamp" lounge chairs by Aksel Bender Madsen, "Karen and Edith", 1960s The Karen and the Edith chair, designed by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp Made of oak and the armres...
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Mid-20th Century European Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak, Teak

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

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

Aksel Bender Madsen Oak Armchairs for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Aksel Bender Madsen
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 Superb Desk by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen for Willy beck
By Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A superb, generously scaled and impeccably handcrafted desk in pale mahogany having a finely proportioned rectilinear form. The desk is fully finished on all sides; the drawers have ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen Oak Stools
By Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck
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

1950s Danish Stool by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen for Willy Beck
By Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck
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

Aksel Bender Madsen Teak and Oak Lounge Chair
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, oak and teak and turquoise and light green fabric, Denmark, 1950s. This lady lounge chair by Madsen is executed by Bovenkamp. Madsen is known for ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak, Teak

Rare Dining/Conference Table by A. Bender Madsen and Ejnar Larsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen, Willy Beck
Located in Dallas, TX
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

Danish Modern Sofa by Aksel Bender Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in New London, CT
This is a fairly rare version by Danish designer Aksel Bender Madsen. Frame has been refinished in a dark walnut and prior damage to left arm shows slightly through. Periwinkle color...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

"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

Oak and Cane Easy Chair by Larsen and Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen
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

Lounge Chairs and Sofa by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, 1952
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
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

Ejner Larsen and A. Bender Madsen Danish Teak Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ludvig Pontoppidan, Ejner Larsen
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

Ebonized High Back Karen Lounge Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp
By Bovenkamp, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Boston, 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

1950s Ejnar Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen Teak Armchair - Choice of Upholstery
By Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s armchair by Ejnar Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen. The teak armchair feature a solid teak frame and with curved armrests and backrest that makes the chair look elegant and suit...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Teak

Irving D. Shapiro Brazilian Rosewood Danish Armchair by Larsen + Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Washington, DC
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

1960s Danish Round Coffee Table by Ejner Larsen and Bender Madsen for Willy Beck
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, 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

Larsen & Madsen Solid Mahogany Leather Stool from Willy Beck, 1950
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen
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

Ejnar Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen for Fritz Hansen Chairs, 1955
By Fritz Hansen, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice pair of armchairs model 4205 designed by Ejnar Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1955. These chairs have a solid birch wooden frame and black vinyl up...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Birch, Faux Leather

Armchair by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Madrid, ES
An outstanding armchair of solid wenge wood and original cognac leather designed by architects Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen and produced in 1964 by cabinetmaker Willy Beck.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture

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Wenge

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

Drop Leaf Executive Desk by Willy Beck
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, 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

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

Elevated Cabinet by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A beautifully proportioned and finely crafted elevated cabinet having tambour doors with carved recessed pulls, floating on a spare, elegant and architectural base.
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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 Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, 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

Cabinet by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, 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

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

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

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Leather, Rosewood

Teak and Leather Stool by Bender-Madsen and Larsen
By Willy Beck, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Hudson, 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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Aksel Bender Madsen Furniture