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Lm92 Metropolitan Leather Back Chair

from Carl Hansen & Son

lm92 metropolitan leather back chair

lm92 metropolitan leather back chair

Design Larsen & Bender Madsen, 1949
Solid wood, saddle leather upholstery
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

"The Metropolitan chair is a valuable Danish furniture classic... the chair tells the story of Danish design at its best." - Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son

Originally intended as a conference chair, the Metropolitan chair (LM92) 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 Benden 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.

On the international design scene, the duo Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen are far less known that designers like Hans J. Wegner. But upon closer inspection of their major work - the Metropolitan chair - one begins to understand their intuitive sense for world-class design and craftsmanship.

The Metropolitan chair is offered in oak and walnut with various finish options and saddle leather upholstery in your choice of natural, cognac or black. The piping of the chair matches the tone of the leather. As an exception, natural saddle leather is also available with red piping.

Quick-ship options:
- walnut, oiled, saddle leather natural

31.3" h | 22" d | 30.5" w | seat: 16.7" h | arms: 26.75" h

$3,565.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Please allow approximately 8-12 weeks for your chair to be created and shipped)


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A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.


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