Pair of Mid-Century Modern Dutch Dining Chairs by Aksel Bender Madsen for Bovenkamp, 1960s, Set of 2



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 organic forms of wood. This chairs are upholstered with black vinyl with an interesting structure. The legs are made of rosewood in a dark shade of brown. The organic-shaped backrest resembles a wave. This chairs have a timeless design with a clear influence of Scandinavian design from the Mid-Century Modern era.

Aksel Bender Madsen is a talented Danish designer. He was born in 1916 in Denmark. After becoming a carpenter, he studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies, he met his friend and future associate, Ejner Larsen. Together, they presented many projects at several Cabinetmakers Guild exhibitions in Copenhagen. Madsen has also cooperated with two talented Scandinavian designers: Kaare Klint and Arne Jacobsen. Bender Madsen left an indelible mark on the history of Scandinavian design. His style is representative of Scandinavian design: clear, subdued and timeless lines.

The Dutch furniture company Bovenkamp operated in the 1950s and 1960s based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Although little information about the company’s history has been preserved, Bovenkamp chairs, armchairs and tables are experiencing a resurgence in the aftermarket today, attracting enthusiastic collectors thanks to its solid hardwood construction and clean, sculptural lines – with a clear Scandinavian influence. Bovenkamp has worked with many Danish artisan designers such as Arne Vodder and Aksel Bender Madsen, who also collaborated with manufacturers such as Fritz Hansen, France & Son and Sibast.

This chairs are in original vintage condition. The seat is 45 cm high.

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