Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen

Ejner Larsen (1917-1987) became an upholsterer and decorator in 1936 and started his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts from where he graduated in 1940. Here he began his career working with several noticeable cabinetmakers. Two years later he taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and continued until 1957. Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000) completed his education as a cabinet maker in 1936 and started his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts, graduating in 1940.

In 1940 to 1943 he started to work for the two top architects Arne Jacobsen and Kaare Klint and afterwards the Danish Consumers Cooperative Society also known as FDB. From 19 50 to 1954 Aksel Bender Madsen became principal of the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts.

The two architects first met each other at the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts. This acquaintance grew into a lifelong friendship that put together hundreds of different furniture models.

Their different skillsets and chemistry made them a very talented duo, that was able to design and create timeless designs.

During the 1950’s, the two architects worked together with the cabinetmaker Willy Beck who was essential for their careers in furniture design. This relationship made them design and develop many pieces that won furniture and art competitions such as t he Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Exhibition.

In Klassik Studio we admire their simple and elegant designs that are winning more and more attention these years. High quality, combining the best materials and great craftsmanship – these furniture designs are made to last.

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