Mogens Lassen designed the Saxe folding chair for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition in 1955. Mogens Lassen’s eye for detail, leaving nothing unnoticed, and his will to try out new methods are clearly seen in this characteristic and timeless chair. It is contemporary proof of his habit of pushing the boundaries of materials and what was comme il faut. The seat, manufactured in core leather, truly reaches the limits of how big pieces of leather can be and are enhanced by the moulded, yet massive wooden legs. In the middle of the 20th century, this technique was still in its early years. The beautiful fittings work almost as a piece of jewellery on the chair and clearly illustrate how only the finest materials were selected. To both create space and add edge to your interior design, it is now possible to purchase a matching Saxe wall mount (Saxe Hang Up), which is a decorative and perfect solution for hanging the Saxe folding chair up on the wall. Mogens Lassen’s Saxe chair is a classic example of aesthetics and functionality enhancing one another.
Choose the iconic folding chair in soap treated oak/natural leather, black stained oak/black leather, brown stained oak/brown leather or in oiled oak/black leather.
THE SAXE CHAIR IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF, HOW AESTHETICS AND FUNCTIONALITY ENHANCING ONE ANOTHER
ICONIC DANISH DESIGN
When the visionary architect-cum-designer Mogens Lassen designed the Saxe folding chair for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition in 1955, it was considered a bit too modern and audacious. Today, more than 60 years later, Saxe’s minimalistic and distinctive lines and the perfect combination of leather, oak wood and brass detailing are regarded just as modern – a true prime example of function uniting with aesthetics and quality.