IT IS ALL ABOUT THE FEELING
It is by Lassen’s vision to share the Lassen brothers’ design legacy with the coming generations. The Danish National Art Library has an extensive archive of hitherto unknown designs and architecture by the brothers. Many of the furniture designs were only made once for the particular building or home they were created for, so to this day, pieces still come up at auction that were never put into production. The Lassen brothers’ archive of architecture and furniture design represents the finest qualities of the Danish design tradition and deserves a wider audience. To that end, we carefully and humbly select the furniture designs we choose to reintroduce to the world to hopefully live a long life in the homes of future generations as beacons of the Danish design tradition that has inspired so many design talents.
LIFE AS ARCHITECTS
The Lassen brothers were among the first architects to work with Functionalism in Denmark. The style became a defining characteristic, especially for Mogens Lassen, and he was clearly ahead of his time in the way that he perceived buildings and designs. His architecture featured square shapes and unique arches, large windows, and open kitchens as we know them today.
Both Mogens and Flemming Lassen kept their own studios where they ran their businesses and participated in competitions with their unique designs. For many years, Flemming Lassen also worked with Arne Jacobsen, and together they designed the award-winning Søllerød Town Hall and won an exhibition at the Forum with their ‘House of the Future’.
THE LASSEN BROTHERS
Although the final goal of becoming recognized architects was crystal clear for both Mogens and Flemming Lassen, the path to reach that goal was without obstacles. Mogens Lassen had dyslexia, and he longed to begin his career as an architect. Money was also tight, and both brothers would find themselves taking an alternate route to architecture rather than graduation from the Royal Academy. But their talent was profound, and both would secure apprenticeships that rapidly brought them renown. Later, both Mogens and Flemming Lassen would achieve great honors, gain acceptance in the academic architect circles, and garner a lifelong wealth of awards and recognition for their work within design and architecture.