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200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


Rare Organic Sofa in Ivory Boucle by Mogens Lassen

$ 29,500
  • Description
    Mogens Lassen beautiful Scandinavian Modern sofa in ivory boucle with slightly curved and tufted wingback and curved armrests on bowed stained beechwood legs. This iconic Danish modernist sofa is a rare model built with impeccable craftsmanship and exhibiting classic minimalist design including soft organic curves.

    Mogens Lassen (1901-1987) is considered to be one of the founding fathers of functionalism in Denmark. Although Mogens Lassen’s primary focus was architecture – having designed villas, high-rise buildings, sports complexes and shop interiors – he also contributed significant furniture and home accessory designs.

    After training as a bricklayer from 1919 to 1923, Lassen attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture. He also trained at a number of drawing offices, including that of Danish architect Tyge Hvass from 1925 to 1934. In 1927, Mogens Lassen studied in France and was offered but turned down a post in the studio of Le Corbusier and returned to Denmark where he established his own design studio in 1935.

    Like his architecture, Lassen’s furniture designs showcased his interest in diverse materials and his ability to express his ideas through both natural and man-made materials. His simple, functional wooden furniture, like the folding Egyptian Table, have gone on to become furniture classics, while his 1930s works in steel continue to serve as original examples of the innovations of international modernism.

    Throughout his career, Mogens Lassen brought international fame to Danish design and countless awards and medals. As an exhibition architect for the “Permanent Exhibition of Danish Applied Arts and Industrial Design” in Copenhagen from 1939 to 1967, Lassen was behind a number of exhibitions whose style of presentation helped Danish applied art win international recognition. In 1971, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts awarded Lassen the C.F. Hansen Medal for his outstanding contribution to architecture.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Ivory boucle, beechwood, wood
    Condition: Good. In very good condition considering age and use, fully restored including new filling and upholstery, new finish on legs
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    200 Lex Booth #: 47
    Book References: S. Bernadotte & J. Lehm-Laursen, Dansk Boligkunst, Vol. II, Odense, 1947, p. 212 for a similar example
    Dealer Reference #: LAS101
    Incollect Reference #: 511890
  • Dimensions
    W. 67 in; H. 35 in; D. 29.5 in;
    W. 170.18 cm; H. 88.9 cm; D. 74.93 cm;
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