by Lassen regularly combs the archives, drawers and cupboards to source inspiration for furniture, lamps and home accessories designed by Mogens and Flemming Lassen, but which may not have been put into production. New icons that are waiting in the wings for their turn in the limelight.
The Kubus candleholder – an icon of Danish design history, designed by Mogens Lassen in 1962, and the arm chair The Tired Man, which holds the title as record as Denmark’s most expensive chair ever sold at auction, designed in 1935 by Flemming Lassen, both bear witness to an extraordinary vision on the part of the two architect brothers. The Lassen brothers were incredibly talented, and throughout their lifetimes they were honoured with many awards and grants for their unique designs and iconic architecture.
It is a great honour to act as the caretakers of such an important legacy, and it must be done with respect for the original design. The manufacturing process must convey the same love that went into the creation of the products, and it is crucial to stay true to the original. The Kubus candlestick has therefore been joined by new designs – new icons – and there will be more of them in the future. Because good design lives on through new generations.