FLEM­MING LASSEN

VOGUE Living Australia - - Iconic Style -

The fur­ni­ture de­signs of ar­chi­tect Flem­ming Lassen were char­ac­terised by soft, or­ganic shapes. His The Tired Man arm­chair, de­signed for the Copen­hagen Cabi­net­mak­ers’ Guild Ex­hi­bi­tion in 1935, was, ac­cord­ing to the de­signer, sup­posed to make the per­son sit­ting in it feel “like a po­lar bear cub held by its mother in the mid­dle of the ice cap, feel­ing warm and safe”. A sin­gle The Tired Man arm­chair sold at Bruun Ras­mussen in Septem­ber 2015 for 1,775,000 Dan­ish krone (around $350,638), a record for the sale of a Dan­ish chair.

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