Mogens Lassen in his studio
The brothers Mogens and Flemming Lassen were born at the beginning of the 20th century. They were contemporaries and friends of Arne Jacobsen - the three were at school together - and all three went on to be architects and furniture designers becoming well-established by the early 1930s. Flemming Lassen and Jacobsen worked together to design Søllerød Town Hall and its furniture and fittings completed in 1942.
The company By Lassen was formed by younger generations of the family to continue the production of designs by Mogens and Flemming Lassen.
For 3daysofdesign their store in Holbersgade in Copenhagen had special displays for visitors with the main level just up from the street laid out as an apartment furnished with designs from the collection and at the lower level - a few steps down from the street - Mogens Lassen’s work room and desk had been recreated with historic photographs, original possessions and early and trial versions of production pieces that are still owned by the family.
There were also architectural drawings and historic photographs of buildings designed by the Lassens - again from the family collection of archive material.
By Lassen, Holbergsgade 20, Copenhagen