November 21, 2018 | Architecture
Saxe by Mogens Lassen
Saxe is a characterful and timeless folding chair designed in 1955 by the visionary designer and architect Mogens Lassen for The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition. It was originally made by the master joiner A.J. Iversen and is now being produced by Lassen to mark the 60th anniversary of its design.
It is crafted from an oak timber frame, natural leather, and intricate brass details. This Scandinavian furniture design is guaranteed to be a talking point in any interior space, whether it is residential or commercial.
Mogens Lassen was a pioneer of Danish functionalism. He left to work for a Frech engineering company in 1927. Even though he did not enjoy the work there either speaking French, Paris changed Lassen’s view on architecture. When he returned to Denmark, he established his own studio.
He designed the Saxe folding chair and drew inspiration from the pieces of furniture and theories of the Bauhaus. His idea of clear geometrical shapes was realized in the design of the folding chair Saxe. The construction made of leather and oak wood forms a unit, connecting design and functionalism.