Mogens Lassen

b. Copenhagen 1901, d. Holte 1987

Egyptian Inspirations

Mogens Lassen was, together with his brother Flemming Lassen and Arne Jacobsen, among the pioneers of modernism in Denmark. He trained as a construction engineer, which qualified him for work at a number of design studios, where he then trained to become an architect.

To a large extent, his interest in modernism was connected to his admiration for Le Corbusier, whose work he had become acquainted with during a stay in Paris from 1927 to 1928, where he worked for Christiani & Nielsen’s studio.

At the same time as he carried out his primary work as an architect, he also designed a number of furniture pieces, and for a period of years, he worked for “Den Permanente” (The Permanent) in Copenhagen, which sold Danish furniture and decorative art. He designed furniture, furnishings and decorative art during the 1930s, and today he is known for his simple decorative art and furniture pieces made of wood, which have gradually become to be considered classics, including his “Egyptian Table” and the Kubus candleholder.