Flemming Lassen - Design London Friday, June 19, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private collection, Denmark, acquired directly from the designer, 1941

  • Literature

    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 1: 1927-1936, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 247 for the sofa version of the model

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1935 Flemming Lassen designed three armchairs, ‘The Tired Man’, ‘The Hussar’ and the present model, sometimes referred to as the ‘Third’ armchair. The armchairs are illustrated together in the accompanying preparatory drawing, which Lassen submitted to the furniture competition for a ‘living room in a bachelor’s apartment’ in 1935, held in association with the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild. The drawing is courtesy of the Danish National Art Library - Royal Danish Library.



designed 1930s, executed 1941
Sheepskin, Cuban mahogany.
74.9 x 79 x 88.8 cm (29 1/2 x 31 1/8 x 34 7/8 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with a copy of the original invoice from A.J. Iversen.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £35,000

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London Auction 19 June 2020