Flemming Lassen’s striking sculptured armchair ‘My Own Chair’ has long been held in high regard by design lovers around the world. Originally designed in 1938 for the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition in Copenhagen, the chair’s unique two-part shape was considered too progressive even for the modernists of the time to be put into production. This meant that only one chair was ever made.
‘Flemming’s chair’ or ‘My Own Chair’ subsequently stayed with the architect in private for the rest of his life as a favourite place to sit and relax in after work. As the years passed, the chair’s design became a source of great inspiration to other renowned Danish furniture designers. Finally, late in 2014 Flemming’s son put this one-of-a-kind chair up for auction in Denmark, causing great excitement. The original ‘My Own Chair’ was finally sold for a hammer price of 120000 EUR.
Now almost 80 years since it was first designed, by Lassen has launched an exact recreation of this famous chair, staying completely true to the design principles of the original. Keeping its somewhat edgy and modern look to this day, ‘My Own Chair’ perfectly highlights Flemming Lassen’s love of rounded shapes, simple forms, precise detailing and functionality. The chair has previously been described as a blend of Nordic humanism and international modernism.
“The organic shape of My Own Chair’s large back support creates a silhouette that invites you to blend into it as it envelopes you and encourages you to relax. It’s all about comfort and finding a little piece of tranquillity in our busy lives,” says Nadia Lassen, Director and Co-Owner of by Lassen.
Use the chair in the living room, reading corner, as a library chair or even in a hotel lounge area. My Own Chair is somewhere you can sit and clear your mind, a place to relax and take time out. My Own Chair will also be released with a by Lassen designed footrest, extending the comfort even further for the full relaxation effect. My Own Chair will be available in stores and at bylassen.com at the start of September 2016.