Flemming Lassen designed My Own Chair in 1938 for the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition in Copenhagen. As the design was ahead of its time, it was not put into production but remained in the architect’s personal use and became his favourite chair. The sculptural but comfortable piece of furniture catches the eye with its large, curved backrest and alludes to Lassen’s love for simple, rounded forms, precise details, and functionality. When his son sold the original chair in an auction in 2014, the hammer price was a staggering 120 000 euros. Two years later, My Own Chair was launched By Lassen and is now available to all fans of Danish design classics.

By Lassen

My Own Chair, oak - black



4–5 weeks


Oak, black (98)
88 cm, seat width 40 cm
83 cm
102 cm
Seat height
40 cm
Frame material
Stoltz Vegetal leather

Flemming Lassen

Flemming Lassen (1902-1984) was a Danish architect and one of the pioneers of Danish functionalism. He is best known for his buildings designed in collaboration with Arne Jacobsen as well as his internationally renowned furniture, some of which have been relaunched by the design company By Lassen founded by Lassen’s relatives. Perhaps the best known of Flemming Lassen’s designs is The Tired Man chair designed in 1935 for a competition held by the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild.

Born into an artistic family, Flemming Lassen knew already at a young age that he wanted to become an architect, as did his brother Mogens. Flemming’s international breakthrough came at the end of 1920s when he won a competition held by the Federation of Danish Architects with his design for the House of the Future created in collaboration with Arne Jacobsen. The two continued their partnership also later in their careers.

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