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By Lassen’s The Tired Man, designed by the Danish architect Flemming Lassen, is a voluminous easy chair upholstered in white, genuine sheepskin. The Tired Man was first introduced at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition in 1935. According to Flemming Lassen, sitting in the chair should feel ”as warm and safe as a polar bear cub in the arms of its mother in the middle of the ice cap”. The soft and imposing armchair invites you to spend relaxed moments and enjoy the timeless feeling and quality of Danish design.

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The Tired Man armchair, Moonlight sheepskin

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Colour
Off-white
Width
102 cm
Height
88 cm
Seat height
38 cm
Upholstery fabric
Moonlight sheepskin
Base material
Smoked oak
Leg height
5,5 cm
Frame material
Wood particleboard, wood fiberboard, plywood, non-polygraphic cardboard
Suspension system
Pocket spring
Seat cushion
Polyester wad
Backrest cushion
Polyester wad
Weight
37 kg

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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