The Tired Man easy chair, grey

2–4 months

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By Lassen’s The Tired Man, designed by the Danish architect Flemming Lassen, is a voluminous easy chair upholstered in warm and elegant wool fabric. 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.

By Lassen
Flemming Lassen
102 cm
88 cm
Seat depth:
56 cm
Seat height:
38 cm
Upholstery fabric:
Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 0130: 70% new wool, 30% viscose
Abrasion resistance:
100 000 Martindale
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
37 kg


Flemming Lassen

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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