By Lassen's Vilhelm sofa brings Flemming Lassen's original drawings from 1935 to contemporary light. Named after the Danish architect's father, Hans Vilhelm Lassen, the padded sofa enchants with its softly rounded corners and a total of 24 small buttons that add intrigue to the back and armrest. Upholstered in genuine sheepskin and beautiful to behold from every angle, Vilhelm finds its place effortlessly in the middle of any living room.

The delightful three-seater sofa was originally developed for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild exhibition in 1936. After reaching considerable sums in auctions since its inception, Vilhelm was brought back into production by the Danish design company, by Lassen. Make a voluminous statement with the handsome Vilhelm sofa, which took home the renowned German Design Award 2021 in the category of Excellent Product Design.

By Lassen

Vilhelm sofa, smoked oak - Moonlight sheepskin



3–4 weeks


Off-white, smoked oak
217 cm
88 cm
80 cm
Upholstery fabric
Scandilock Moonlight Curly 17 mm: Australian sheepskin with curly character and high density. Highly suited to furniture upholstery and furnishings. The skin is naturally curly but the structure of the wool can vary both with regard to the curls and the color tones.
Base material
Smoked oak

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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