Will Denmark’s most expensive armchair be yours?


Flemming Lassen’s armchair from 1938 has set the assessment record.

On September 25, 2014 one of Denmark’s leading auction houses, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, will hold an international design auction. Here the focus will be on rare Danish design classics from early modernism in the 1930-40ies, including furniture and lamps by Mogens Lassen, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen.

The absolute highlight of the auction is expected to be a unique sculptural armchair, designed by architect Flemming Lassen in 1938. The chair, which has belonged to Flemming Lassen himself, is valuated to bring in a price between 800,000 to 1,000,000 DKK. This is the highest auction assessment that a modern chair has ever achieved in Denmark. The chair is made by cabinetmaker Peter Kjaer.

Flemming Lassen’s furniture is very rarely offered at auctions. His upholstered chairs are characterized by soft, organic forms and are described by experts as being an intermediate link between international modernism and Nordic humanism.

Follow the auction at www.bruun-rasmussen.dk.