Architect Flemming Lassen (1902-1984) was a Modernist and was part of the movement to bring Functionalism to Denmark. Flemming Lassen is particularly well known for his work with Arne Jacobsen on the award-winning House of the Future and Søllerød Town Hall, and his furniture has also achieved international recognition. During his career, Flemming Lassen was honoured with many awards and grants for his unique designs and iconic architecture.
Like his brother Mogens Lassen, Flemming Lassen knew from a young age that he would become an architect. Born into an artistic family (both parents were painters) as a child he spent his time sketching houses and spent his savings on architecture books.
In 1910, Flemming and Mogens Lassen ended up in the same class as Arne Jacobsen and the brothers' interest in architecture rubbed off on him. They convinced him to become an architect, not a painter.
Flemming Lassen's designs are in high demand today. His designs rarely appear at auction and are very distinctive, making them extremely attractive to collectors. The Flemming Lassen armchair 'The tired man' holds the record for being the most expensive chair ever sold at auction in Denmark.