With a sharp sense of contemporary Functionalist style, Mogens Lassen designed the iconic Kubus candleholder in 1962, a piece once reserved solely for family and close architect colleagues. The Kubus is still crafted in Denmark, and among architects and design connoisseurs, it has achieved the status of a modern international design icon. The story about Kubus 1: Architect Mogens Lassen was commissioned to design the interior for a restaurant in North Zealand, Denmark, and it was within the context of this assignment that Kubus 1 was born. The square-shaped Kubus 1 gathered people around the table just as Mogens intended, and its characteristic shape and simple light created an atmosphere of coziness throughout the entire restaurant. The Kubus 1 still decorates tables in the very same restaurant, because good design lives on for generations.
The Lassen brothers’ archive of architecture and furniture design represents the finest qualities of the Danish design tradition. A collection has been carefully and humbly selected, the furniture designs that were choosen to be reintroduced to the world will hopefully live a long life in the homes of future generations as beacons of the Danish design tradition that has inspired so many design talents.