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10 september 2014

DKK 1 million chair

At Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen some very special chairs will be auctioned on September 25th.
From this Thursday September 11th the preview starts for the auction of early Danish design. The highlight of the auction is Flemming Lassen's Chair which has been estimated at DKK 1.000.000 (EUR 135.000). With these figures the chair is the most expensive chair in Denmark ever.
Also for sale will be 'The Hussar' (EUR 40.000), an easy chair upholstered with white sheepskin and 'The Tired Man' (EUR 67.000), also an easy chair with brown sheepskin. Both were designed by Flemming Lassen.

At the time it was designed (1938) Flemming's Chair was ignored by the public. People thought it was funny and worried that the gap in the back might cause a draught.
Clearly Flemming was ahead of his time, as is often the case with great designers.

You can find more information on the chairs and the auction at Bruun Rasmussen's website.



Flemming's Chair - estimated at DKK 1.000.000

Op 25 september wordt de naar schatting duurste Deense stoel ooit geveild bij veilinghuis Bruun Rasmussen. Het is 'Flemming's Chair' en de geschatte waarde is DKK 1 miljoen (EUR 135.000). Flemming en zijn broer Mogens Lassen zijn beroemde Deense architecten uit de vorige eeuw. Mogens ontwierp in 1962 de ikonische Kubus kandelaar.

Vanaf 11 september zijn de kijkdagen. Mocht je in Kopenhagen zijn, dan kun je dit museumstuk met eigen ogen aanschouwen.

De veiling heeft nog veel meer bijzonder Deens design, meer daarover kun je lezen op de website van Bruun Rasmussen.

Photo: Bruun Rasmussen



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