By Lassen proudly presents the easy chair Ingeborg, an original design by Flemming Lassen from 1940. Ingeborg is a beautiful little easy chair, and like The Tired Man, it offers a warm embrace. With its elegant, sculptural armrests, Ingeborg welcomes the sitter with open arms and an absolutely irresistible and charming expression. The sculpted armrests also make the chair exquisitely comfortable. Ingeborg has a slightly laid-back posture, which lends the chair a perfectly balanced design expression and makes it very comfortable.
As architects, it was normal for Flemming and Mogens Lassen when designing houses or public buildings to also include the design of furniture to match the building. Ingeborg was exclusively produced for these types of projects and is thus a rare item at auctions, where the price of a pair has gone as high as DKK 249,000. In September 2015, the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen sold a single chair for DKK 80,000 – a price that is not unusual for original Flemming Lassen designs from the 1930s and 1940s.
VILHELM AND INGEBORG REUNITED
During the last couple of years, by Lassen has been working to recreate the beautiful chair based on sketches found in Lassen’s archive at the Danish National Art Library and detailed studies of the original chair from 1940. The wide wingspan is the most characteristic feature of all Flemming Lassen’s furniture designs, as exemplified in The Tired Man, the Lassen Chair, Vilhelm, and now Ingeborg. Ingeborg ties the furnishing of a room together and creates a fluid transition from the dining area to the living room set.
A BEAUTIFUL LADY BORN IN 1940
Ingeborg was designed in 1940 and shows up at auctions, in Denmark and abroad, on rare occasions. The first chair was made in sheepskin, but later they were also manufactured individually or in pairs both in sheepskin or other contemporary textiles, such as brocade or velour, and was formed by master cabinet maker Jakob Kjær.
The charming, little easy chair is named after Flemming and Mogens Lassen’s mother, the painter Ingeborg Winding, who also had a talent for art. Ingeborg is a perfect match for by Lassen’s new sofa, Vilhelm, which is named after the brothers’ father, the scene-painter Hans Vilhelm Lassen. A beautiful reunion of Vilhelm and Ingeborg.
Despite the chair’s petite stature, Ingeborg makes a strong statement in any room with its charm and exclusive expression. Ingeborg is beautiful from any angle and is thus easy to fit into a given space without taking up too much room.