The Designer Architect
After months of spending every Saturday in Skandium - my local Scandinavian design shop - 'should I, shouldn't I-ing' up the Kubus by Lassen candle holder, I once again, impulsively bought it this week. In my defence, our coffee table (by British Designer John Green) was definitely missing something and it is so clear now that that's what it was.
I went for the black Kubus 4, and i'm completely in love with it's contemporary functionalist style. Designed by Danish architect and designer Mogen Lassen in 1962, its hand made and high quality frame will enable it to survive through the ages.
The geometric, classic, intricately designed and beautiful craftsmanship is what makes Design duo By Lassen still to this day a house hold name today in Denmark. Despite the brand exploding outside of Denmark, the humble designer house prides itself in keeping the production of their productions where the heart is; home. As a brand reflective of true craftsmen, every single product is still handcrafted to the very same precision and love as the very first created by the Lassen brothers at the turn of the century.
Mogens Lassen was one of the founding fathers of Danish Functionalism, and his architectural style is hugely celebrated in Denmark and worldwide today. Inspired by Bauhaus, it's geometric shapes can be seen in all By Lassen products today.
Architects and designers seem to be inextricably linked nowadays. Another household name that I love is Architectmade. My other half other half could tell you how obsessed I am with my tiny wooden bird designed by Kristian Vedel. Designed in 1959, this little bird is now completely timeless. It's elegance and simplicity is the epitome of Danish architecture. You can tilt it's head and change it from sad to happy, giving it a playfulness that every adult once in a while appreciates. The fusion of design and architecture means that precision is always at the core of these products - like by Lassen, every little piece of wood here is carefully hand selected for consistency.
I just need to include its little family of chubby birds to my collection now...