Mogens Lassen

Architect Mogens Lassen was a pioneer of Danish Functionalism inspired by the Bauhaus school of design, and geometric shapes feature heavily in his work. During a stint working as an engineer in Paris, he was offered a place in Le Corbusier’s studio but declined as he felt his French wasn’t up to par. Like his friend and colleague, Arne Jacobsen, his architectural projects covered not only the exterior but also the kitchens, tables, chairs and sofas. The Kubus candlestick was a labour of love for Lassen and it was eventually completed in 1962 and is a masterpiece of mathematical precision and proportion.