b. Copenhagen, Denmark, 1902
Flemming Lassen was a Danish architect and designer, born into an artistic family. His father was a decorative painter and his mother a painter. His brother Mogens would later become an influential architect and designer. Lassen trained as a mason before completing his education at a technical school. In the 1930’s, after working in a number of different architecture studios, Lassen set up an office with Arne Jacobsen with whom in 1929 he had won a Danish Architects Association competition for designing the "House of the Future".
Together with Jacobsen, he went on to design Søllerød Town Hall, completed in 1942, in a classical modernist style. In partnership with Erik Møller, he designed the Nyborg Library in 1940 for which he was awarded the Eckersberg Medal. In the 1960s, Lassen completed a number of cultural centres and libraries including the Randers Cultural Centre, the public library in Lund, Sweden, the central library in Herning, the library and community centre in Hvidovre and the municipal library in Hobro.
In the 1930s and early 1940s, with his unconventional curved furniture designs, Lassen contributed to the development of the Danish modern style. His unique and full proportions, particularly with his shearling lounge chairs, stand out among his peers.