MZO Chair, 1931

This iconic chair, designed by Magnus Læssøe Stephensen in 1931, played a leading role in one of the fairy tales of Danish furniture design. However – more curiously – it is also on display at The Workers Museum in Copenhagen. This chair was designed specifically with the ambition to create a chair that working class Danes could afford. Amongst the many designers who took on this challenge was a young Magnus Læssøe Stephensen.

With MAZŌ’s new edition this classical chair is once again made available to everyone looking for a quality dining chair – a new generation of homebuilders can find a chair suited to the human body and the modern home.

Available with and without upholstery.

Availabilty : 22-24 weeks

details

designer country of origin warranty
Magnus Læssøe Stephensen Denmark

dimensions

H: 75cm
W: 46cm
D: 50cm
Seat H: 46cm

material

Steam bent beechwood
Black stained (Ral 9005)
Royal blue stained

 



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Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

It was not meant as a compliment when old cabinetmakers called the young architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen “a revolutionary”. But in a sense they were right. His curating of the important Annual Guild Exhibition was one of the starting points of the “revolution”, which later came to be known as the Golden Age of Danish Design. As curator, Magnus Læssøe Stephensen banned the usual bourgeois polished mahogany drawing room interior from the exhibition. Instead he demanded that the cabinetmaker should cooperate with architects to present a vision of an entire interior for a two bedroom flat, like those most ordinary people were moving into! Bang! 

 

A new democratic mind-set, suggesting that design was about improving people’s lives, and a mind-set that resulted in an unpretentious aesthetic, where function and respect for craftsmanship is central. This aesthetic has since become synonymous with Nordic design.