In 1942 Mogens Lassen designed the Stool ML42 as a piece for a furniture exhibition held at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art. He took inspiration from the stools used by the shoemakers of the past, and transferred the light, elegant look to the creation of this sculptural three-legged stool. With its familiar shapes, the ML42 is a prime example of Mogens Lassen’s exceptional talent. The lines and their expression were essential for him, which is evident in the design of the stool that is reminiscent of times past.
With the launch of the ML42 in smoked oak, by Lassen shows the many opportunities that exist in working with wood. The dark hue of the new stool brings out the oak’s distinctive texture while also providing the stool with an exquisite finish.
“ML42 is one of the most seminal examples of how it is possible to combine aesthetics with good workmanship. Mogens Lassen knew that aesthetics could not stand alone. The craftsmanship was of equal importance, which is why the ML42 is still being made in the original way. We simply must ensure that the craftsmanship is commensurate with Mogens Lassen’s original stools,” explains Peter Østerberg, director at by Lassen.
The ML42 is already considered by many to be a design icon, and has garnered widespread acclaim. With its organic rounded shapes and harmonious look, the stool appears just as modern as when it was designed 76 years ago. The ML42 is a unique example of modern Danish design, and its architect, Mogens Lassen, was well aware of it. Class and timeless design always speak for themselves.
The new version of the ML42 in smoked oak is available, just like the other versions, as a bar stool and with a footrest in steel, copper and brass.
Brown Oiled European Oak
Black Stained Beech
European Walnut, Natural Oil
American Walnut, Natural Oil
European Oak, Natural Oil
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It was founded in 2015, building upon the award-winning work of its co-founders Ruder Novak-Mikulic, Marinko Murgic, Tihomir Filipec and their former partners and collaborators, who have been working together on various projects in the creative industries since 2009.