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ARCH Lounge Chair

Magnus Læssøe Stephensen, 1932


A joyful design gesture and a characteristic expression, a functional chair, and a timeless, well-crafted material—these are the key elements of Magnus Læssøe Stephensen’s lounge chair from 1932, reintroduced by Mazo.

A past modernist icon

Step into the world of timeless elegance with the ARCH lounge chair, a design masterpiece that transcends generations. Born in 1932, this iconic piece by Magnus Læssøe Stephensen seamlessly blends Bauhaus principles with Scandinavian sophistication, creating a captivating and enduring classic. Mazo proudly reintroduces the ARCH lounge chair, showcasing Stephensen's genius in its characteristic design.

“He defies conventions by crafting massive oak pieces into curved arches through steaming and form bending, demonstrating a deep understanding of wood properties, a remarkable feature of a 1932 chair.”

Magnus Stephensen

partner and grandson

A beautiful balance of materials

Meticulously crafted, the chair offers a unique experience with its twistable backrest, allowing personalized seating angles via a small leather strap. The traditional paper cord weaves on the seat intertwine with a solid oak frame, creating a delicate dance between texture and form.


The unique armrest

The steam-bent solid oak legs not only provide stability but also serve as elegant armrests, adding both functional and aesthetic dimensions. Stephensen's innovative approach to design is evident in the distinctive armrests, reflecting a perfect balance between form and function. Witness the defiance of conventions as massive oak pieces are transformed into curved arches through steaming and form bending, showcasing Stephensen's deep understanding of wood properties. Embrace a 1932 classic brought to life once again with the ARCH lounge chair.

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Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

To his contemporaries Magnus Læssøe Stephensen was known for his particular style. A warm functionalism with tentacles reaching both Bauhaus and Japanese arts and crafts. He had a flair for the Japanese and ancient take on simplicity, and combined that with local Nordic materials – and it is safe to say that his relentless versions and variations of chairs found their way into many homes, where they have survived for generations.

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