ARCH Upholstered Collection
Mazo x Magnus Læssøe Stephensen, 2020
The ARCH collection is a tribute to Architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen (1903-1984), whose designs mazo owns the exclusive right to.
Mazo x Magnus Læssøe Stephensen
Mazo has been through the archives and hand-picked design elements from Magnus Læssøe Stephensen’s early furniture designs. The armrest, for example, is strongly inspired by a chair designed in the 1920s by Læssøe Stephensen and the base is a tribute to Scandinavian modernism.
The ARCH chair, with its contrasting design, is an embodiment of the ‘midcentury’ functionalism that permeates mazo’s universe”
Magnus Stephensen - partner and grandson
ARCH, whose name is inspired by the architectural arches of the legs, is designed based on Scandinavian modernism.
The collection consists of a lounge chair, a two-seater and a three-seater with an organically shaped armrest in oiled oak and is available in various upholsteries.
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.