Magnus Læssøe Stephensen, 1935
1935 is the date on the first draft of this chair by the renowned multi-talent and architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen, which has now been revived under the name TMBO.
Designed by Danish architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen (1903-1984)
The TMBO Lounge chair was initially designed for the Copenhagen department store Magasin du Nord in Copenhagen. Magnus Læssøe Stephensen arranged a modern furnishing of a 2-room apartment with everything from tables and chairs to carpets.
My grandfather deliberately drew TMBO and WNG chair so you can sit in various ways. The backrest is designed with the purpose to support your back even in a rotated position and at the same time use the ‘ears’ to rest your arms on.
Magnus Stephensen - partner and grandson
Mazo has the exclusive rights to relaunch and manufacture the furniture of Magnus Læssøe Stephensen
A multi-talent, who designed houses, furniture and handicraft, and was known to his contemporaries for his particular style. A warm functionalism with roots in both Bauhaus and Japanese arts and crafts. He had a flair for the Japanese take on minimalism and combined it with local Nordic materials.
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.