Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Mazō presents at SFF the iconic pieces designed by the Danish architect

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Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen
30/01/2020 - The new Danish design brand mazō launched last spring a collection of hidden gems by one of the renowned Danish architects of the Golden Age together with accomplished new designers with the ambition of creating designs that last for generations.

Mazō is rooted in a full spectrum of functionalism: With roots in Scandinavian tradition, a love of the simplicity of the Bauhaus era, and a reminiscence of Japanese culture. Mazō aim to provide people of this century the opportunity to choose furniture with long lasting design.

It is important for us that the products we launch are relevant 50 years from now. Just as foresighted and before his time, as my grandfather was, when he drew the sketches for our WNG Chair, it is equally important that all our designs can last many years and are usable and provide excitement and enjoyment for future generations”, says Magnus Stephensen, founder of mazō and also the grandchild of Magnus Læssøe Stephensen.

Today, mazō has the exclusive rights to re-launch and manufacture the back catalogue of Danish architect and furniture designer Magnus Læssøe Stephensen (1903-1984). Magnus Læssøe Stephensen was a multitalent and drew houses, designed furniture, cutlery etc. To his contemporaries he was known for his particular style: a warm functionalism with references to both Bauhaus and Japanese arts and crafts. He had flair for the ancient Japanese style and take on simplicity which he combined with Nordic materials. His relentless versions and variations of design found their way into many homes, where they have survived for decades. Others as a part of the permanent exhibition on MOMA in NYC.

Like his fellow colleagues of “The Golden Age” of Danish design some now show up as collectors’ items in auctions across Europe, the US and Japan. Others has been out of sight or long gone until mazō took up the mantle and reintroduced them.

Spring 2019 mazō launched its first collection of furniture and lighting during 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen with products that have all sprung out of a desire to provide people with aesthetic designs made for living and through craftsmanship will raise the quality of peoples’ lives. This is why mazō also partners with new designers, where this philosophy is continued; With BUNN studio, a New York based designer couple Marcus Hannibal and Louise Sigvardt and the skilled Danish ceramist Snorre Læssøe Stephensen, who designed for Royal Copenhagen and later became professor at the Danish Design School.

We believe that the most foresighted design can be created by embracing the past. But it is also important for us to stay true to the revolutionary part of this heritage. Therefore, we cooperate with new talented designers who not only share our love for the Nordic and Japanese aesthetics, but are in a constant pursuit of striking a balance between aesthetics and functionalism and creating new designs in quality materials, suitable for modern people and homes”, says Magnus Stephensen.

​This winter mazō will launch their new collection and some novelties in Sweden at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 4.-8th og February stand C05:29.
 
Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

Tribute to Magnus Læssøe Stephensen


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