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ML10097 | Egyptian Table

Mogens Lassen first exhibited this round coffee table, inspired by folding stands found in Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1940.


Designed by Mogens Lassen. 


The elegant Egyptian Table easily collapses for storage with the release of a small brass sliding latch beneath the tabletop - a flexible design that exemplifies the functionalism inherent in classic furniture types. For Lassen and his contemporaries, function was paramount. Their approach - strongly influenced by Kaare Klint - often began with the careful study and refinement of long-existing archetypes such as safari-style knockdown chairs, British Windsor and Chippendale chairs, and flexible, practical tables like the Egyptian Table.

These clear, proven furniture types appealed to mid-century design and architecture visionaries, upholding their core belief that intelligent, purposeful design never goes out of style.

The base is crafted from solid wood and features a veneered table top. 

The designer

Mogens Lassen

Danish architect Mogens Lassen became one of the pioneers of ‘modernism’ in Denmark, where Le Corbusier’s work and ideas fed Lassen’s own cubist architectural ideals. As a building engineer, Mogens Lassen spearheaded the use of concrete as a technique for constructing buildings in Denmark – yet always drew his inspiration from nature.

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