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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Chairs : Flakes

Danish Designer Furniture by Contemporary Architecture Practice

post updated 4 June 2021 ; 26 Sep 2007

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Furniture

Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen K/S, Danmark

Flakes Designers Chairs – New Furniture Design

In true ‘Pimp my Ride’ style, you can now customize your very own FLAKES designer chairs and tables straight from the manufacturers, courtesy of an ingenious 3D web tool.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Furniture: Flakes Chair
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The idea is the brainchild of leading Danish architectural practice schmidt hammer lassen and Finnish furniture manufacturer Piiroinen, who together dreamed up the idea of allowing private customers to create their own unique designer furniture.

Tables and chairs from the FLAKES design series can now be personalised
with customers’ photographs or other graphic designs. A 3D web tool enables customers to visualise the end result on screen before ordering the product. The result is a unique piece of Scandinavian designer furniture, and the possibilities are endless.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Chair
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“The overall design of the FLAKES series is naturally fixed, but now customers will have the opportunity to choose their own bespoke graphics. This opens the way for a whole new approach to design, with exciting implications for creative home-owners and businesses keen to extend their branding in imaginative ways” says Lars Vejen, design manager at SHL Design.

FLAKES was created by the Danish design team and developed in connection with the interior decoration of the modern Danish art museum, ARoS. The chair, which received the prestigious Red Dot Award, is made of fibreglass. This makes it possible to create a very slender fibreglass shell – a thin flake, which gives the chair its name.

You can design your own FLAKES chair or table at the Piiroinen website:

The price of the stackable FLAKES chair, in chrome and with arm rests, is €479, plus a one-off charge of €180 for the motif. The chair is available in several different versions, and both with and without arm rests. In the UK the series is distributed by the importers Coexistence, Knoll International and Tangram.

Location: Århus, Denmark, northern Europe

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Practice Information

Schmidt Hammer Lassen : main page

Retailer info:
Coexistence, 288 Upper St, London
T: 020 7354 8817

Knoll International
1 Lindsey St, Smithfield, London
T: 020 7236 6655

33/37 Jeffrey St, East Market St, Edinburgh
T: 0131 556 6551

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Danish Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in Denmark – architectural selection below:

The Heart in Ikast, Vestergade, Ikast, Jutland, western Denmark
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
The Heart in Ikast Jutland
photograph : Adam Mørk
The Heart in Ikast

Cold War Museum at Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, Røde Møllevej 22, Skørping, Rold Forest, Jutland
Design: AART architects with SLA, Niras and Thøgersen & Stouby
Cold War Museum Rold Forest Jutland - Denmark Architecture News
image courtesy of architects office
The Danish Cold War Museum in Rold Forest, Jutland

Danish Architecture

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