ars design

Thore Lassen & Søren Nielsen, MAA MDD

Thore Lassen & Søren Nielsen studied at the Aarhus School of Architecture. They graduated in 1978 and in the years that followed they participated in a research project at the Danish Ministry of Education concerning school furniture. They founded the company ‘ars design’ in 1981 and worked together until Søren Nielsen died in 2004.

To Thore Lassen and Søren Nielsen the design process was not a search to fulfil preconceived artistic ideas. Their starting point was to identify and coordinate user demands as well as the ergonomic and constructional requirements of the project. Practical trouble shooting was an important part of the process, where design and functional ideas were tested during model building as a natural part of the process towards the final design. A design that presents great user value and aesthetic experience


When you rely on RAIL there is no need to write off outstanding design or common sense – the RAIL series gives you all of this. RAIL is ideal for canteens, cafés, conference rooms, office use, seminar and private use. 


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The versatile MUST chair is suitable for canteens, class rooms, meeting rooms, conference halls. The MUST chair collection has become a classic of indoor design – both in the public and in the private sectors. 


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The diversified FLEX table with its flexible construction is the perfect solution in multipurpose areas serving many purposes, many people and many different demands. 


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