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, inspired by folding stands found in Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922.
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.
Mogens Lassen first exhibited this round coffee table at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1940.
Dimensions Ø85 x H54 cm – Ø100 x H54 cm
Materials The base is crafted from solid wood and features a plywood table top.
Wood oak or walnut – lacquered, oiled, white oiled for the same price

Carl Hansen & Søn


Egyptian foldable coffee table


design Mogens Lassen, 1940

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