Peter J. Lassen is the man behind Montana, whose simple and functional designs have become classics. From a career as a naval officer, Peter J. Lassen switched to the furniture industry in 1954, and worked with the architects Arne Jacobsen, Jørn Utzon, Piet Hein and Verner Panton for many years. His association with these architects can be seen clearly in the clean lines of his design. He founded Montana Møbler A/S in Hårby, on the Danish island of Funen in 1982.
Besides the Montana system design, the business program Montana CO16, Monterey, Skyline, Wardrobe, Bathroom and Sound Peter J. Lassen has worked with Joakim Lassen on the HiLow height-adjustable desks and the Multi Table collections, and with Andreas Hansen on the AP chair collection. Peter J. Lassen is a member of the board for Montana Møbler A/S and, together with his son, Joakim Lassen, takes an active role in marketing and product development.