The company Montana was founded in the year 1982 by Peter J. Lassen in Hårby on the island Fünen, Denmark. The Montana Møbler A/S has been producing high-quality designer furniture ever since, meanwhile in high-tech production halls over 19,000 sqm large. The staff contributing to the creation of the stylish Montana furniture counts over 200 workers. Montana's CEO is Gitte Reymann. Design and communications director Joakim Lassen is among others responsible for the perfect designs.
The design company Montana is especially known for its ingenious Montana shelving system. But also tables and chairs for the home and office are part of the Danish company's product line. The designers for the Montana table and chair collections are Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Joakim Lassen, Peter J. Lassen, and schmidt hammer.
The Montana shelving system was designed by Peter J. Lassen. The element, which makes this system so special, is the flexible structure and the enormous colour pallet. The Montana shelf modules can be combined to suit your personal taste and to create an entirely individual shelf.
The origin of the Montana shelving system dates back to the year 1974, when Peter J. Lassen designed the shelving system 6060. This piece of furniture already featured several details that can be found in the Montana shelving system today. For example, the rounded edges and many possibilities of arranging and dividing the shelves.
The shelving system 6060 was a huge hit in the years after its creation, because until that time there were only sideboards, which were extendable to the sides. However, the shelving system 6060 was additionally also able to be extended upwards. This innovation was celebrated already two years later by numerous copies by Italian manufacturers.
In the years between 1979 and 1981 Peter J. Lassen further developed his product. The Montana shelving system known today was created. The grid, which had originally measured 5.2 cm, was extended to 5.7 cm in accordance with the DIN standards. The material used before, solid pine wood, Peter J. Lassen replaced with MDF, and furthermore, he added variations in depth and half-sides. Moreover, he completed the new Montana shelving system with drawers, doors, and inserts in different sizes.