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 Furniture A/S in Hårby, on the Danish island of Funen in 1982.
Peter J. Lassen was a member of the board for Montana Furniture A/S and took an active role in the marketing and production development decisions until he passed away in 2019.