Multi-talented artist Piet Hein is one of Denmark's greatest natural treasures. The venerated designer produced a treasure trove of art gems – many of which remain hidden in archives.
Hein is familiar to most Danes, either by virtue of his 'grook' verse, or from having dined while seated around one of his superellipse tables.
The unique superellipse shape is also the basis for the Piet Hein chair, designed for the table of the same name, but never previously put into production. Until now.
In close collaboration with Piet Hein's family, Danish furniture maker Sibast Furniture is retailing the superelliptical chair for the first time. The chair launched with a black steel frame and the collection has now expanded to include chrome and full-upholstered versions.
“The superelliptical chair has a singular, unique style with great potential in open-plan kitchens and living rooms, canteens, and large assembly areas in need of lightweight, stackable chairs," said Ditlev Sibast, CEO and co-owner of Sibast Furniture.
“This chair stands out as a fine example of Hein's manner of envisaging form and function. His ability to cut to the bone, both in words and physical materials, is undeniable, which perhaps explains why the chair still looks refreshingly modern.”