1908

FROM A LITTLE CABINETMAKER
IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
OF DENMARK…

It all began in 1908 where Peder Olsen Sibast opened a
little carpentry in the countryside on the island of Funen
in Denmark. With great passion he started the making of
handcrafted wooden furniture. The same year his son
Helge Sibast was born. The years passed, Helge grew up and
soon became his fathers apprentice. He carried on the same
passion for his craftsmanship as his father and eventually
this passion lead him to take over the family business.
The foundation for the future Sibast Furniture was made…

1943

. . . TO AN INTERNATIONAL
FURNITURE MANUFACTURER
SIBAST FURNITURE

The small carpentry business grew and developed,
and in 1943 the three children of Peder Olsen
Sibast; Helge, Ole and Emma took over the running
of the now fast growing furniture factory.
Helge Sibast was dedicated to the manufacturing
and production of the factory, where he acted out
his skilled craftsmanship together with developing
and designing new and modern furniture for the
factory production assortment.
The factory was called Sibast Furniture…

 

 

1950’s & 1960’s

DANISH DESIGN CLASSICS BY
ARNE VODDER AND HELGE SIBAST

Helge Sibast and the famous Danish furniture
architecht who served his apprenticeship with
Finn Juhl; Arne Vodder began in the 1950’s a
yearlong and trusted collaboration.
This lead to the Sibast Furniture production of
several different dinning chairs, tables, side-
boards, etc. The simple and functionalistic design
made by high quality craftsmanship was sold around
the world, and was particularly popular in coun-
tries like Germany, England, Japan, Australia
and Scandinavia and in the 1960’s Sibast Furniture
even reached The White House in the USA.

In 1953 Helge Sibast designed the chairs
Sibast No 7 and Sibast No 8.

1984

THE DESIGN HERITAGE KEPT IN THE SIBAST FAMILY

In 1984 Sibast Furniture was sold by the Sibast
family, just a year before Helge Sibast passed away.
Helge Sibast’s three daughters retained the copy-
right of their father’s designs and made sure the
design heritage was kept in the Sibast family.

 

 

2012

RELAUNCH OF A DANISH DESIGN CLASSIC…

In 2012 the grandson of Helge Sibast, Ditlev Sibast
and his wife Anna Sibast established the company
Sibast Furniture once again to resume the manu-
facturing of Helge Sibast unique designs.
Their passion for Danish design and in particular
for Helge Sibast design lead to the very first re-
launch of the Danish design classic;
the dining chair Sibast No 8.
Danish design, Craftsmanship and Family History since 1908