PIET HEIN Chair
Multi-talented artist Piet Hein is one of Denmark’s greatest natural treasures: a creative genius familiar to most, either by virtue of his ingenious ‘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 by Piet Hein for the table of the same name, but which was never previously put into production. Sibast Furniture is now remedying this. In close collaboration with Piet Hein’s family, this Danish furniture maker is presenting the superelliptical chair for the very first time.
As was the case with the superellipse™ table, the PIET HEIN chair took almost a decade to develop, from the initial idea until the final piece of furniture was completed in 1968. Piet Hein, who was renowned for working on a wide variety of projects at the same time, developed the PIET HEIN chair on the basis of the superellipse™, a shape that he originally developed for a combined city square and roundabout on Sergels Torg in Stockholm. Aided by mathematics, Piet Hein arrived at a harmonious geometric shape that he subsequently used in multiple contexts.
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TYPE: Dining chair
DESIGNER: Piet Hein (1905-1996)
YEAR OF DESIGN ORIGIN: 1968
MATERIAL: Black Steel – Oak, Black or Walnut Veneer
TREATMENT: Black lacquer, Oak white pigmented lacquer, Walnut oiled
SEAT/UPHOLSTERY: Wooden veneer seat or upholstered/leather/wool
DIMENSIONS: H: 80 cm/31.5 inches SH: 45 cm/17.7 inches W:50 cm/19.68 inches
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Delivery time: All our furniture is made to order by our carpentry. This means we ship your order 4 weeks after you have made your purchase.
Returns within 30 days with convenient return service
The Sibast Furniture collection is designed and manufactured to last for generations. It is made with the same attention to detail, craftsmanship and high quality as our ancestors. To ensure it ages gracefully and with the longest lifespan, it is important that it is properly maintained and cared for as recommended in our maintenance and care instructions.
All furniture included in the Sibast Furniture collection is made out of natural material such as wood, fabric and leather. This means that differences will occur in both finishes and material and that natural markings in the leather hides as well as natural variations in the surface of the wood and the colour of the finishes must be appreciated and expected.
Please see our maintenance and care instructions here
APPLYING THE SUPERELLIPSE™ SHAPE
Piet Hein applied the superellipse™ in designing the seat and back of the PIET HEIN chair. The slender, dual curved veneer shells create a visually balanced piece of furniture that provides great seating comfort and freedom of movement. The seat and back are mounted on a stackable steel frame. The two hindmost legs of the frame angle rearwards, giving the chair a receptive expression while optimising its stability at the same time. A significant aspect of the chair’s powerful graphic silhouette is attributable to the back’s continuous steel tubes positioned quite close together – a design touch that infuses the PIET HEIN chair with dynamic elegance at the same time.
Drawing and writing by Piet Hein – 1968
A CREATIVE GENIUS ONE OF DENMARK'S GREATEST NATIONAL TREASURES
PIET HEIN (1905-1996) Poet, philosopher, mathematician, inventor and designer
Multi-talented artist Piet Hein is one of Denmark’s greatest national treasures: a creative genius familiar to most Danes, either by virtue of his ingenious ‘grook’ verse or having dined while seated at one of his superellipse tables.
See the story about Piet Hein here
Michelin star chefs and restaurants have selected Sibast items as well as renowned architects from e.g. Paris, New York, Tokyo and Copenhagen have chosen Sibast as their selected and bespoke furniture for their high-end projects and clients.