Piet Hein & Bruno Mathsson 'Superellipse' Large Table in Teak


Piet Hein and Bruno Mathsson for Fritz Hansen, 'Superellipse' conference or dining table, teak, chrome-plated steel, Denmark, design 1968, produced 1980

The Superellipse conference table with a teak tabletop and steel legs, crafted by Fritz Hansen in 1980, exemplifies the harmonious fusion of design and functionality that characterizes the mid-century modernist aesthetic. Designed by Piet Hein and Bruno Mathsson, this table embodies the duo's shared vision of creating forms that prioritize movement and flow. Hein's initial inspiration for the superellipse form was rooted in his quest to conceive a shape that could optimize traffic flow in a Stockholm city square. Through experimentation, he arrived at the super ellipse as the ideal solution - a geometric form that seamlessly melds the properties of a circle and a rectangle. The collaboration between Hein and Mathsson on the table's span legs dates back to 1954, a testament to the enduring nature of their creative partnership.
Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) started out as an apprentice cabinet maker in his father practice. In the beginning of the thirties, Mathsson started to experiment with the bending of wood. His early designs are organic, curvaceous and made from natural materials. His style was prior to the Scandinavian midcentury style.
Piet Hein (1905-1996) was city planner and designer. He was known as a Danish all-rounder.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Bruno Mathsson (Designer) Piet Hein (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1980
  • dimensions Height 27.56 in. Width 165.36 in. Depth 55.12 in.
  • dimensions Height 70 cm Width 420 cm Depth 140 cm
  • material Chrome Steel Teak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45012945