Dining table (elliptical)

Friyz Hansen

Super-elliptical table (1968), Piet Hein & Bruno Mathsson

Piet Hein (1905-1996), a direct descendant of Piet Pieterszoon Hein, the 17th-Century Dutch naval hero, was a Danish scientist and mathematician. He created a new oval shape for the Sergel’s Square in Stockholm, the superellips. Together with Swedish designer Bruno Mathsson, Piet Hein later used the shape to design a super-elliptical table. Danish furniture design company Frits Hansen (est. 1872) put the table in production in 1968.

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