Dining table designed by Bruno Mathsson and Piet Hein,
Rosewood and steel.
This large "Superellips" dining table by Bruno Mathsson and Piet Hein is impressive in terms of proportion and design. The striking pattern created by the book matched rosewood veneer stretches across the entire 460 cm (15 2") length of the table. The table’s surface is contrasted by the distinct silver legs, one of Bruno Mathsson's most recognisable design elements. They are sturdy and simultaneously add a sense of lightness to the overall design aesthetic. The legs cleverly clamp onto fittings recessed into the tabletop.
There are several smaller versions of the "Superellips" table, either manufactured by Mathsson International in Sweden or by Fritz Hansen in Demark. This table is the largest "Superellips" we've seen, and was made as a special order.
Piet Hein was a philosopher, poet, and mathematician. He created this ellipse as a previously nonexistent oval shape; it was also used for the circular plaza Sergels torg in central Stockholm. In collaboration with the Swedish designer Bruno Mathsson, he later used the shape for a series of "Superellips" tables. The name—"Superellips"— refers to the shape of the tabletop.
Bruno Mathsson was one of the most important Swedish designers of the 20th century.
H: 71 cm / 2' 4"
L: 460 cm / 15' 2"
W: 129.5 cm / 4' 3"
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