Super Elliptical designed by Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen
Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988)-- Swedish and internationally recognized professional and designer. He was a proponent of simpleness, elegance and sophistication in form, which additionally applied to the furnishings he developed. Mathsson's furnishings was cutting-edge in strategy as well as style, his production approaches included the flexing of laminated wood. His styles are from the 30s and 40s, his furnishings is amongst the traditional furniture of our time. In Denmark he created the PH Superellipse Table Series together with Danish developer Piet Hein in 1968.Piet Hein(1905) was an exceptionally skilled Danish thinker. The spin-off of a renowned Dutch naval hero of the 17th century, Piet Hein was an expert, developer, poet, writer as well as a mathematician. Piet Hein also obtained a titular doctorate in 1972.Piet Hein was appreciated as an expert, not merely as a result of his academic qualifications, yet also as a result of his relationship with Albert Einstein, and his recognition by the math wizzard Norbert Weiner, that devoted a publication to him. He is acclaimed as the developer of prominent games such as the Soma Cube, Hex, Morra, Polytaire, TacTix, Qrazy Qube, Soma Cube and Pyramystery. Additionally, Piet Hein formulated a new geometrical form, the super ellipse. Though it is among the least known geometric figures, it has some story functions which are rather appealing. One might consider it as a circle inside a square, which is inflated to pack the square. These filled with air circles appear like extremely circles, simply being limited by the square. In the same way, inflating an ellipse inside a rectangular shape produces a very ellipse. These flattened curves were really typical in the 1970s and 1960s, though they are hardly ever utilized nowadays.As a designer, Jacobsen made prototypes for furniture, textiles, wallpaper, flatware and so on. Amongst his most well-known designs are The Ant, Series 7, The Egg and The Swan, and the tableware Cylinda-Line.Super-EllipticalThe table collection features the Super-Elliptical, the Super-Circular, developed by Piet Hein and Bruno Mathsson and round, square and rectangle-shaped tables created by Arne Jacobsen. The most famous participant of the collection, the Super-Elliptical table, was influenced by the designer Piet Hein's remedy to a web traffic trouble at Sergels Torg in Stockholm: A very elliptical machine roundabout. The ingenious shape was conceived in his mathematical thoughts. This variation of an oval had some attractive high qualities and looked incredibly unified regardless of the size. The formula based shape has no ends and this is why the Super-Elliptical table can be considereded as a democratic table where everybody has an equivalent position. Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen added to the base layout of all the tables. The tables are available in a variety of sizes and forms. With very few exemptions the tables are all available in 3 finishes: laminate, veneer and linoleum. Relying on the form of the table there is a choice of 3 types of bases: period legs in satin or chromed chromed steel (style Piet Hein and Bruno Mathsson), 4 or 6 star base in satin polished aluminium lightweight foot and a satin chromed steel pedstal, or shaker base in satin polished aluminium lightweight (style Arne Jacobsen).