Super Ellipse Danish Table By Piet Hein & Bruno Mathsson for Gansgo,1960s


Price

1900 LEI

Category

Tables

Dimensions

W 140 / D 80 / H 50 cm

A rare version of the Super Ellipse table made of laminated beech wood. This version (labeled  underneath) was produced in 1992 and is particularly rare because it has solid beech legs, unlike chrome or steel. The legs are very clever, because they just tighten and slide out of their location points in each corner, which means that the table can be easily removed if it is required for carrying or storing.

The Super Ellipse table concept comes from a Danish mathematician and philosopher Piet Hein, who used a mathematical model to design a table top. It is constructed in such a way that each carer has a beneficial connection to the form of the table between the ellipse and the rectangle, maximizing the table’s dimensions. It was originally designed in 1968 in conjunction with two of the most famous Danish designers in history, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen. Then, as now, it is produced by Fritz Hansen, who still produces this high quality table in various sizes and tops – but does not produce it anymore with solid wooden legs.