PIET HEIN, BRUNO MATHSSON, ARNE JACOBSEN 1968
This table series from Fritz Hansen includes the Super-Elliptical, the Super-Circular, Circular, Square and Rectangular tables designed by Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson, and Arne Jacobsen. The most prominent member of the series, the Super-Elliptical table, was inspired by the designer Piet Hein's solution to a traffic problem at Sergels Torg in Stockholm: A super elliptical roundabout. The ingenious shape was conceived in his mathematical mind.
This variation of an oval possessed some attractive qualities and looked surprisingly harmonious no matter the size. The formula based shape has no ends and this is why the Super-Elliptical table can be seen as a democratic table where everyone has an equal position. Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen contributed to the base design of all the tables. The tables come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. With very few exceptions the tables are all available in 3 finishes: laminate, veneer and linoleum. Depending on the shape of the table there is a choice of 3 types of bases: span legs in chromed or satin chromed steel, 4 or 6 star base in satin polished aluminium foot and a satin chromed steel pedestal, or shaker base in satin polished aluminium.