Piet Hein was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author and poet. Quoting Life Magazine in 1966, ' Piet Hein was no ordinary poet, he was very popular in his native Denmark and throughout Scandinavia. One out of ten scandinavians owns a volume of his work. In Scandinavian countries, a clever after-dinner speaker is defined as one who can talk for 30 mins without quoting Piet Hein'.
In 1959, city planners in Stockholm, Sweden announced a design challenge for a roundabout in their city square Sergels Torg. Piet Hein had the winning proposal and it was based on the superellipse since then the design has been used for many things e.g.Azteca Olympic Stadium, in Mexico City, the Superellipse table, dishes and other design products.
CLASSIC DANISH DESIGN
Piet Hein - The first time Piet Hein utilised the super ellipse was in connection with the design of Sergels Torv in Stockholm in 1959. In the years that followed, he toyed with other uses for this harmonic figure, leading to Super Egg, sports arenas, trays, textiles and many other fascinating items.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
Piet Hein is among the Danes which have received the most awards in the twentieth century. In Denmark he has received the Aarestrup-medal ( 1969), the Industrial Design-prize (1971), the Storm Petersen-prize (1978), the Medal Ingenio et Arti (1985), the annual prize of Danish Design Council (1989) and the Tietgen Medal (1990) as well as honorary memberships of the Students' Association (1970), the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society (1978), Det Danske Broderskab (the Danish Guild) (1978).
Of international distinctions can be mentioned Alexander Graham Bell Silver Bell (1968), Die gute Industrieform (1971), Doctor of Human Letters at Yale University (1972), Huitième Salon Internationale du Lumiaire (1973) and Nobel Lecturer (1983).
Piet Hein is the internationally best known Dane in our century next to the physicist Niels Bohr and the author Karen Blixen.
Piet Hein Small white porcelain bowl are perfect for olives, nuts, dips and tapenades or as a salt cellar. We love them for serving chocolate with coffee. Set of six....
Piet Hein Great Bear Candelabra is a very elegant and timeless candle holder. Its seven branches can be placed either on a straight line or in a circle. During a stay...
Piet Hein White Opal Glass Bowl is beautiful and elegant with fruit or Salad. Designer : Piet Hein Made of : Glass Size : 26 cm or 10.2"
Piet Hein bowl is an elegant addition to your table, suitable for serving salad, fruit, stew, soup and anything where a large bowl is needed. It is ovenproof and dishwasher proof. ...
Piet Hein Saturn candleholder is the tallest of the candle holders in the Tableserie. Jupiter is the 2nd tallest. Venus is the 3rd tallest and Mars is the shortest of the...
Piet Hein Saturn candleholder is the tallest of the candleholders in the Tableserie. Jupiter is the 2nd, Venus is the 3rd tallest and Mars is the shortest. All the candleholders...
Piet Hein - White porcelain dish with high brim. The dish was designed in the late 50's and its distinctive superellipse shape made it a design icon back then as well...
Piet Hein SUPER Vase is made of opal white glass. A beautiful and classic vase that will look good no matter where you place it in your home. Designer : Pein...