Piet Hein


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Piet Hein

The designer Piet Hein was born in Copenhagen in 1905 and died in 1996.

Besides his work as a designer was Hein a mathematician, philosopher and cartoonist. He studied philosophy and theoretical physics at the University of Copenhagen and at the local technical academy.

Piet Hein established a new design and lay-out of a road for the Sergelsplatz in Stockholm in the 60ies: With the super ellipses he figured out how to use a city planner, which later affected all of his works, also the super elliptical tables, which he designed in 1968 for Fritz Hansen, for which he became famous.

Hein also designed lamps, silverware, and toys.

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