BAR TABLES SERIES
design Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson et Arne Jacobsen, 1968
The High Table Series are available in 2 shapes: the A902 model with a super circular tabletop and the A922 model with a circular tabletop. Both models have a Diameter 75 cm and a Height 108 cm.
High Table Series tabletops are available in FENIX laminate (white, black, gray, Colorado pink, Ottawa brown, Delft blue, Bromo gray, Efeso gray) and walnut veneer.
The FENIX versions have aluminum edges, the walnut veneer version has a walnut plywood edge
The table has on a single polished satin aluminum central leg with a chromed steel four branches foot.
A902 super circular L75 x W75 x H108 cm
A922 circular Ø75 x H108 cm
Base polished aluminium satin and chromed steel
Finishes table top Fenix laminate or walnut veneer
Since 2017, the table Series receive a brand new tabletop material, the FENIX, an extradurable laminate regenerable to infinity like the eponymous bird: thanks to the use of nanotechnologies, FENIX thermally heals any superficial micro-scratches. Its surface is extremely opaque, anti-fingerprint and features a very pleasant soft touch.
Blue Delft laminate
Grey Bromo laminate
Grey Efesco laminate
Pink Colorado laminate
Brown Ottawa laminate
Piet Hein (1905-1996) was a an architect, a mathematician and a poet. He was a real master of Science and Art, and he made Danish cultural life a little richer, a little prettier and a little more spiritual with his branded line, square head and quirky language. A rare ability to bring together poetry, geometry and design in harmony, where function and art have the same importance.
These are the characteristics we know from Piet Hein and this is what shows up in each of his design products, from furniture to games and lighting. All are inspired by the spirit of Piet Hein and created from the best materials, with the greatest attention to detail.
Bruno Mathsson was born in 1907 in Värnamo, Sweden. His father, Karl, a fourth generation master cabinetmaker, introduced his son to new technologies applied to wood very early on. Mathsson, a self-taught designer and architect, inspired by the functionalist movement, and, following in his family's footsteps, spent much of the 1920’s and 1930’s studying the functional capabilities of wood.
Mathsson's furniture is made to have curves and height, and is thus designed to ensure a certain functionality and ergonomics. He exhibited a collection of bentwood furniture at the Universal Exhibition of 1937 in Paris, thus launching his international reputation. Her Eva Chair (later called Work Chair) was purchased for public spaces in the run-up to the opening of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1939, he exhibited at the New York World's Fair, and strengthened his popularity in the United States. In the 1950’s he turned his attention to architecture, often later incorporating large glass pieces into residential projects. The 1960’s allowed him to refocus on furniture and thus to embark on the work of tubular steel. He collaborated remarkably with Piet Hein, a Danish mathematician, to create the Super Ellipse Table, which rests on slender legs giving the impression that the table is hovering in the air.
Arne Jacobsen was born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, is a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, paints floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in a typical Victorian style home. As a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste, Arne paints his room in white.
Background & school relations
He met the Lassen brothers at Nærum Boarding School: later, Flemming Lassen was to become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne Jacobsen is a restless pupil, always up to pranks, with a self-deprecating humour. Already as a child, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature through scrupulous studies. He wants to be painter, but his father felt that architect was a more sensible choice.
The Pleasant and the necessary trips abroad
Jacobsen’s travelling begin already in his twenties, when he went to sea to New York. Then followed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Germany and a series of study and drawing excursions to Italy. Jacobsen produced some of his finest watercolours during this period, capturing atmospheres and shapes accurately and carefully. From the beginning of his career, Jacobsen turned his gaze abroad, without abandoning Danish traditions.
Arne Jacobsen behind the design
Jacobsen production reflects his personality: an insistent, perfectionist modernist, to whom no detail was trivial, although the main picture was basically black/white and unambiguous. On the other hand, the nature-loving botanist and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.