Carrying on the heritage and legacy, Sibast Furniture continues to honour its heritage of creating aesthetically refined pieces of furniture that fit perfectly into the world today. With its distinctive designs, Sibast gives the buyer a unique opportunity to embrace Danish Modern.
The story of Sibast Furniture begins in 1908, when Peder Olsen Sibast opened a small carpentry in Funen, in the heart of the Danish countryside. In 1943, Peder’s three children, Helge, Ole and Emma, took over the fast-growing company. It went from being a small carpentry to a factory that met with international acclaim.
Despite temporarily being out of family control for almost three decades, Sibast Furniture stands today as one of the only family-operated furniture companies left from the era of Danish Modern. This means that buying a Sibast chair or table represents buying a unique piece of history and family heritage.
Now and Then
Today, Peder’s great-grandson, Ditlev Sibast, and his wife, Anna, carry on the design legacy, as they take Sibast Furniture into a new era with a relaunch of the Sibast No 7 and No 8 chairs.
In relaunching designs from the Danish Modern era, Sibast Furniture has resisted making major design changes to its products. The Sibast No 8 Chair (as seen in the video above), for example, is still made from oak, which is carved, sanded and assembled by hand, in the same way, as the original from the 1950s.
“One of the most important things for us, is to stay true to the original identities of my grandfather and great grandfather. Using the same DNA as in the Sibast No 7 Bar and No 7 Lounge, the new products don’t represent a new concept, but a new perspective on our family design heritage,” says Ditlev Sibast.
In 1953,Helge Sibast designed the Sibast No 7 Dining Chair. The chair is a design classic, that, over six decades later, can still be bought worldwide.
Carrying on the heritage, Ditlev Sibast and his wife Anna have relaunched and extended the No 7 family, with the No 7 Lounge and No 7 Bar. Both chairs take inspiration from the No 7 Dining Chair, using the same unique details, like the large moulded backrest and the slightly narrowed curve of the back legs. These two new family members are of the same high quality and craftsmanship that have formed the backbone of the entire Sibast Furniture collection.
An Artist´s Perspective on a Timeless Piece
Last year, Sibast Furniture revealed in collaboration with renowned Danish artist, Kasper Eistrup, a very limited special edition of the Sibast No 8 – renamed the Sibast Sunrise No 8. Building a bridge between the worlds of art and design, it was made available in only 88 unique pieces signed by renowned Danish artist, Kasper Eistrup.
How It looked Back Then
The first product to be relaunched was the Sibast No 8. A timeless piece, that was designed in 1953 by Helge Sibast and, six decades later, was a winner of the German Design Award 2019.
Anna Sibast concludes:
“We have just begun. There are many more design stories from our heritage that are waiting to be told, relaunched, and new pieces waiting to be created. Everything is based on the DNA of our heritage and respect for our family history. Carrying on a design heritage must be done with humility and respect – we are committed to it.”