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Sibast | Chairs
Danish furniture manufacturer Sibast was established in 1908, when Peder Olsen Sibast opened his small carpenter’s workshop in the Danish countryside. His son Helge Sibast was born the same year. Helge grew up with the workshop, and in the 1940s he and his siblings Ole and Emma took over the company. Besides a carpenter, Helge also proved to be a skillful designer, and his designs, such as the Sibast chairs No 7 and 8, made Sibast Furniture famous also outside of Denmark. In the 1950s Sibast collaborated successfully with the Danish furniture designer Arne Vodder, and in the 1960s Sibast chairs made their way even to the White House.
In 1984 Sibast Furniture was sold by the Sibast family, but Helge Sibast’s daughters retained the copyrights for his designs. In 2012, Ditlev and Anna Sibast, Helge Sibast’s grandson and his wife, relaunched Sibast Furniture. The new collections include Helge Sibast’s original works and fresh designs that pay respect to the company’s core values: high-quality craftsmanship and well-thought design.
Chair design the Nordic way – pick the perfect chairs for your life and style
Oh, chairs! It's hard to get enough of them if you're a true design enthusiast. Besides its obvious functional use, a well-made designer chair provides you with so many enjoyable little details that we don't know where to start with. It's the combination of function, form and feeling that makes some chairs just truly special. You might sense it already when you see the chair, but when you sit on it, you just know it. No matter if it is a generous armchair, a practical dining chair, a sturdy bench, sleek bar chair or a simple stool, a high-quality designer chair instantly feels like a lifelong companion.
If you're looking for your new favourite chair, you've come to the right place! Our chair collection is filled with true gems of Scandinavian and Finnish furniture design, ranging from treasured mid-century classics by Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Aarnio and Alvar Aalto to awarded chair designs by contemporary Nordic designers, such as Hee Welling, Sami Kallio and Iskos-Berlin. In terms of materials, colours and chair types, there's an abundant selection to choose from. The most common materials of our chairs include wood and metal in a range of finishes, but you can also opt for a rattan chair, plastic chair, webbing chair, or an upholstered chair in fabric, leather or sheepskin. Our chair collection also includes office chairs, rocking chairs, bean bag chairs as well as poufs and ottomans.
While browsing through our chairs, you might also want to delve into inspirational stories about Nordic chair design. Our online magazine Design Stories provides you with many in-depth articles about classic and more contemporary designer chairs from Finland, Scandinavia and beyond. Why not start with these fascinating stories:
• The Karuselli chair represented the dynamic design of its time >
• The Domus chair – from a multipurpose dorm chair to a design favorite >
• The return of the Eames Fiberglass Chair >
• 50 years of Bubbles – Eero Aarnio’s classic chair turns the big 5-0 >
• Chair Times – enjoy a movie night or some quality book time with Vitra >