Furniture Maker

A key player in the Danish Design Wave of the 1950’s and 60’s, Sibast Furniture’s reputation is for beautifully designed, high quality wooden furniture made with sublime craftsmanship. The fourth generation of the Sibast family run the company today, and are bringing their iconic designs into the twenty first century.

Peder Olsen Sibast opened a small carpentry on the island of Funen in Denmark in 1908, the same year that his son, Helge Sibast, was born. Peder passed on his passion for making beautifully handcrafted furniture to Helge, who became his apprentice. In 1943, Helge and his siblings, Ole and Emma, took over the family business, which had become Sibast Furniture.

Sibast Furniture grew quickly.  The quality of its craftsmanship and Helge’s passion for furniture design fuelled a successful collaboration with renowned Danish furniture designer Arne Vodder, apprentice of Finn Juhl.  The resulting simple, functional designs played an important part in the Danish design wave of the 1950s and 60s.  Sibast Furniture was sold around the world – to Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, Australia and even the White House in the United States.

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In 1984, Sibast Furniture was sold by the family but Helge’s daughters retained copyright of their father’s designs and made sure that this design heritage was kept in the Sibast family.

And so, in 2012, Helge Sibast’s grandson, Ditlev Sibast, and is wife, Anna, re-established Sibast Furniture and have relaunched Helge’s own designs.

Wright & Smith are delighted to have this iconic, family-owned, heritage and know-how on board. Ditlev and Anna Sibast are deeply committed to the Sibast Furniture tradition but are also passionate that the company’s design heritage continues to evolve while remaining true to its roots.

Hence they they are offering a range of classic pieces.  The No. 8 and No. 7 chairs are relaunched as designed by Helge Sibast in 1953, but with new finish options. The portfolio includes a side table, designed by Helge as a gift to his wife, that is being produced commercially for the first time, as well as a new dining table and a newly launched lounge chair.

“…Because our Danish design heritage commits us…”