Helge Sibast grew up in the family company Sibast Mobler, and designed the most successful designs of the company and the Danish Modern period. Sibast also produced designs of big names like Grete Jalk and Arne Vodder.
Sibast Mobler was founded in 1908 by furniture maker Peder Olsen Sibast when he opened a woodworking studio on the Danish Funen island. The family business grew steadily but became an international success when Sibast's children, Emma, Ole and Helge took over in 1943.
Helge Sibast was responsible for the most successful designs of the company and the Danish Modern period, including the # 7 and # 8 chairs both released in 1953. The # 8 chair is a Danish design classic and was sold all over the world. The features of the chair include y-shaped legs, the floating seat and the press-cast backrest.
In 1984, the Sibast family sold the company - one year before Helge died - but retained copyright on many of his most popular designs. In 2012, the fourth Sibast generation Ditlev and his wife Anna took over the company.
Dining Chair #8 - Helge Sibast, 1953