Piet Hein was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet. Scandinavian architects, tired of square buildings but found circular buildings were impractical, asked Hein for a solution. Applying his mathematical prowess to the problem, he proposed to use the 'superellipse' which became the hallmark of modern Scandinavian architecture. He advocated the use of the superellipse curve in city planning and furniture making. Evident in his Super Elliptical Table for Fritz Hansen.