About the design

The design.

Hairpinlegs originated in the United States. Just after the Second World War designer Henry P. Glass commissioned a modern design for furniture. Around 1950 the first piece of furniture was designed with hairpinlegs. It attracted a lot of attention in the design world. The design fitted entirely into a new movement called minimalism. It was the most efficient use of as little material as possible.


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The first hairpinlegs


Glass’ hairpin design was subsequently adopted by many other designers. Also in Europe the hairpinleg found its place like In many Scandinavian designs from the 50s and 60s. The Dutch designer Cees Braakman designed a desk in 1950 resting on hairpinlegs.

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Cees Braakman desk, 1950

Both the name hairpinleg and the design itself are not protected by patents. Nowadays the legs enjoy again the full interest of professional builders and private furniture makers.

With our hairpinlegs making a stylish piece of furniture is as easy as it gets. The furniture legs give a distinctive midcentury feel. However, the less is more” principle gives the table a very light image. As if the table is floating in space. This means that a table with hairpinlegs fits in any interior style. See the Pinterst page for hundreds of photos of hairpin furniture placed by enthusiasts worldwide. Follow the link here.