Piet Hein - Multi-thinker and universalist, Master of the harmonic forming in words: Grooks and also master of The superellipse
National and international recognition is great:
Piet Hein is among the Danes which have received the most awards in the twentieth century. In Denmark he has received the Aarestrup-medal ( 1969), the Industrial Design-prize (1971),
the Storm Petersen-prize (1978), the Medal Ingenio et Arti (1985), the annual prize of Danish Design Council (1989) and the Tietgen Medal (1990) as well as honorary memberships of the Students' Association (1970), the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society (1978), Det Danske Broderskab (the Danish Guild) (1978).
Of international distinctions can be mentioned Alexander Graham Bell Silver Bell (1968), Die gute Industrieform (1971), Doctor of Human Letters at Yale University (1972), Huitième Salon Internationale du Lumiaire (1973) and Nobel Lecturer (1983).
Piet Hein is the internationally best known Dane in our century next to the physicist Niels Bohr and the author Karen Blixen.
In Kumbelhaven, Farum, you can explore The Superelipse and many more Piet Hein relics.