Danish company founded in 1967 by the architect couple Lisbeth and Gubi Olsen , GUBI republished forgotten masterpieces of design years 30,40,50 and 60 with timeless collections . Icons of furniture designed by top European designers such as Greta Magnusson Grossman and Mathieu Matégot .
At Gubi, we're on a continual quest. A journey. Fuelled by our passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making, we've made a distinctive name for ourselves in the international design arena as a dynamic design force to be reckoned with. We see ourselves as treasure hunters, where curiosity, courage and intuition are key components for our success. Design is all about discovering gems and following your instincts. It involves travelling, searching and finding long-lost remnants from the past as well as contemporary, cutting-edge designs from new artists on the horizon. The result is an eclectic, intercontinental collection that blurs the lines between the past and the future. An extensive assortment of extremely aesthetic, thought-provoking designs characterised by simple, arresting shapes, original materials and innovative techniques which defy time and space. Imbued with a beauty that resonates with design aficionados, architects and designers all around the world. Lost & Found Chasing forgotten icons has led us to the re-launch of designs from the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's. Originally created by artists, sculptors, designers and architects from France, Italy, England, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Germany, Japan and elsewhere. Talented professionals whose work has been featured at MoMA in New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, London's Design Museum, the National Museum in Stockholm and the Arktikum Museum in Finland, among others. Each piece is exquisite in its own right with a story to tell, capturing a fleeting moment in history which remains relevant to this day. A perfect example is Bestlite, a series of Bauhaus-influenced lamps first produced in 1930 by British designer Robert Dudley Best. (Winston Churchill is one of several highly esteemed owners.) We spotted a Bestlite lamp in 1989 and resurrected this beloved icon of last century as part of a stunning 13-piece collection re-launched worldwide. Icons of the future Our uncanny ability to recognise diamonds in the rough along with original ideas and inspirations have also resulted in a unique collection of exciting new designs worth coveting. We have forged creative collaborations with emerging designers who challenge our assumptions about form and function. Each new design has an equally intriguing tale to tell, appealing to individuals who dare to take the road less travelled. A strategic move that reflects our insatiable desire to venture out into the unknown. Of course, taking on a new design always involves a risk. Often the designer has done something quite difficult or created a design that doesn't seem commercial at first. But taking chances is what keeps us one step ahead. A case in point is the Gubi Chair from our namesake line, created in collaboration with Komplot Design. It was the first 3D veneer chair ever made and quite a challenge. But it was worth pursuing, as it has garnered numerous awards and was chosen by MoMA to be featured in their permanent collection. Another example is GamFratesi, an award-winning Danish-Italian design duo receiving global recognition for their iconic, informal style. The Masculo Collection from Gubi paves the path for its rightful place as a future design classic. A global view from our HQ We are rooted in Scandinavia but with a distinctive global outlook - and sense of aesthetics. From the wide range of designs in our search around the world into the past. To our astute eye for spotting enduring designs from new talents. It's all reflected in our expanding portfolio of styles appealing to an international clientele. Based in Copenhagen's docklands, our Gubi offices span a 2,000 square metre space that used to be a tobacco factory, revamped into a modern, ultra expansive showroom loft. Our intuition guided us to this area, which has since become a magnet for other firms working within architecture and design. The rough surroundings outside our office windows are in sharp contrast to the refined environments where you'll find our Gubi designs. Aside from high profile homes and chic restaurants, our chairs, sofas, lamps, tables and other furnishings regularly appear in fashion and design editorials in global magazines and blogs. Not to mention exclusive offices, where we have developed innovative workspaces and interior solutions for a variety of companies in the business sector. Design is deep in our DNA Gubi was founded in 1967 by Jacob and Sebastian's parents, Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. They initially focused on producing Olsen's furniture designs and selling textiles to the retail sector. Eager to make their own mark, the sons opened a concept store and introduced fashion into the equation. In fact, they were amongst the first to import Prada and Helmut Lang to Denmark, returning their focus back to the family business in 2001. Since then, we have transposed the original creative vision into a contemporary context, putting Gubi on the map as a global player on the design scene. In an ever-changing international landscape, it takes an enormous amount of drive and determination to keep chasing icons. It's that type of endless energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit which has catapulted Gubi into an iconic status all its own. Jacob Gubi Chief Creative Officer GUBI A/S
In 1950, Adnet formed a partnership with the French fashion house, Hermès, where he developed a collection of leather-covered furniture and interior accessories. Accordingly, he made a round leather mirror with brass hinges. Besides the remarkable leather and brass details, the mirror is also unique as the strap lenght is in direct proportion to the...
This is a modular shelving system designed by Matthieu Mategot in 1954. The shelves come in different lengths: 95, 155, 215 and 275 cm. They are all 26 cm deep. Depending on the composition, there will be 2 or 3 metal brackets and the distance between shelves can be 25 or 35 cm. The shelves come in natural oak, natural walnut or black-stained ash. The...
Gubi Cobra table lamp is designed in 1950 by Greta M. Grossman. The tubular flexible arm can be bent in all directions whilst the shade can be rotated through 360°. The lampshade comes in four colours:vintage red - anthracite grey - warm grey - jet black.
Gubi Grashoppa Floor Lamp, designed by Greta M. Grossman in 1948. Is a tripod stand made in powder coated tubolar steel. A real icon of design through time.
The design partnership GamFratesi embodies the meeting between Italian and Danish design. The considered and minimal approach of the Danish design tradition is combined with a sense of quirkiness and the desire to tell a story. With GamFratesi the contrasts are often key to their inspiration. They work strictly within the Scandinavian approach to craft,...
Very elegant coatrack designed for Gubi by Mathiew Matègot in 1956. This coatrack features a central brass centrepiece and three arms. A classic example of practical and beautiful design, this object will give a touch of charme to your apartment.
Two-level rolling trolley designed by Mathieu Mategot, with two perforated sheet-iron trays and a main structure in black-coated iron. The lower level has a magazine rack. It comes in 3 versions:White tray /Black main structure Light blue-gray tray / Black main structure Black tray / Black main structure
The Pedrera table designed in 1955 by Barba Corsini was inspired by Gaudi's building in Barcelona and has the same name. The Pedrera table comes with a steel base and an organic shaped glass top. 'Powerful simplicity' is indeed an apt description of Corsini's personal design style, as represented by the Pedrera series.