Gubi - The Danish Design Company Reinventing Forgotten Lighting and Furniture Icons
Gubi is a Scandinavian design company dedicated to lighting and furniture. Founded by Lisbeth and Gubi Olsen in 1967, the headquarters and showroom are based in Copenhagen. The company has now been run by Chief Creative Officer Jacob G. Olsen for well over a decade - he took over the management in 2001. The Gubi brand has been a family business since the very beginning.
In the creation of Gubi lighting, designers have strived to recapture classics of the past. Re-imagining forgotten icons from the 20th Century, the team regard themselves as "treasure hunters" and travel far and wide to find inspiration for new Gubi lights. Once an innovative concept has been discovered, its potential is discussed at length before anything is set in motion. As brilliant as an idea may be, the efficiency of the technology behind it and the efficacy of the materials is of great importance to the company.
The Gubi Semi-Pendant light is world-famous for its swung enamelled metal. The elegant semi lamp features a distinctive arched shape and gained iconic status in the 1980s, when it won prizes for its unique, timeless design.
Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen were originally focussed on selling furniture designs and textiles to the retail sector. Their sons Jacob and Sebastian have continued to make Gubi furniture, including for example the popular Gubi Adnet Mirror. The Gubi Mirror first came to be in 1950, when designer Jacques Adnet created a collection of leather-covered furniture including the Adnet mirror, which features a leather frame and strap as well as brass hinges.
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