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GUBI 1

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Sledge base in black, non-stackable, Chair shell american walnut.,

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Gubi Chair Collection

Contemporary interior design is simple, clean and offers an uncluttered look. The furniture that best suits this style features clean-cut lines and striking colours or the innovative use of materials. Individual, unique pieces of furniture are the key to contemporary style.

One of Gubi's most innovative products, the Gubi Chair collection, was designed by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen of Komplot Design. The Gubi Chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The 3-D design gives the chair a comfortable seat and sense of lightness. Ground-breaking technology allows the thickness of the veneer to be reduced to half that normally used.

The Gubi chair was designed in 2003, has won numerous design awards and is included in the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

From the Gubi Chair collection another very innovative product was developed, the Gubi Chair II.  Also designed by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen of Komplot Design, the Gubi Chair II offers a simple, clean, minimalist look, the essence of contemporary style.

The Gubi II chair is eco-friendly as the seat and back are made ​​of polyester fibre, extracted from used plastic bottles and transformed into felt. In one single process, two mats made from this felt are moulded around a tubular steel frame whilst the edges are cut by a powerful jet stream of water. Simple, minimal style, combined with great strength and low maintenance makes the Gubi Chair II equally suited to private homes, commercial spaces and public places, such as restaurants, cafeterias and museums.

The Gubi Chair II was designed in 2006 and has won a number of design awards, recognised for its highly innovative and sustainable approach to furniture design.

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About Komplot Design

Founded in 1987, Komplot Design, a partnership of Poul Christiansen & Boris Berlin, has designed furniture and created multidisciplinary design soluions for both Danish and international companies. Their Gubi chair design has been displayed in important exhibitions, such as MoMA, 2004 and has won several prestigious awards, including The Danish Design Prize 2004 and the RED DOT Design Award 2004.

Robert Dudley Best

Robert Dudley Best

Robert Dudley Best (1892-1984) was heir to the world's largest lighting factory, founded in Birmingham in 1840. Despite its proud history, Best felt that the lamp designs produced by the factory were outdated. In 1925, Best visited the International Exhibition of Modern Design in Paris, where many of the designs exhibited were influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.

Inspired by what he had seen, Best began his studies of industrial design in Paris and Düsseldorf, where he became close friends with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. It was during this time that he made the first sketches of what would become the iconic Bestlite design.

 


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Specifications

The Gubi chair is available with a shell in Hirek material in six different colours: Black, Midnight Grey, Misty Grey, Blue Morning, Orange Sweet and White and in tre veener sheel: oak, American walnut and blackstained beech. Likewise the shell comes in a fully upholstered version in a range og different fabrics and leather, and in front upholstered where the back comes in Hirek og veener.

The base is available in four differet varieties: a sledge base in chrome or black painted steel, a wood base in American walnut, blackstained beech or oak, a swivel base in chrome or black painted steel and a centerbase in black painted steel.

 

Sledge base with Hirek, wood, and fully and front upholstered shell

H45/81 x L:50 x W:53.5