A CENTURY OF DESIGN BRILLIANCE
GUBI is the global design house where timeless modern icons and the creative talents of today meet and mingle – a century of design brilliance in one daring, definitive, and ever-evolving collection.
BEAUTY OF HISTORY MEETS THE THRILL OF RIGHT NOW
Positioned at the point where the beauty of history meets the thrill of right now, GUBI is the creative force and curator behind the world’s most extraordinary design from the 20th century onwards. Whether diving into archives or driving the designs of today, GUBI is responsible for a timeless, inventive, and intercontinental collection of furniture, lighting and interior objects that merge function with meaning, enhancing every space.
As well as rediscovering and reintroducing lost treasures of design history for the present generation, GUBI collaborates with a hand-picked global roster of visionary design studios to create icons for tomorrow. Inspired by the past, always looking to the future, GUBI makes and shares stories that resonate with design lovers around the world, inspiring moments and memories to treasure.
American designer Bill Curry captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and ‘70s with his iconic lamp designs.
CARLO DE CARLI
A fine sense for modern material, design and industry and a willingness to experiment and invent.
CORSINI & RUIZ MILLET
'Powerful simplicity' is perhaps an apt description of Corsini's personal design style, as represented by the Pedrera Collection.
Italian artist and designer Gabriella Crespi (1922– 2017) attracted a dedicated following thanks to her repertoire of furniture, jewelry, and sculpture.
GamFratesi's design takes its creative drive from a fusion of tradition and renewal and in an experimental approach to their chosen materials and techniques.
Italian designer, architect and editor, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is one of the most influential design visionaries of the 20th century.
GRETA M. GROSSMAN
Her achievements were many and encompassed industrial design, interior design and architecture.
Kristian Illum Wikkelsø believed that furniture should be built to last, to indulge the body and to please the eye.
As a true member of the avant-garde in his time, he was an innovative thinker and original in his choice of form and materials.
The life of maverick Italian designer Joe Colombo (1930–1971) may have been short, but his future-focused vision of intelligent technology and integrated living environments had a revolutionary impact on mid-century design.
Founded in 1987, a partnership of the Danish architect Poul Christiansen and the Russian industrial and graphic designer Boris Berlin.
Weisdorf described himself as a specialist in versatility, which sums up the prodigious and notable career of this multi-faceted designer.
Danish lighting designer Mads Caprani’s distinctive and disruptive vision of what a lamp could look like has echoed through the ages.
Mathieu Matégot was a versatile, independent and self-taught Hungarian designer, architect and artist who spent most of his life in his beloved Paris
MATHIAS STEEN RASMUSSEN
Mathias Steen Rasmussen is a young Danish designer with a seasoned and rigorous approach to furniture design.
French designer Marcel Gascoin was one of the leading furniture designers of the post-war era.
OEO Studio is a cross-disciplinary studio working across product design and interiors architecture.
Schick engages with a range of more experimental projects with design-related themes, focusing on materials, functions, usage and sustainable development.
Paavo Tynell was an industrial designer, known as the great pioneer of Finnish lighting design and fondly dubbed as “the man who illuminated Finland”.
Pierre Paulin considered himself a functionalist who added “two little drops of poetry” to his work.
Rainer Daumiller has always demonstrated an acute understanding of his medium. His ability to ‘listen to materials’ mean that his designs were always inspired by the inherent characteristics of what they were made from.
ROBERT DUDLEY BEST
Robert Dudley Best was heir to the world's largest lighting manufacturing company Best & Lloyd, founded in Birmingham in 1840.
The studio’s intuitive approach embodies designs that are distinctively shaped by the given circumstances, functional needs, and a fundamental interest in human behavior.
A GLOBAL OUTLOOK
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, GUBI employs more than 100 people internationally, and collaborates with specialist manufacturers across the globe, sharing its collection with modern-design aficionados via gubi.com and retail partners around the world.
GUBI Raisonné 02 is an homage to the design lovers around the world and the soulful habitats they curate. Get inspired as we visit the domains of GUBI in residential and hospitality settings around the world.
Shimon Ovadia sees the world through a design lens. He was born in Jerusalem and moved to Brooklyn, NYC, with his family at the age of four. Growing up, Shimon often helped his father who owned a children’s apparel company, and his childhood, no doubt, shaped his outlook and choice of career.
Alfred Bramsen has been in love with Japan since he was a child. Alongside a strong affinity for colour, Bramsen’s love of all things Japanese is evident everywhere — from the clothes he wears, to the tones in his work and the interior design of his private habitat.
To Danish/Turkish visual artist Evren Tekinoktay home is a shelter from the storms, a shield against a crazy, busy, sometimes brutal world. The ambience that rules her personal terrain is warm and welcoming.
SANTA MONICA PROPER HOTEL
Fuse a 1920s Spanish colonial revival style building with a curvilinear extension and have design maven Kelly Wearstler layer the space. A beachside haven with a sophisticated sensibility is the result.
The stunning villa on the shores of Lake Como was originally built in the 18th century for count Andrea Lucini-Passalacqua for the pleasures of love, food, friendship & the fine Italian art of dolce far niente — doing nothing & enjoying it.
TIME TO SHINE
Chrome is back. As 1980s style returns to interiors in a burst of vivid primary colors, graphic patterns, and gleaming metal, chrome is once again in the material palette. Bold and eye-catching, it brings a flash of silver and a shimmer of luxury into every space it touches.
INHABITING THE WORLD
In nature, beetles are found everywhere around the world – land and water, desert and mountain, forest and field. Like its namesake, the Beetle Chair is at home in the elements. It is a highly versatile design, with near-endless upholstery options and a wide array of textures and colors to choose from.
Every restaurant in Aamann’s family of Copenhagen dining venues is unique in both menu and design, though they are all linked by a common thread: honest, high-quality materials; a warm, inviting, and comfortable atmosphere; and a distinctly Danish identity. Aamann’s Genbo creates engagingly eclectic ambience with the Daumiller armchair
GOING ALFRESCO IN BROOKLYN
In the heart of Brooklyn, at the threshold between the up-and-coming ex-industrial neighborhood of Gowanus and the leafy residential hub of Boerum Hill, something new is taking shape. Here, the design-driven development firm Tankhouse is unfolding its vision for urban housing in the area.
MAKING OF AN ICON
The Beetle Chair’s unique success as a design is rooted in its distinctive fusion of artisanal craftsmanship and technologically advanced production techniques. Like the insect that inspired it, the chair combines an almost mechanical exactitude of form with an organic, contoured softness.
FACE TO FACE
GUBI is devoting this fall to the time we spend together in our homes. There is something very precious about sharing the same space – something that cannot be replicated at a distance. When we are eye to eye in each other’s presence – together, intimate, and unfiltered – we can truly connect.
SHINE LIKE THE SEVENTIES
In the 1970s, we went crazy for color. Bold shades, earthy tones, playful accents, gleaming neutrals – the full spectrum from subtle to striking. Now, we are in the midst of a retro renaissance, as the tones and textures of the decade’s distinctive aesthetic are en vogue all over again.
(di)vision SHOW RECAP
For Copenhagen Fashion Week SS23, GUBI & (di)vision got together to create a fashion-meets-furniture catwalk collaboration inspired by Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam war epic, Apocalypse Now.
GUBI X (di)vision
This August, GUBI and (di)vision got together for Copenhagen Fashion Week, showcasing a fashion-meets-furniture runway collaboration built on the shared values of creativity, courage, and curiosity.
A NORDIC TOUCH
One of the most talked-about restaurants to open in the Spanish capital, Desde 1911 is a gastronomic homage to Madrid’s history as one of the great port cities – and a tribute to the family fishing heritage of its owners María Juliana Azpíroz and Evaristo García. A key element of the space is Marcel Gascoin’s C-Chair.
3 DAYS OF THE WORLD OUTDOORS
GUBI marked 3daysofdesign 2022 by bringing the outside in, opening the doors of the showroom for a special celebration of alfresco living. Alongside the unveiling of new furniture collections by the likes of Joe Colombo and GamFratesi
Throughout 3daysofdesign, GUBI presents a special celebration of al fresco living, as well as featuring new collections by renowned 20th-century visionaries such as Joe Colombo and contemporary de- sign duo GamFratesi.
BOHEMIAN 72 ENCHANTS NEW YORK
In collaboration with the renowned New York designer furniture store, GUBI hosts a celebration of the Bohemian 72 Collection – a family of Crespi’s designs recreated from her original drawings, now in production for the very first time.
Carefully curated and intuitively iconic. That's been the spirit of GUBI since 1967. Rediscovering the heart of historical pieces and seeing how a contemporary vibe can help us write new chapters and find harmony in the eclectic.
FASHION IN FURNITURE
Using hand-woven textiles, Camella Ehlke has brought a fresh expression to two GUBI Grace Chairs, designed by Tove Kindt-Larsen in 1936. The collaboration offers a roadmap for artfully and responsibly extending the longevity of great design, and reflects the values of creativity, courage and curiosity at the heart of GUBI.
GUBI GOES Al FRESCO
Breaking down the boundaries between inside and out, venturing into the open air with a refreshing new, all-encompassing, contextual take on outdoor design, adding new collections from archival and contemporary designers, as well as introducing outdoor versions of the existing indoor portfolio.
The Bohemian 72 Collection brings together Gabriella Crespi’s interest in natural materials, her fascination with stacked sculptural forms, and her curiosity about Eastern cultures and philosophies, honed over years of travel.
FASHION FORWARD FURNITURE
This February, GUBI’s signature design vision will be on show at Copenhagen Fashion Week, thanks to an exciting collaboration with the newly launched fashion agency Blonde Studio.
We invited Danish artist and sculptor Josefine Winding to navigate the space between art and design through a series of six sculptural side tables created in collaboration with GUBI.
FOR THE LOVE OF LIGHTS
With a passion for lighting, GUBI’s collection balances the functional with the aesthetic.
SITTING IN THE CLOUDS
GUBI's modular Pacha Collection by Pierre Paulin responds to changing living habits with a playful and contemporary take on a typology made popular by the 1970s trend for low-level living.
STONE WITH SOUL
Travertine’s warm tones, natural imperfections, and soft tactility brilliantly express the materiality of the Earth, fast making it a stone of choice for designers.
THE GAMFRATESI EDIT
The contemporary color palette of this edit adds a new perspective to a modern design classic, complementing a wide variety of interior settings.
GUBI is uniquely positioned to help you get ahead of the curve, creating a flexible workspace for your modern workforce.
THE SECRETS OF DUAL-PURPOSE SPACE
Whether you have a dedicated home office or need to augment your existing living arrangements, there are simple ways to create a space for your best work.
PIONEERING WOMEN WHO
CHANGED THE FACE OF DESIGN
GUBI is exploring the extraordinary achievements of two groundbreaking mid-century female designers – and their impact on contemporary designers.
MAKE MORE OF THE MOMENT
However much you might feel like you’re living on ‘fast-forward’, if you look closely, you’ll find you have ample opportunities to press ‘pause’ right throughout the day.
Blending art, drama, gastronomy and spectacular visuals into one all-encompassing multisensory experience, the new Alchemist restaurant in Copenhagen.
INSPIRED BY NATURE
For the Beetle Chair, GamFratesi became captivated by the idea of translating the form of a beetle into a product for the home.