|Impressive range of color hues.|
On my way to check out the Gubi showroom in the Nordhamn harbor in Copenhagen. Since they are building all over this area I first can not find it. After some dizzy time in the car I finally walk through the doors to this magnificent show room. Gubi is all about finding forgotten design gems and bringing them back to life and into the present.
GUBI about Gubi
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.
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.
All my best
|The leather belted Jaques Adnet mirror is my favorite Gubi treasure.|
|The Grasshopper floorlamp by Swedish Greta Grossman (1906-1999)is another great example of gems that Gubi has brought forward and made successful. The showroom is enormous and has so many Gubi sets to see.|