A celebration of heritage, quality and innovation, GUBI’s stunning collection of signature pieces spans forgotten icons by history’s design greats to tomorrow’s future classics from a new generation of talent. This is GUBI.
GUBI has been one of Denmark’s leading furniture and lighting manufacturers for many years, with its iconic designs cherished the world over.
Founded in 1967 by Olsen and Lisbeth Gubi, GUBI originally focused on trading textiles and producing the Gubi family’s own furniture designs until their son and GUBI’s current chief creative office, Jacob Gubi, opened a concept store and introduced fashion into the equation. Evolving as a brand and realising their now iconic aesthetic of simple, striking shapes, GUBI took its place at the forefront of international design thanks to its carefully curated range of high-quality furniture and lighting, handpicked from history and created in collaboration with esteemed designers and exciting up-and-coming names.
Producing a visionary collection of signature pieces, GUBI’s iconic intercontinental designs are timeless and versatile, beautifully made and perfect for use. By celebrating a global design heritage, their pieces capture fleeting moments from history to tell meaningful and often forgotten stories that resonate with modern people and modern homes. These forgotten icons, rediscovered from the archives of esteemed designers, architects, sculptors and artists from across the past 100 years, are used to inform new and exciting collaborations at the forefront of modern design. Discover a diverse portfolio of exquisite furniture, lighting and home décor unified by innovative techniques, organic materials, arresting shapes and a curiosity that is distinctly GUBI.
Bestlite BL1 table lamp
by Robert Dudley Best
First produced in 1930 by British designer Robert Dudley Best, the acclaimed Bestlite BL1 table lamp is as iconic today as it was almost a century ago. After spotting a Bestlite lamp in 1989, Jacob and Olsen Gubi resurrected the beloved icon as part of a stunning 13-piece collection, relaunched worldwide. A timeless piece of design history, the light is held in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London, counting Winston Churchill among its most famous users. The lamp was heavily influenced by Bauhaus aesthetics and has been kept true to its industrial roots: classic, minimalist and oozing a design tradition that fits both traditional and contemporary homes. Highly functional, highly adjustable and highly versatile, there is a Bestlite to suit every space.
The iconic Beetle chair is one of the biggest success stories in contemporary furniture design. Part of an ongoing partnership between GUBI and design duo GamFratesi, the chair reflects a cross-cultural collaboration between Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi that beautifully marries into GUBI’s global design portfolio. Blending conceptual Italian design and Danish materiality, the Beetle chair was engineered to provide great comfort and a clever modular construction that protects and embraces. GamFratesi saw these elements in the hard shell and fragile interior of beetles, an homage reflected in the chair’s curvaceous shell and gently tapering legs. As a counter chair, lounge chair, meeting chair and the original dining chair, the Beetle’s mid-century aesthetics and clean, modern lines have limitless appeal.
Multi-Lite pendant light
by Louis Weisdorf
A reflection of his passion for functionality and personalisation, Louis Weisdorf’s innovative Multi-Lite pendant embodies innovation and the golden era of Danish Design. Originally designed in 1972, the pendant features clean lines, timeless curves and an enduring expression to enhance any modern space. By adjusting the lamp’s two distinct rotating shades, the light can be transformed to emit upward, downward and even asymmetrical beams, enabling users to create personalised illumination to suit any mood or need. The Multi-Lite pendant showcases Weisdorf’s move away from his traditional design style to pursue an aesthetic that blends functional versatility with an exquisite, sculptural design. Today the full Multi-Lite of pendants, floor lamps and table lamps can be found most notably in Chloé stores around the world.