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The ABC of Scandinavian Design: G is for GUBI

Looking for luxury with a functional side? GUBI is the design house for you. Since 1967, GUBI has been creating practical yet stylish designs. Drawing on the past and present and inspiration from all over the world, here’s what makes GUBI a perfect addition to our ABC of Scandinavian Design.

Past meets present

GUBI’s designs add a modern spin to the classics from yesterday. Gubi Olsen, one of its founders, takes traditional designs and adds his own postmodernist touch, taking risks and exploring new ideas. This results in timeless design, classically beautiful pieces that are well-suited to the demands of contemporary life.

Global outlook

GUBI offers pieces by designers from Italy, France, the UK, Finland and more. Their careers have taken them across Europe and North America, bringing in influences from all over the world that make GUBI’s collection an eclectic mix.

Our favourites

Looking for a new addition to your home or office space? The new Bat Lounge Chair, an ingenious design by Italian-Danish duo GamFratesi, is the perfect candidate. With its simplified form echoing the wingspan of a bat and many variations available, it suits a variety of spaces.

Designed by Louis Weisdorf in 1972, the Multi-Lite pendant lamp is an icon. Its shades can be turned to direct light upwards, downwards or asymmetrically. Bring art into your home with this adaptable piece of classic design.

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