Gubi: Creatively Curated Design Classics

Gubi: Creatively Curated Design Classics

Janel Laban
Feb 14, 2012

Gubi is a Danish design company that is committed to bringing the best of the past to todays interiors. The wares at their booth at the Furniture Fair underlined their mission to curate design classics in a quirky, smart way. Even though their booth featured pieces from decades gone by, the look was fresh and forward thinking - take a look at some of their newer items, as shown in Stockholm:

The most exciting debut was this Greta Grossman desk and dresser. It was just a sneak peek though; the pieces in their final form will be available later this year. The quality was remarkable and the style a perfect mix of true vintage form made even more interesting when viewing it through a post-80s filter. They feel like they could be a high-end pieces from that decade, even though they were designed by Grossman in 1952.

If I could have packed one thing from the show to try and squeeze into my carry-on to bring home it would have been one of these small metal table combos, a Mathieu Mategot design from 1954. A few of the details that I loved: the two colors, the fact that it's French modernism, the small gold tipped feet and the delicate shadow patterns they form on the floor. Very tempting, especially in the yellow and white colorway!

The Jacques Adnet mirror from the collection is reminiscent of his partnership with Hermes in the 1940s and 50s which resulted in leather-covered furniture and accessories. Made with Italian leather, its another piece which, aside from classic good looks, features visibly excellent craftsmanship.

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(images: 1-5 Janel Laban, 6-7, Gubi)

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