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Gubi

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Iconic Danish furniture and lighting manufacturer Gubi was founded in Copenhagen by designer-couple Lisbeth and Gubi Olsen in 1967. The brand is celebrated globally for its innovative chairs, lighting fixtures, mirrors, sofas and other furnishings and decor. 

The company began as a platform to manufacture the textiles and furniture designed by Lisbeth and Gubi. Soon, the business model broadened. While recent contemporary pieces manufactured by Gubi such as GamFratesi’s Beetle chair have become darlings of today’s interiors, the company is also widely known as a leader in reissuing exquisite Scandinavian and other mid-century modern furniture by a range of design legends. 

Swedish architect and interior designer Greta Magnusson Grossman — the first woman to receive a prize for furniture design from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design — emigrated to the United States and built 14 homes in Los Angeles in the postwar era that were inspired by the Case Study Houses. She furnished these homes with her own designs, and her impossibly sleek Grasshopper table lamps and floor lamps — created for Barker Bros. but today made by Gubi — were frequent fixtures in the interiors. Another Scandinavian architect and industrial designer, Louis Weisdorf designed the wildly popular Multi-Lite line of lighting fixtures, which were originally created during the early 1970s and reissued by Gubi in 2016.

Beyond lighting, Spanish designer Barbara Corsini created the distinctively geometric Pedrera coffee table during the mid-1950s that is now made by Gubi, while the Hungarian-born French master of postwar design, Mathieu Matégot, created the Tropique dining table and an elegant three-legged Nagasaki chair, both of which were reissued by the Danish brand. French furniture designer Pierre Paulin created the inviting, organically shaped Pacha lounge chair in 1975. This design yielded a loveseat and a sofa as well. All of these pieces were reissued by Gubi.

Since 2001, Gubi founders’ son, Jacob Olsen, has managed the company, and travels the world to find heirs to the iconic designers of yesteryear in order to secure permission to give their works a second life. 

On 1stDibs, find Gubi lighting, seating, tables and more. 

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Gubi Cobra Table Lamp Designed by Greta M. Grossman in Stock
By Gubi
Located in New York, NY
The authentic Cobra Table Lamp is of the most iconic designs by Greta M. Grossman. The table lamp was originally designed in the 1950s and takes its name from the shape of the oval s...
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2010s Danish Gubi

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Chrome

Mathieu Matégot 'Démon' 4-Shelf System for GUBI in Black Ash
By Mathieu Matégot, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Mathieu Matégot 'Démon' 4-Shelf system for GUBI in black ash. The Démon Shelf, or the Biblio-Démon in Matégot’s original 1954 sketches, was part of a “plan d’execution de la bibliothèque," or his ideal model of an interior home library and study...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi

Materials

Metal

Paavo Tynell Model 9602 Brass and Rattan Floor Lamp with Canvas Shade
By Paavo Tynell, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Paavo Tynell Model 9602 Brass and Rattan Floor Lamp with Canvas Shade. Originally designed by Paavo Tynell in 1935, this authorized GUBI re-ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Gubi

Materials

Brass

Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Black
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The distinctive cobra floor lamp designed by Greta M. Grossman in the 1950s is inspired by the shape of a cobra’s neck, which is not surprisingly also...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Gubi

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Black
Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Black
H 47.2 in W 11.4 in D 10.6 in
Paavo Tynell Model 9602 Brass and Rattan Floor Lamp
By Paavo Tynell, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Paavo Tynell Model 9602 brass and rattan floor lamp. Originally designed by Paavo Tynell in 1935, this authorized GUBI re-edition is executed i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Gubi

Materials

Brass

Paavo Tynell '1965' Pendant Lamp in Black
By Gubi, Paavo Tynell
Located in Glendale, CA
Paavo Tynell '1965' pendant lamp in black. Originally designed by Paavo Tynell in 1947, this authorized GUBI re-edition is executed in a perforat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Gubi

Materials

Brass, Metal

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' Plug-In Wall Lamp in Black
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' plug-in wall lamp in black. Designed in 1950 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Gubi

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Gio Ponti F.A. 33 Medium Mirror in Brass
By Gio Ponti, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Gio Ponti F.A. 33 medium mirror in brass. The F.A. 33 mirror was originally designed by Gio Ponti in 1933 for Fontana Arte, the period’s most prominent lamp, glass, and mirror manufa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi

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Brass

Gio Ponti F.A. 33 Medium Mirror in Brass
Gio Ponti F.A. 33 Medium Mirror in Brass
H 31.5 in W 21.25 in D 1 in
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Gubi furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Gubi furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gubi furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 9 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 765 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Gubi were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Verner Panton, Lyfa, and Christian Flindt. Prices for Gubi furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $238 and can go as high as $18,447, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,390.

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