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Gubi Chairs

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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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Creator: Gubi
'Copacabana' Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair by Mathieu Matégot in Lorkey Fabric
By Mathieu Matégot, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
'Copacabana' Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair by Mathieu Matégot in Lorkey Fabric A versatile, independent, and self-taught Hungarian designer,...
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'Copacabana' Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair by Mathieu Matégot in Leslie Fabric
By Mathieu Matégot, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
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Customizable Gubi Violin Chair Designed by Gamfratesi
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Light, fresh and elegant, the characterful and comfortable Violin Chair from Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi resonates with bold creativity with pure crafts...
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Leather 'Croissant' Lounge Chair by Illum Wikkelsø for Gubi
By Illum Wikkelsø, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
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Fabric 'Croissant' Lounge Chair by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI
By Gubi, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Glendale, CA
Fabric 'Croissant' lounge chair by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI. Playful, voluptuous and expertly crafted, the newly reimagined Croissant Collection from GUBI makes a powerful statemen...
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Pierre Paulin Pacha Lounge Chair with Returning Swivel for GUBI
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Fabric 'Croissant' Lounge Chair by Illum Wikkelsø for Gubi
By Gubi, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Glendale, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Chairs

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Steel

Pierre Paulin Pacha Lounge Chair with Returning Swivel for GUBI
By Pierre Paulin, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Paulin Pacha lounge chair upholstered in Harp ivory fabric (24). Paulin designed the Pacha lounge chair in 1975 with the intention of creatin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Chairs

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Cotton, Wood

Gubi F-Chair Outdoor Lounge Chair Designed by Marcel Gascoin
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
An archetypal lounge chair, the F-Chair evolved out of the C-Chair and shares the same tapered rear legs, though the F-Chair features upright front legs. The more relaxed incline and...
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Teak

Customizable Gubi Gent Dining Chair Designed by Gamfratesi
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Designed by the design duo GamFratesi, the Gent dining chair is characterised by the contradiction between Scandinavian elegance and Italian dynamic ...
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2010s Danish Gubi Chairs

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Customizable Gubi Beetle Dining Chair Designed by GamFratesi
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
With its striking, organic form, remarkable comfort and endless configurations, it took less than a decade for Danish Italian duo GamFratesi’s Beetle Dining Chair to become a genuine design classic. The Beetle Chair...
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2010s Danish Gubi Chairs

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Textile

Gubi C-Chair Outdoor Designed by Marcel Gascoin
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in New York, NY
The C-Chair optimized for the outdoors in both ergonomics and materiality. Proportions have been fine-tuned to maximize comfort and frames have been carefully crafted with traditiona...
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2010s Danish Gubi Chairs

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Teak

Customizable Bat Dining Chair Outdoor Designed by GamFratesi
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
The Bat Chair is created with a Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The embracing shell with armrests equally embodies both aesthetics and comfort while carrying strong references to the interesting and distinctive shape of a bat’s wingspan. Now available with a UV-protected shell and legs in a matt-satin textured finish, and an optional seat cushion that can be upholstered with a fabric designed for outdoor use, the Bat Chair for outdoor fits perfectly for a variety of public and private contexts, both outside and inside. The Beetle and Bat Dining Chairs...
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Customizable Gubi Bat Chair Designed by GamFratesi
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
The Bat Chair is created with a Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The embracing shell wi...
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2010s Danish Gubi Chairs

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Plastic

Customizable Gubi Violin Chair Designed by Gamfratesi
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
Light, fresh and elegant, the characterful and comfortable Violin Chair from Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi resonates with bold creativity with pure crafts...
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2010s Danish Gubi Chairs

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Pierre Paulin Pacha Lounge Chair Upholstered in Vidar Kvadrat Boucle '0222'
By Gubi, Pierre Paulin
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Paulin Pacha lounge chair Upholstered in Vidar Kvadrat Boucle (0222). Paulin designed the Pacha lounge chair in 1975 with the intention of cr...
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Rasmussen MR01 Initial Chair in Oak for Gubi
By Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Rasmussen MR01 initial chair in oak for Gubi. Created by woodworker Mathias Steen Rasmussen, the MR01 initial chair unites traditional craftsmanship with original ideas to create a f...
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Rasmussen MR01 Initial Chair in Walnut for Gubi
By Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Rasmussen MR01 initial chair for Gubi. Created by woodworker Mathias Steen Rasmussen, the MR01 Initial Chair unites traditional craftsmanship with original ideas to create a form tha...
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Gubi chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Gubi chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gubi chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 1 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 19 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs 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 chairs by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, Onecollection, and Ejvind A. Johansson. Prices for Gubi chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $499 and can go as high as $14,710, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,399.

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