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Gubi Sofas

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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
Leather 'Croissant' Sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for Gubi with Walnut Legs
By Gubi, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Glendale, CA
Leather 'Croissant' sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI with walnut legs. Playful, voluptuous and expertly crafted, the newly reimagined Croissant Collection from GUBI makes a powerfu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Steel

Fabric 'Croissant' Sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI with Oak Legs
By Gubi, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Glendale, CA
Fabric 'Croissant' sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI with oak legs. Playful, voluptuous and expertly crafted, the newly reimagined Croissant Collection from GUBI makes a powerful st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Steel

Fabric 'Croissant' Sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI with Walnut Legs
By Gubi, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Glendale, CA
Fabric 'Croissant' sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for GUBI with Walnut Legs. Playful, voluptuous and expertly crafted, the newly reimagined Croissant Collection from GUBI makes a powerful...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Steel

Leather 'Croissant' Sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for Gubi with Oak Legs
By Gubi, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Glendale, CA
Leather 'Croissant' sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for Gubi with oak Legs. Playful, voluptuous and expertly crafted, the newly reimagined Croissant collection from Gubi makes a powerful s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Steel

Customizable Gubi Flaneur Sofa Designed by Gamfratesi
By Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Product net weight Kg: 72 Gross Weight Kg: 77 Seating dimensions Dx Wx H: 100x180x75 Cm Seat height: 39 Cm Seat depth: 77 Cm Armrest height: 46 Cm Base leg thickness: Ø22 Cm F...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

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Textile

Customizable Gubi Bohemian 72 Lounge Chair Designed by Gabriella Crespi
By Gubi, Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Comprising a lounge chair, three-seater sofa, ottoman and floor lamp – all crafted from rattan – the Bohemian 72 Collection embodies Crespi’s ca...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

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Fabric, Rattan

Gubi 3-Seater Pacha Sofa with Armrests Designed by Pierre Paulin
By Pierre Paulin, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Price listed for the starting fabric category A. Legendary French designer Pierre Paulin originally designed the Pacha Lounge Chair in 1975. Paulin designed the chair in harmony wit...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

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Textile

Customizable Gubi CDC.2 Sofa, Fully Upholstered Designed by Carlo de Carli
By Gubi
Located in New York, NY
CDC.2 Sofa was designed by Carlo De Carli in 1954 and features the elegantly minimalist design style, typical of the era. The CDC.2 Sofa meets the ground in a graceful and slender wa...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

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Textile

Customizable Gubi 2-Seater Pacha Outdoor Sofa by Pierre Paulin
By Gubi, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
Price listed for the starting fabric category A. Legendary French designer Pierre Paulin originally designed the Pacha Lounge Chair in 1975. Paulin designed the chair in harmony wit...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

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Textile

Customizable Gubi Croissant Sofa Designed by Illum Wikkelsø
By Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Playful, voluptuous and sublimely crafted, the newly reimagined Croissant Sofa makes a powerful statement in any interior setting and an heirloom to tr...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

Materials

Textile

Gubi 3-Seater Pacha Sofa Designed by Pierre Paulin
By Gubi, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
Price listed for the starting fabric category A. Legendary French designer Pierre Paulin originally designed the Pacha Lounge Chair in 1975. Paulin designed the chair in harmony wit...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

Materials

Textile

Customizable Gubi Stay Sofa by Space Copenhagen
By Space Copenhagen, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Stay here, stay with me, stay relaxed, stay and read...The Stay Sofa has a sculptural and organic shape that, besides giving a contemporary look, also embrac...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

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Textile

Gubi 2-Seater Pacha Sofa with Armrests Designed by Pierre Paulin
By Pierre Paulin, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Price listed for the starting fabric category A. Legendary French designer Pierre Paulin originally designed the Pacha Lounge Chair in 1975. Paulin designed the chair in harmony wit...
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2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

Materials

Textile

Customizable Gubi Stay Sofa by Space Copenhagen
By Gubi, Space Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Stay here, stay with me, stay relaxed, stay and read...The Stay Sofa has a sculptural and organic shape that, besides giving a contemporary look, also embrac...
Category

2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

Materials

Textile

Customizable Gubi Stay Sofa by Space Copenhagen
By Space Copenhagen, Gubi
Located in New York, NY
Stay here, stay with me, stay relaxed, stay and read...The Stay Sofa has a sculptural and organic shape that, besides giving a contemporary look, also embrac...
Category

2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

Materials

Textile

Customizable Gubi Stay Sofa by Space Copenhagen
By Gubi, Space Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Stay here, stay with me, stay relaxed, stay and read. The Stay Sofa has a sculptural and organic shape that, besides giving a contemporary look, also embrace...
Category

2010s Danish Gubi Sofas

Materials

Textile

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, Medium with Brass Legs
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish Pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for being representative of her background in Scandinavian design. The timeless sofa series has a sleek, feminine and light expression that is supported with elegant slender legs, which is a true signature for Greta M. Grossman’s designs. The extended Modern Line sofa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, Medium with Black Semi Matte Legs
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line Collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for being representative of her background in Scandinavian design. The timeless sofa series has a sleek, feminine and light expression that is supported with elegant slender legs, which is a true signature for Greta M. Grossman’s designs. The extended Modern Line Sofa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, Small with Brass Legs
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line Collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for being representative of her background in Scandinavian design. The timeless sofa series has a sleek, feminine and light expression that is supported with elegant slender legs, which is a true signature for Greta M. Grossman’s designs. The extended Modern Line Sofa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Brass

Beetle Sofa, Conic Base, Fully Upholstered with Semi-Matte Brass Legs
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Taking its inspiration from the beetle lounge chair, the elongated beetle sofa has a rounded, protective outer shell combined with a soft inside, just like...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Brass

Beetle Sofa, Conic Base, Fully Upholstered with Matte Black Chrome Legs
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Taking its inspiration from the Beetle lounge chair, the elongated Beetle sofa has a rounded, protective outer shell combined with a soft inside – just lik...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

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Chrome

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, Large with Semi Matte Black Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish Pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for bein...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Beetle Sofa, Conic Base, Fully Upholstered with Black Chrome Legs
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Taking its inspiration from the beetle lounge chair, the elongated beetle sofa has a rounded, protective outer shell combined with a soft inside, just like...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Fully Upholstered, Medium, Semi Matte Black Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Modern Line sofa was designed in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and was praised in pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, Small with Black Semi Matte Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for bein...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Fully Upholstered, Small
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Modern Line sofa was designed in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and was praised in pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, Large with Brass Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish Pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for being representative of her background in Scandinavian design. The timeless sofa series has a sleek, feminine and light expression that is supported with elegant slender legs, which is a true signature for Greta M. Grossman’s designs. The extended Modern Line sofa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Fully Upholstered, Medium, Brass Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Modern Line sofa was designed in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and was praised in pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, X-Large with Semi Matte Black Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line Collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for bein...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Fully Upholstered, Large, Semi Matte Black Legs
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Modern Line sofa was designed in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and was praised in pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Dining Height, X-Large with Brass Legs
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Modern Line collection was designed in 1949 by the Swedish pioneer Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and praised for being representative of her background in Scandinavian design. The timeless sofa series has a sleek, feminine and light expression that is supported with elegant slender legs, which is a true signature for Greta M. Grossman’s designs. The extended Modern Line sofa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modern Line Sofa, Fully Upholstered, Large, Brass Legs
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Modern Line Sofa was designed in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and was praised in pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Gubi Sofas

Materials

Brass

Gubi sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Gubi sofas 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 sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sofas by Gubi were created in the mid-century modern style in scandinavia during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Kvadrat, Fritz Hansen, and Raf Simons. Prices for Gubi sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $4,999 and can go as high as $15,999, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,477.

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