Referencing architectural and maritime inspiration, Gubi’s Milan-based design studio essays an outdoor coffee table to complement the life alfresco. A tabletop of rhythmic, repeating solid-teak slats enclosed by a frame made from the same slats lends a calm composure that lives up to its mood-setting name Atmosfera. Mitered table legs create an inverted L-shape, rising slightly above the surface on each corner with a rounded edge that adds additional finesse, all rendered in certified sustainable, farmed plantation teak; table shipped flat-packed for eco-efficient transport.
14" h x 44.5" w x 39.4" d (35.5x113x100cm)
Design is an unceasing continuum, believes this Danish house, now owned by a second generation. Owner and creative director Jacob Gubi Olsen inherited the helm from his parents Gubi and Lisbeth Larson, who founded the business to showcase their postmodern furniture. Under Jacob’s watch, Gubi added a global focus to its roots in Copenhagen, with a cosmopolitan array of furniture, lighting and interior objects.
Alongside 20th Century icons such as Robert Dudley Best and Greta Magnusson-Grossman, the design house has championed a new wave of design studios including GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen and OeO Studio. “I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003. I felt they had something in common,” says Jacobs. “Iconic appearance, functional design, high quality, aesthetic design language and adaptable for many different kinds of interiors. I took these values as a guideline for any new designs added to the collection ever since.”