With a frosted, mouth-blown glass shade just like the ‘70s original, Gubi recasts Obello as a go-anywhere portable powered by a dimmable LED light source. Moving easily between inside and out, the table lamp creates a cozy atmosphere as the sun starts to set and, with up to 40 hours of light per charge, will last well into the night. Designer Bill Curry’s creation with its iconic mushroom shape was derived from inspirations as diverse as the atomic age, space race and the emerging pop culture of his native Los Angeles.
- 9.4" h x 8.7" dia (24x22cm)
- Cord length: 39.4" (100cm)
- Integrated LED
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.”