Danish architect Stine Gam and her Italian counterpart Enrico Fratesi at their Copenhagen studio draw from ancient monoliths like Greek temples and Rome’s Colosseum as well as ‘70s modernism for a superb dining table rendered in luxe stone. Epic, living up to its name, is fashioned in Italy from a choice of 2 shades of travertine, each displaying the natural beauty of its unique veining and prized patina. The table combines two classical geometric shapes, the circle as the tabletop and the hexagon pillar base, for an unforgettable addition to a dining space, residential or public. Attachments
29.1" h x 51.2" dia (73.9x130cm)
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.”