Reflecting an ongoing fascination for contrasts between surfaces, Space Copenhagen designs its first table collection for Gubi that includes a versatile small round variant lavishly topped with genuine marble. Moon juxtaposes a veneer oak column in a black stained, lacquered finish and the tabletop in the grey Emperador variety of the noble stone. Each surface reveals its one-of-a-kind patterning from years of natural formation, setting up an aesthetic dialog with the beveled wood surface of the pedestal base.
21.7" h x 23.6" dia (55x60cm)
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.”