A rectangular steel sledge base (with the option for stacking) denotes this model of 3D Dining Chair from Denmark's Gubi. Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen of Copenhagen's Komplot Design offer their update of the molded shell seating in either ultra-slim wood veneer or injection-molded HiRek, a next-level, partially recycled plastic material.
Ergonomically shaped for long-sitting comfort and with its all edges pointing away from the user, the chair's lightness and subtle refinement has won wide recognition, including permanent placement in NYC's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
- 32.25" h x 20.5" w x 21" d (82x52x53.5cm)
- Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
HiRek or wood, steel
Plastic glides included, felt glides available upon request
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.”