A sense of polished style characterizes the all-wood model of Gubi's 2D molded chair. Copenhagen-based Komplot's designers Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen deliver an ever more streamlined version of the classic seating with its ergonomically inclined comfort built right in, Owing to advances in woodworking technology, the seat in molded veneer has a thickness of half that previously seen without losing any of its characteristic sturdiness or resilience. Reveling in the warmth and tactile nature of wood grain, this standout version is offered in natural oak, American walnut or blackened birch.
- 31.5" h x 21.75" w x 21.75" d (80x55x55cm)
- Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
Oak, birch or walnut
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.”