With its utilitarian-chic, black-steel framework and a trio of wood finishes, Gubi's 2D extends the innovative use of molded veneer. Via ground-breaking technology, the thickness of the veneer is half that normally used, for a sleeker and lither profile without sacrificing durability. Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen of Copenhagen-based Komplot Design have evolved their take on stylish and long-comfortable seating in this unfussy and highly versatile option for both residential and contract interiors.
31.5" h x 18.5" w x 21.75" d (80x47x55cm)
Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
Molded wood veneer, 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.”