An injection-molded polymer version that offers a range of neutral colors as well as bold accent shades fills out Danish maker Gubi's notable 3D series. It features an ergonomic shell seat and rounded proportions with all edges smoothly pointing away and comes in bar and counter heights with a 4-legged base with a footrest. Komplot Designs' seating is included in the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, but it is just as at home in private settings or restaurants.
- Bar: 34.6" h x 16.5" w x 17.7" d (88x42x45cm)
- Seat height: 29.5" (75cm)
- Counter: 30.7" h x 16.1" w x 17.7" d (78x41x45cm)
- Seat height: 25.6" (65cm)
Hirek, steel, glides
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.”