An unaffected elegance marks the beautifully crafted wood version of the 3D Lounge Chair from designers Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen. With base and matching molded seat in natural oak, American walnut or black-stained birch, their revamp of the shell chair for Gubi is also a modern marvel in ultra-thin veneer that expresses both absolute comfort and a sense of lightness. Set lower and with wider proportions, the lounge is a variation on the original 3D, recognized by New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for its astute design.
27" h x 26.25" w x 24.5" d (69x67x62cm)
Seat height: 15.75" (40cm)
Oak, American walnut or black stained beech
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.”