Designer Joaquim Ruiz Millet's table lamp carries quite a history. It's an adaptation of legendary architect Barba Corsini's original floor lamp PD2, that he created for his remodeling of the prominent Antoni Gaudí landmark La Pedrera in Barcelona. Later, the 1955 renovation of the former laundry room and storage into apartments was torn down in the early '90s but Joaquim managed to save the original lamp and some other furnishings. Inspired by Corsini's powerful yet simple style, he created a smaller version of the light with the signature perforated lampshade, infused with an appreciative elegance and meticulous craftsmanship.
14" h x 7.25" dia (35.5x18.5cm)
Cord length: 78.75" (200cm)
Bulb: max 60W incandescent, E26 socket
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.”