Topped with a lavishly plump cushioning, designer Gabriella Crespi's lounge chair has a generous 115 degree incline to encourage even deeper relaxation. From her jet-set Bohemian 72 collection, lengths of stacked cane are steamed and bent by hand to form the base of the seating in the naturalistic style she espoused, tinged with Eastern influences. Crespi's take on indoor-outdoor living — first conceived for her own Milan home — has been reproduced by Gubi from her original working drawings.
This collection can live outdoors, but only under a covered patio and protected from rain or wind.
- 35.4" h x 27.6" w x 41.3" d (90x70x105cm)
- Seat height: 16.9" (43cm)
- Group A: Hot madison reboot, Indianskop, Mica, Natte, Relate,Tempt, Udine
- Group B: Canvas, Eero Special FR, Flair Special FR, Gaja Classic, Harp, Lorkey, Plain, Remix
- Group C: Around Boucle, Belsuede FR, Hallingdal, Lupo Special Diagonal Boucle, Steelcut Trio
- Group D: Aurin, Chevron, Karakorum, Libera, Safire, Sunniva
- Group E: Svevo
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.”