With a relaxed incline and paddle-shaped armrests, together with its woven seat which widens at the front, Gubi resurrects a little-known gem from post-war French designer Marcel Gascoin in an alfresco version. First appearing in 1949 but never produced at scale, F-Chair combines a hardwearing and naturally durable teak frame with a harmonious interlocking of the armrests, rear legs and backrest that takes a particularly high level of craftsmanship along with a weatherproof woven-cord seat inspired by the designer’s nautical upbringing. Teak makes the perfect material choice with its naturally high oil content that allows it to stay in fantastic condition in even the harshest of climates, developing a beautiful silvery patina over time.
- 31.9" h x 33.9" w x 28" d (81x86x71cm)
- Seat height: 15" (38cm)
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.”