Quintessentially midcentury, Mathieu Matégot's tea trolley is fashioned with his signature "Rigitulle" technique combining perforated metal with pliant metal tubing. Adorned with dual trays—the upper available in the different colors and the lower in black—and the inset newspaper holder testifies to the material's flexible nature. The lightness in appearance belies the sturdiness of the curved metal-tubing frame, while the rotating casters are poised to whisk the cart anywhere it's desired.
28.25" h x 27.75" w x 22.5" d (72x70.5x57.5cm)
Top color options: Black, Rainy Grey, Dusty Green, Rose, Sand, White
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.”