With an iconic silhouette derived from multiple rounded metal shades, Louis Weisdorf's circa-1972 Multi-Lite makes for an standout floor lamp. With repetition of a single element as a constant theme, the designer focused on both form and function in the golden era of Danish style. The rotating metal shades attached to the brass framework can be aimed up or down—or in combination—to direct the light as desired. Weisdorf's equal emphasis on utility assures that the eye is also shielded from direct bulb glare at all angles.
- 58.3" h x 14.2" dia (148x36cm)
- Cord length: 78.7" (200cm)
Chrome or brass
- UL listed
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.”