Raised lightly in a swivel base, Pierre Paulin’s rounded ottoman gets an outdoor version to accompany Gubi’s alfresco take on the designer’s pioneering 1975 Pacha collection. As a footrest or spare seating, the curvaceous upholstered form features a specially developed membrane interlayer that is both water-resistant and breathable to ensure quick drying after exposure to rain. The base is made from moisture-resistant plywood and includes a full turning mechanism in stainless steel, bringing both creature comfort and utility to this enduring classic.
13.8" h x 28.3" w x 27.6" d (35x72x70cm)
Metal, fabric, leather
- Group A: Natte, Udine
- Group B: Lorkey
- Group D: Chevron, Libera
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.”