PD2 was literally rescued from the dustbin of history. First designed in 1955 by architect Barba Corsini as part of the remodeling of Barcelona's famed La Pedrera, the lamp's base is inspired by the building's vaulted ceilings while the cylindrical shape of the chimney finds expression in the perforated lampshade.
However, in 1991, La Pedrera was restored to its original Gaudí decor and Corsini's furnishings were thrown away, only to be rescued from the trash by noted gallerist Joaquim Ruiz Millet, who later worked with Corsini to revive his work. Now produced by Copenhagen's Gubi, the lamp is available in either black or white to attract a whole new generation of grateful devotees.
- 44.5" h x 15.25" dia (113x39cm)
- Cord length: 118" (300cm)
- Contact us for UL details
- Bulb not included
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.”