Harkening back to the Scandinavian heyday of 1970's lightning design, bell-shaped Ronde has a chameleon-like utility. Line up a few in the kitchen, place the smallest one on each side of the bed or use the larger model above the dining table. Though mostly directed downward, light also spreads out from the open top of the shade to cast atmospheric illumination all around. In hand-turned aluminum finished with an ultra-matte lacquer that resembles the look of ceramics.
- Small: 9.4" h x 7.9" dia (24x20cm)
- Large: 11" h x 15.8" dia (28x40cm)
- Canopy: 2.4" h x 3.9" dia (6x10cm)
- Cord length: 196.9" (500cm)
- UL listed
- 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.”