Like the sun shining on a waterfall, the ceiling version of Space Copenhagen’s mouth-blown Seine series draws on the magical properties of glass to soften and transform the surrounding ambiance. Formed in geometric, clover-like contours, the shade is made by blowing the molten material into a mold, leaving it with a distinctive grooved imprint. Complemented by antique-brass fittings, the light is available in either a transparent smoke variant or a sandblasted coral that creates a clouded effect — both with a beauty and character that resonates whether the fixture is switched on or off.
- Lamp height: 8.3" (21.2cm)
- Shade: 7.1" h x 6.3" w (18x16cm)
- 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.”