Evoking the shimmer of light on the water, Space Copenhagen adapts its mouth-blown Seine series as a dimmable table lamp . The grooved glass dome, affixed by four metal arms to a hand-finished base in antique brass, is made by blowing the molten material into a mold, lending a texture that softens illumination from the LED bulb housed in a spherical frosted-glass diffuser. The lamp comes in a choice of either smoke, a lightly tinted translucent glass which reveals the inner structure of the lamp, or coral, with the interior of the shade sand-blasted to create a clouded effect.
- Lamp height: 10.3" (26.2cm)
- 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.”