Gubi was founded in 1967 by Jacob and Sebastian’s parents, Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. They initially focused on producing Olsen’s furniture designs and selling textiles to the retail sector. Eager to make their own mark, the sons opened a concept store and introduced fashion into the equation. In fact, they were amongst the first to import Prada and Helmut Lang to Denmark, returning their focus back to the family business in 2001.Read More
Since then, Gubi has transposed the original creative vision into a contemporary context, putting them on the map as a global player on the design scene. In an ever-changing international landscape, it takes an enormous amount of drive and determination to keep chasing icons. It’s that type of endless energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit which has catapulted Gubi into an iconic status all its own.
Chasing forgotten icons has led Gubi to the re-launch of designs from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Originally created by artists, sculptors, designers and architects from France, Italy, England, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Germany, Japan and elsewhere. Talented professionals whose work has been featured at MoMA in New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, London’s Design Museum, the National Museum in Stockholm and the Arktikum Museum in Finland, among others. Each piece is exquisite in its own right with a story to tell, capturing a fleeting moment in history which remains relevant to this day. A perfect example is Bestlite, a series of Bauhaus-influenced lamps first produced in 1930 by British designer Robert Dudley Best. (Winston Churchill is one of several highly esteemed owners.) We spotted a Bestlite lamp in 1989 and resurrected this beloved icon of last century as part of a stunning 13-piece collection re-launched worldwide.
Aoyama, a neighborhood in Tokyo known for its fashion houses, restaurants and shopping and is where the Danish-French designer Paul Leroy found inspiration for his Aoyama Table series. The nearly transparent base column in laser-cut steel plate, giving the table it's visual lightness and characteristic traits, supports the round table top of either a dining table or lounge table in a range of sizes. The Aoyama Table is a simple, functional, multi-purpose design that can be used alone or in conjunction with additional tables.
aoyama dining table 120: 28.7" h | top: 47.2" dia. | base: 18.1" dia.
aoyama dining table 130: 28.7" h | top: 51.2" dia. | base: 23.2" dia.
aoyama dining table 150: 28.7" h | top: 59" dia. | base: 23.2" dia.
Aoyama comes in a lounge, dining, bar and rectangular table options in various sizes. The table top comes in laminate, black stained ash or soft-coated black. The chamfered edge and bottom of the table top is painted with the same finish as the table top. The table column is available in black, white or chromed laser cut steel plate.