Gubi Lighting

The Gubi Story

When brothers Jacob and Sebastian Gubi took over their parent’s furniture business in 2001, their voracious search and acquisition of iconic designs transformed Gubi in to the internationally recognized design house it is today. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Gubi is a purveyor of timeless and emerging lighting and furniture designs, many of which can be found in permanent collections around the world.

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Gubi has a wanderlust mentality when it comes to discovering new or forgotten designs. Self-proclaimed “treasure hunters”, Gubi prides themselves on exploring design aesthetics from within Scandinavia and around the world. The result is a collection of striking yet simple designs that follow the timeline of Modernism with historical and up-and-coming designers.

Why We Love Gubi Lighting

Gubi has a knack for discovering pieces (whether from the past or present) that are relevant for lighting modern interiors today. Many of the stories behind each collection have an inclination toward answering the needs of the modern home, with designs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s that Gubi has helped relaunch.

Fun Facts About Gubi

Recently, Gubi was a part of a project that transformed the “The Standard”, a 1937 building in the center of Copenhagen, in to three restaurants and a jazz club. Gubi filled the space with their lighting designs and furniture—including the Cobra Wall Sconce—creating a vibrant center of modern design and culture to the city.

Noteworthy Products from Gubi

Originally designed in 1930 by Robert Dudley Best of England, the Gubi Lighting Bestlite BL2 Table Lamp is a design influenced by the German Bauhaus school of thought. The superbly crafted structure exemplifies practicality with a smooth aluminum or brass shade that seamlessly joins with the curved stem, angling the task light for your needs. The iconic design is also known to be famously owned by Winston Churchill and traveled with him during wartime.

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