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Gubi Olsen

Gubi Olsen

Gubi Olsen (1947 - ) together with his wife, Lisbeth Olsen, founded GUBI A/S in 1967. From the outset, the company has been based upon product design and development. Over the years, the designer couple have created a large collection of upholstered furniture and a furniture fabric, called Holmens Klæde.

Gubi Olsen has always pushed the boundaries to explore new directions in design. Always with a global outlook he has created his own unique post-modernistic expression. The inspiration comes from the rich Danish tradition of craft and furniture production, mixed with historical and visual references such as, French cinema, Napoleon Bonaparte and a grand piano.

The Gubi Collection today counts a wide range of lounge and seating furniture, the Diva Daybed from 1982, the Grand Piano from 1986 and the Bonaparte series and Inuit, both from 1990.

 

The Gubi Olsen Collection

Postmodernism was a reaction to the functionality and formalism of Modernism and gave birth to the Postmodern architecture movement. Postmodernism in architecture is marked by non-orthogonal angles, the re-emergence of surface decoration and the expression of meaningful historical and stylistic references.

Gubi Olsen, founder of Gubi, has always pushed the boundaries to explore new directions in design. His starting point has been the rich Danish tradition of craft and furniture production, together with multiple historical references.

The Soft Collection, a range of furniture designed by Gubi Olsen from 1982 and upholstered in his own Holmens Klæde fabric is inspired by diverse references, such as French cinema, Napoleon Bonaparte and a grand piano.

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