Rooted in Scandinavia but with a distinctive global outlook, Gubi is a design brand that re-launches iconic designs from the 30s, 40s,50s, 60s and 70s while launching new designs in collaboration with fine designers and artists from all over Europe. Within the collection of the brand, we selected two lamps each with distinctive design and a great history. Oliver Schick‘s first design for Gubi is the Ronde pendant, a bell-shaped lamp which has references to heyday of 1970s lightning design. In a new interpretation by the Danish design company, Ronde has opening on the top with an overhanging collar that reminds of a jar such as a vase or an amphora. It looks ceramic, but it is made of hand-turned aluminum lamp shade with an ultra-matt lacquer. As for its light, it is mainly downwards directed and it is also spread out of the spout-like opening and casts a smooth light gradient at the wire and ceiling! Ronde comes in five gorgeous colors!
The Grossman Cobra lamp (above and below) was first launched in the 50s by Modernist designer Greta Grossman who won Good Design Award for this lamp which was subsequently exhibited at the Good Design Show at the Museum of Modern Art. The classic Cobra lamp takes its name from the shape of the oval shade, which is reminiscent of a Cobra’s neck. Available in both tabletop and floor lamp versions, Cobra comes in gorgeous tones of jet black, anthracite grey, blue grey, warm grey or vintage red and in a wall version in jet black or matt white.