Design Icons: Gubi
Gubi finds forgotten design of days gone by to create stunning collections that inspire. Searching through artwork from the ‘30s to the ‘70s, Gubi reimagines the work of the artists, designers, architects, and sculptors of Europe and Japan. Gubi’s homage to these timeless designs fit perfectly in the modern home.
One of Gubi's design icons is Greta Grossman. After becoming the first female to graduate from the Stockholm School of Industrial Design, Grossman made waves in Sweden as a talented designer in the male-dominated field of architecture and furniture making. During World War II, Grossman and her husband fled to the United States and opened her own studio on Rodeo Drive and quickly became prominent in the Californian Design Movement. Her influential designs still have a presence today because they feature the very elements of good design: simple lines and effortless functionality, tempered by a dose of personality.
One of the pieces we are most excited to carry is her Grashoppa Lamp. The precise lines are as beautiful as they are functional, juxtaposing an organic form with clean, modern design.
Another design icon we are pleased to offer is the P2 Pedrera floor lamp. Originally designed for Gaudi’s Casa Mila in the 1950s, The P2 Pedrera lamp shows a “powerful simplicity” thoroughly seen in Corsini’s work, which embodied the idea of classic designs and perfectly manufactured pieces for the “common man.” The designs are as beautiful today as they were in the original Pedrera residences and will be a welcome edition to your space.