GUBI is a design house renowned for designing, developing and marketing a daring and elegant collection of furniture, lighting and interior objects that resonates across the globe. Its signature pieces evoke emotion and tell meaningful stories that make them both timeless and enduring. GUBI brings forgotten icons of the past together with tomorrow’s classics. The result is a visionary collection that spans almost 100 years of history and is sold all over the world.
Iconic designer Pierre Paulin’s vision was to create a sensation of ‘sitting on clouds’. A little ahead of its time in 1975, the modular Pacha Collection is finally coming into its own today as GUBI reissues this timeless and characterful collection.
The first sketches that Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) drew for what was to become the Pacha Collection were simple pencil outlines that resembled illustrative clouds. One of those sketches went on to become the Pacha Lounge Chair that he designed for Mobilier International (a former French company) in 1975. Reputedly an evolution of his Blublub Collection for Artifort three years previously, the design was the result of extensive research into the notion of comfort.
GASCOIN DINING COLLECTION
French designer Marcel Gascoin (1907-1986) was one of the leading furniture designers of the post-war era. Gascoin prioritized simple functionality, executed with meticulous attention to detail.GUBI reintroduces a GASCOIN dining collection, including 5 versions of the C-Chairs and 2 new tables: the B-Table and the S-Table. The pieces offer a coherent and responsive dining solution enabling the 2 tables to be mixed and matched with the C-chair editions and the Trèfle Stool.
THE FLANEUR COLLECTION
Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi has reimagined the nineteenth-century English roll-arm sofa, known for its undulating profile, taut upholstery, deep seats and low rolled arms.
Adding a timeless Scandinavian simplicity to this enduring typology with straighter lines and clearer geometry, combined with the Italian aesthetic evident in its indulgent seat, they have created the Flaneur, a modular sofa that invites complete relaxation in any setting, in line with the sense of carefree curiosity that its name evokes.
THE SEJOUR LOUNGE CHAIR
Inspired by a contemporary take on the midcentury Scandinavian design tradition, the Sejour Lounge Chair by GamFratesi has a soft, rounded backrest enveloping its solid, welcoming seat. It offers tremendous comfort and an invitation to stay awhile, as its name suggests. The curve of the back supports a restful sitting position even over long periods of time.