Designers such as Italian visionary Gianfranco Frattini, who knew that the harmony of sculptural beauty and functional excellence demands the most precise engineering, is just one of the designers the Danish interior company GUBI honors. Learn more about the Danish company’s tribute to famous lamp designers.
When it comes to the success of a design, it is often the smallest things that matter the most. Great designers understand this. GUBI collaborates with a hand-picked global roster of visionary design studios to create icons for tomorrow. Inspired by the past, always looking to the future, GUBI makes and shares stories that resonate with design lovers around the world, inspiring moments, and memories to treasure.
GUBI’s pendants, wall, floor and table lamps provide interiors with a rich spectrum of forms, expressions and functions. Timeless classics and visionary new conceptions which impart a kind of dialogue between objects and the spaces surrounding them. Here’s a selection of lamps from GUBI’s 2023 fall collection.
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Gianfranco Frattini (1926 – 2004) was an Italian architect and designer. He is a member of the generation that created the Italian design movement in the late 1950s through the 1960s and is considered to have played a major role in shaping it.
Danish furniture designer Kristian Illum Wikkelsø (1919–1999) believed that furniture should be built to last, to indulge the body and to please the eye. He belonged to a group of designers who represented the Golden Age of Danish design during the 1950s and 1960s. With his clear design aesthetic and deep understanding of materials, he was one of the key protagonists to make Danish design style an international phenomenon.
The Danish designer Louis Weisdorf was born in 1932. He is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and started his career across all forms of design, from graphics to interiors to furniture.
One of his main projects was in 1961, working as the assistant designer to Simon Henningsen’s Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
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Paavo Tynell (1890–1973) was born in Helsinki 12 years after the invention of the domestic lightbulb – a time when Finland, like most of northern Europe, was yet to be electrified. Tynell came into the world at precisely the right time to become one of the pioneers of modern lighting; as the electric light spread across the world, so too did Tynell’s design visions. By the time he died in 1973, Tynell was known, fondly, as ‘the man who illuminated Finland’.
With an influence that far outshines their tiny footprint, GUBI’s lamps often become the defining ingredient of a room’s atmosphere and aesthetics. Sculptural masterpieces in their own right, the lamps complement, contrast, and illuminate the furniture they rest on.
A Danish Company’s Tribute to Famous Lamp Designers, written by Tor Kjolberg
Feature image (on top): Table lamp by Gianfranco Frattini (1926 – 2004).