‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ mirror by Jacques Adnet
Following the last year’s release of the beautiful ‘Adnet Circulaire’, the Danish manufacturer Gubi has just launched the second mirror by the late French Modernist designer Jacques Adnet which will be available to purchase at the end of November. Originally conceived in collaboration with the French luxury fashion house Hermès in 1950s, the ‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ model also features a full-grain leather rim while the ‘Circulaire’s’ equestrian buckles have been replaced by square, oxidised brass studs, a frequent feature in Hermès’ accessory collections. Both of the models come in various sizes and with either tan or black leather detailing. (more…)
Detail of a desk from the '62-series' by Greta Grossman, recently reissued by Gubi
Following last year’s relaunch of the iconic, modernist ‘Grasshopper’ lamp, in 2012 Danish furniture and lighting brand Gubi revived not one but further four elegant, Mid-Century modern classics created by the acclaimed designer and architect, Greta Grossman. Relaunched at this year’s edition of Stockholm Furniture Fair, the ’62-series’ wasn’t designed in 1962, as its name may suggest, but more than half a century ago, in 1952, with the number wittily indicating that the pieces were ten years ahead of their time. Characterised by the use of contrasting colours and materials such as; natural American walnut, glossy black laminate and powder-coated metal, the four-piece furniture collection comprises a desk and three chests of drawers in varying sizes, all of which will be available from autumn 2012.
Watch ‘Greta Grossman – A Pioneer Female Designer’ documentary at the end of this post.
‘Grasshopper’ floor lamp by Greta Grossman reissued by Gubi
Danish furniture and lighting manufacturer Gubi has reissued this famous modernist ‘Grasshopper’ floor lamp designed in 1947 by the Swedish-born architect and designer Greta Grossman. The slender, elegantly curved steel-and-aluminium lamp maintains most of its original features and has been re-relased in five muted shades such as anthracite grey, warm grey, blue-grey, jet black and vintage red. (more…)
'Nagasaki' chair by Mathieu Matégot for Gubi
The Danish manufactruer Gubi launched at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair a re-edition of the ‘Nagasaki’ chair and ‘Kangourou’ coffee table designed in the 1950s by the Hungarian designer Mathieu Matégot. Both pieces are composed of a light metal frame covered with perforated sheet metal.
'Perdrera' by Barba Corsini
The Danish furniture and lighting manufacturer Gubi re-edited this modernist lamp designed by the Spanish architect Barba Corsini (1916-2008) in three different versions.
'Pedrera' by Braba Corsini for Gubi
In 1955, the property company behind Gaudi’s famous building La Pedrera in Barcelona wanted to convert the attics, which were primarily used for storage, into flats. The company therefore contacted the Spanish architect Barba Corsini.
Corsini designed 13 individual flats, numbered 1-14 due to superstition. The assignment also entailed designing lamps and furniture to complete the overall architectural experience of the flats.
Corsini found his inspiration for the lamps’ cylindrical shape and holes in Gaudi’s chimneys, and achieved great international recognition for his architecture and design for La Pedrera.
'Pedrera' floor lamp by Barba Corsini
Colours: white, black
Measurement: H: 112 cm Ø: 39 cm
Table and pendant lamp:
Colours: nickel, black, orange, white and light blue
Measurement: H: 34 cm Ø: 13 cm
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