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words from the ceo words from the ceo words from the ceo it is not easy this process of launching new furniture the procedure is almost identical whether we are uncovering design icons from the past or creating a totally new design ­development takes considerable time involving many different tasks and a hardworking work force to undertake them from the very beginning of a project to its completion there are more than 100 tasks large and small that all have to come together so without an untiring personnel it would be impossible and i am very pleased with their hard work we are surrounded by designs that are fighting an increasingly tough battle to gain our attention but in between all the things that are similar and all the things we don t really take notice of there are some that really stand out those designs that are fascinating über cool that win our attention and simultaneously manage to preserve our fascination over time designs that will eventually become truly iconic

the grossman collection the grossman collection the man who recently co-curated the exhibition greta magnusson grossman a car and some shorts for the arkitekturmuseet in stockholm interview with gallery owner evan snyderman q how did you come across grossman s products e.s i had been an admirer of grossman s work for a few years because of its unique scale construction and the use of asymmetrical lines however what really sparked my interest was the fact that virtually no-one not design historians collectors or dealers seemed to know anything about her no-one could even say for certain if she were still alive there were no books to refer to and short of a brief listing here or there you could find no documentation so i decided to dig much deeper it was around 1999 when i first visited julius shulman in his studio and discovered that he had photographed many of her pieces that was the big break i needed q what do you think is characteristic about the grossman lamps e.s to my

the matégot collection gubi design icons color variations kangourou coffee table dedal bookcase nagasaki stool facts born and raised in hungary mathieu matégot 1910-2001 completed his art studies in budapest in 1931 he moved to france and began working there as a stage designer and architect immediately after world war ii during which he volunteered in the french army was subsequently captured and not released until 1944 matégot opened his own furniture atelier in paris his interiors during the `50s for tit melin airport in morocco and for the parisian restaurant la saladière attracted a great deal of attention for a decade matégot created various design classics but ended his career as a furniture designer in 1959 and henceforth devoted himself to the design of tapestries for which he won international acclaim color variations color variations gubi design icons page 16 gubi design icons page

the pedrera collection gubi design icons ana color variations gaudi´s chimneys la pedrera casa milÁ by antoni gaudi designer barba corsini barba corsini barba corsini was a recognized functionalist architect 1916-2008 he was born in tarragona and graduated from the school of architecture in barcelona in 1943 corsini was best known for his interior designs which were multidimensional and combined different colours materials and textures corsini was strongly inspired by german architect mies van der rohe and american architect frank lloyd wright he also had a great affinity to finnish architecture which he interpreted as some of the finest in europe because of the powerful simplicity of its craft in 1954 barba corsini was honoured with the diploma in urban planning and in 1965 he received a doctorate for several years he taught the graduating class at the school of architecture in barcelona corsini went on to win further scholarships and international praise for his

the gubi collection the gubi collection vision determination and courage are essential ingredients in gubi s recipe for success the family who established this company more than forty years ago has now established a creative platform for the development of innovative functional design with global market appeal this did not happen without striking a strategic economic blow but the ability to create new concepts and the courage to swim against the tide has brought gubi back to the forefront of the danish design world with this new foundation firmly in place strategy is now focused on the development of unique design icons about gubi text allan torp photo bjarke johansen the ability to develop design icons and of course to uncover them runs in the gubi family dna an eagle eye together with a healthy dollop of obstinacy and the courage to follow through an idea has been passed down from lisbeth and gubi olsen to their sons jacob and sebastian gubi who today are responsible for

the semi collection functionalism at its best text allan torp photo thomas ibsen the two friends and students of architecture torsten thorup 1944 and claus bonderup 1943 sat at opposite ends of the country and sent drawings and ideas back and forth one night in 1968 they had it a pendant inspired by geometric shapes and shaped like two quarter circles which are put together the lamp was named `semi was submitted to a competition and won for its unique design the pendant had with its light and timeless design great success in the 1980s and was indeed the best-selling danish design the timeless and elegant `semi is world famous for the archshaped enamelled metal and comes in five colors and three sizes between 50 semi lights in the gubi showroom we sat down claus bonderup for an interview about the design inspiration and what effect it has on a designer when his design is still hanging in many homes world wide fourty years after it was first designed gubi design icons page

the quistgaard safari chair the quistgaard safari chair uncovered quistgaard text allan torp stig guldberg photo bjarke johansen outside his own country jens quistgaard is one of the most well-known danish postwar designers surprisingly within denmark his name is less familiar yet his designs can be found in virtually all danish homes most popular is his cookware following a surge of interest in his 1950 s kobenstyle design his innovative can opener with its organic stainless steel piercer is a forerunner of the classic user-friendly style we use today and has become a collector s item we have asked stig guldberg associate professor and documentarist filmmaker to find 8 other things you probably did not know about jens quistgaard gubi design icons page 38 gubi design icons page

the bestlite collection the bestlite collection bestlite was designed in 1930 and winston churchill is numbered amongst its most famous users churchill s bestlite lamp sat on his desk in the air-raid shelter underneath whitehall where he would have conducted many crucial meetings about strategy during the blitz the real bestlite story text allan torp photo bjarke johansen casper sejrsen bestlite was designed by robert dudley best heir to the largest lighting manufacturing company in the world and was first produced at the end of the revolutionary bauhaus period function and simplicity were central to the bauhaus school of thought which disregarded conventional distinctions between industrial mass production and fine art the incoming nazi party portrayed the bauhaus movement as a front for communists and social liberals and in response to political pressure the bauhaus school was closed in 1933 as a result many of its supporters including mies van der rohe moved to the united

the masculo collection the masculo collection gamfratesi two design traditions text allan torp photo stine gam enrico fratesi when design expects are asked to point on who that will be our times arne jacobsen and hans wegner many say the design duo gamfratesi and the design duo consisting of danish stine gam and italian enrico fratesi have also received a number of awards and recognitions for their furniture gam and fratesi belong to the latest generation of furniture designers and represent a new idea of the meeting between danish and international design tradition more of their furniture is playing with contours of design icons designed by hans j wegner and arne jacobsen but casts an entirely new light on familiar forms by adding new proportions materials and constructions the duo comes from two countries that for decades have diveded the design world into two camps those who swear to the italian design and those who think that arne jacobsen and verner panton are just the best

form follows function that has been misunderstood form and function should be one joined in a spiritual union frank lloyd