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The famous Beetle bar chair by Gubi is now available with a polypropylene plastic shell, giving it a lighter expression with notable durability. The shape of the chair has strong references to the design duo Gam Fratesi's inspirational source; the insect world, more specific the world of beetles. The height of the bar chair contributes to its light expression, which makes it blend into any interior naturally and with grace. The wide range of colours and different bases make it possible to put your personal touch to the bar chair and create one of its kind.
Material: Laminated moulded veneer on seat and back. Black chrome base
Counter Chair: H 108 x W 49 x D 58 cm, Seat height: 65cm
Bar Chair: H 118 x W 49 x D 58 cm, Seat height: 75cm. Please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
The inspiration of the Beetle Chair Collection has been found in the insect world as GamFratesi has been looking closely at the anatomy and movement of the beetle: “The design of the chair reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetles’ sections: shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft inside”. The result is a chair that cunningly interprets the shell of this four-legged creature. The comfortable yet dynamic design makes this chair suitable for multiple environments whether it is in the home or the workplace.
Gubi was founded in 1967 by Jacob and Sebastian's parents, Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. They initially focused on producing Olsen's furniture designs and selling textiles to the retail sector. Eager to make their own mark, the sons opened a concept store and introduced fashion into the equation. In fact, they were amongst the first to import Prada and Helmut Lang to Denmark, returning their focus back to the family business in 2001.
Since then, they have transposed the original creative vision into a contemporary context, putting Gubi on the map as a global player on the design scene. In an ever-changing international landscape, it takes an enormous amount of drive and determination to keep chasing icons. It's that type of endless energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit which has catapulted Gubi into an iconic status all its own.