The Turbo pendant by Gubi was inspired in the lightness of the Japanese rice paper lamp but in a more durable and sturdy version. The outer curve of the Turbo lamp is made of 12 similar aluminium spiral lamellae that form a flower-like globe that shields the light of the bulb, and the vertical lamellae keep gathering of dust to a minimum.
The Gubi Turbo Pendant was designed by Louis Weisdorf: "It illustrates design at its best: it is simple in form, yet complex in structure and combines a sense of airiness and strength in a beautiful sculptural whole."
Large: Ø62 cms
Cord length 5 m
Designer info: Design is deep in our DNA
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.