This weeks post comes directly from Copenhagen by guest contributor Angela Ferguson.

The Gubi showroom is in the Freeport area of Copenhagen, located in a huge warehouse space of around 2000m2. Everything about the showroom is striking, from the large full scale windows with views out over the harbour, the beautiful wide plank timber floors, the elegant but spare graphics, the elevated timber boxes that serve as meeting rooms - even the staff toilets are divine. And of course there is the product itself.

The furniture in the showroom is predominantly black, which also adds impact. It means the furniture is the focus, and it also emphasizes the simplicity of the designs. The Gubi chair can be either upholstered or left ‘raw’, and it then has a number of different bases. Each base gives the chair a completely different look and function and it means the designer can essentially custom design their own chair.

Other products include storage, workstations, desks, meeting tables, training tables and a room divider. The collection also includes the Bestlite range of pendants, floor and table lamps, a Bahuas inspired light fitting designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930 and still an iconic design piece today.

Gubi’s meeting table base is inspired by Hertzog and De Meuron’s Prada building in Aoyama, Tokyo and there is also a new bar stool called A3 that is incredibly comfortable and can be sat on forwards or sidewards.

Gubi also experiment with new materials, from a recycled PET product that is similar to felt once re-engineered, to a rubber table top and a sustainable 3D veneer product that used three times less material than usual. Gubi are all about innovation, not just in design but also in their use of new materials, and their products are fast becoming an essential component in many of the best designed projects around the world.

Thanks Fergs, hope you guys are having fun!