I came across this sofa (below) yesterday, and it literally took my breath away! That is my dream sofa - the incredible shape and form, and the gorgeous grey velvet... yum! It's called Grand Piano Sofa/Chaise Longue and is by Scandinavian company, Gubi.
Gubi is a family business run by brothers, Jacob and Sebastian Olsen. It was founded in 1967 by the boys' parents, Gubi and Lisbeth. The dynamic company has made a name for itself in the international design arena. They have a passion for discovering overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making. The result is an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting and accessories that blur the line between the past and the future. It's the simple, arresting shapes that I love. Each piece is so sculptural, so aesthetically beautiful!
Another example of the brothers' talent for spotting a diamond in the rough... they chose an old tobacco factory in Copenhagen's docklands to turn into their modern, expansive showroom loft. The rough surroundings outside make a sunning contrast to the style and luxury inside the showroom. Other firms working in architecture and design have since followed Gubi's lead and joined them in the area. Now, who wants to fill a container with Gubi products and bring it over to New Zealand for me?