Gubi Olsen (1947 – ) together with his wife, Lisbeth Olsen, founded GUBI A/S in 1967. From the outset, the company has been based upon product design and development. Over the years, the designer couple have created a large collection of upholstered furniture and a furniture fabric, called Holmens Klæde.
Gubi Olsen has always pushed the boundaries to explore new directions in design. Always with a global outlook he has created his own unique post-modernistic expression. The inspiration comes from the rich Danish tradition of craft and furniture production, mixed with historical and visual references such as, French cinema, Napoleon Bonaparte and a grand piano.
The Gubi Collection today counts a wide range of lounge and seating furniture, the Diva Daybed from 1982, the Grand Piano from 1986 and the Bonaparte series and Inuit, both from 1990.