Gubi • C-CHAIR
Solid oiled oak structure, with seat and back in paper cord. Designed by Marcel Gascoin, in 1947. Gubi Edition.
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W.41 x H.79 x D.53cm
Seat H. 46cm
Ready to deliver in 3 a 4 months
A fusion of industrial precision and intricate handwork, the C-Chair is Marcel Gascoin’s response to the necessity to fit into the new sizes of homes built at the end of World War II. The compact design and the slender footprint is a classic example of the designer’s purpose of combining functionality with aesthetics. An ideal and elegant solution making room for many people around the dinner table.
Cleverly designed with great attention to details, the C-Chair possesses an elegant shape yet sturdy construction rooted in a simple, minimal and strong design language. Characterised by voluminous and vigorous legs in robust and long-lasting wood, juxtaposed by an inviting seat in lighter material like cane or straw, the quality of this chair reveals itself through modern lines, sobriety and high-quality wooden workmanship.
French designer Marcel Gascoin (1907-1986) played a vital role in the reconstruction of his country, during the post-war housing crisis, working as an interior architect and designer for the French Ministry of Reconstruction and Urbanism, designing homes as well as the furniture to go inside them. He drew on his long-held love of wood, his childhood fascination with compact and efficient nautical interiors, and his training as an interior designer and cabinetmaker to create a new standard for furniture that was rational and utilitarian.
Forward-thinking for its time, and driven by a strong social conscience, Gascoin’s democratic design connected art and industry, bringing together clean aesthetics, efficient manufacturing processes and common sense to create some of the first modular and multifunctional furniture sets.
Today, Gascoin’s work is being re-discovered by collectors, curators and designers across the globe, all of whom admire his quietly revolutionary approach to design.
Gubi is a Copenhagen based design house renowned for designing, developing, and marketing a daring and elegant collection of furniture, lighting and interior objects that resonates across the globe. Its signature pieces evoke emotion and tell meaningful stories that make them both timeless and enduring. Gubi brings forgotten icons of the past together with tomorrow’s classics. The result is a visionary collection that spans almost 100 years of history and is sold all over the world.
Founded by his parents in 1967 – the year that the current owner and creative director, Jacob Gubi, was born – Gubi originally focused on producing the family’s own furniture designs and trading textiles within the retail sector. Over the years, Jacob Gubi’s creative vision and courageous intuition has led Gubi to its current position in the global design scene with a handpicked edit of high-quality furniture from all over the world and collaborations with both esteemed designers and archives and contemporary emerging talents.