The Private Collection
By Space Copenhagen
Playing with notions of public and private, visible and obscured, open and closed, the Private Collection by Space Copenhagen forms the most comprehensive line of storage and display furniture in the GUBI Collection. With the addition of this typology, GUBI has further extended its distinctive aesthetic throughout the home, enabling bespoke curations of personal narratives by showcasing the things that signal our identities.
Private Side Table
The Private Collection is a dedicated exercise in clean lines, symmetry and tonal restraint – calm and composed, but undeniably generous in its expression. The visual simplicity and careful balance of dimensions and materials enable each piece to feature in any room of the home and to fit seamlessly into a range of different interior styles.
“For the Private Collection, we found inspiration in the beauty of vintage Japanese storage and display furniture – in fact, the defining detail for each piece is a Japanese wood joint. We searched for a simple, strong and recognizable design language focusing on high quality, beautiful materials and refined, elegant details.” SPACE COPENHAGEN
Simplicity and craftsmanship
Ever since the likes of Charlotte Perriand and Hans J. Wegner drew on Asian design traditions to help define the mid-century aesthetic, Japanese craft has become a touchstone for modern and contemporary style. The Private Collection is no exception. Space Copenhagen looked to the simplicity and craftsmanship of antique Japanese furniture for inspiration, even incorporating visual hallmarks of Japanese wood joinery into the collection as a defining design detail.
Each piece is supported by two vertical tapered legs with a horizontal wooden beam wedging them in place.
The understated design concept highlights Space Copenhagen’s material choice of a dark and light oak veneer combined with antique brass. Explore all light oak variants below.
The simplicity of form emphasizes traditional cabinetry techniques and craftsmanship, such as grain-matched veneers.
Frame your life: display and store the objects you love
Each piece in the collection is motivated by Space Copenhagen’s repeated experience of having to source vintage pieces or custom-make display and storage solutions for their interior projects. The Private Collection addresses this lack of beautiful, modern and functional cabinets, chests of drawers, dressers, consoles and side tables.
“The vitrine is a personal favorite typology that I have always wanted in the GUBI Collection. Using materials that balance practicality with textural richness, Space Copenhagen’s interpretation is understated and elegant and will perfectly frame the objects its owners can display in their homes. I’m delighted to introduce this new typology to the collection, enabling GUBI to embrace the entire home interior further than ever before.”
JACOB GUBI, OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GUBI
Detail study of the Private Collection by Space Copenhagen