Gubi Olsen Obituary, Death – One of the people who had the most significant impact on the development of Danish design was Gubi Olsen. Because he was also the esteemed founder of GUBI, the news of his demise has left all of us here at GUBI feeling very upset. He was also a very kind and generous person. Even though he had technically retired from the sector quite a few years ago, he continued to keep a close contact with the company and was a frequent visitor to the GUBI headquarters.
This was despite the fact that he had ceased working in the industry quite a few years earlier. The loss of him will create a void in each and every one of our hearts that cannot be filled. Gubi, who was born Bjarke Gudmond Olsen in 1947, was a longtime supporter of Danish design and craftsmanship in addition to having a brilliant creative mind. He passed away in 2002.
He was responsible for a number of well-known pieces of postmodern design, one of which, the Grand Piano sofa, is considered to be among the most celebrated of these items. Together with his future wife, Lisbeth, he established GUBI in 1967, when he was only 20 years old. He instilled in the company the spirit of adventure, curiosity, and creativity that has remained a hallmark of who we are to this day.
Gubi, who was 76 years old, passed away this past Wednesday after a very short battle with illness. In spite of the fact that we are going to miss him very much, we consider it an incredible pleasure to be able to carry on his name and his legacy.