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Gubi | Desks

Gubi Olsen and his wife Lisbeth Olsen founded Gubi in 1967. The company has been based since the beginning on product design and development. Over the years, the two designers have created a large collection of upholstered furniture and a furniture fabric, called Holmens Klæde.

The Gubi family has now re-established a creative platform for the development of innovative, functional design with global market appeal, which has brought Gubi back to the forefront of the Danish design world. With this new foundation firmly in place, strategy is now focused on the development of unique design icons.

Since 1967, Gubi’s core philosophy has been to create timeless designs, with aesthetics, innovation, functionality and quality as guiding principles. Gubi’s many new designs are developed partly in cooperation with designers who have previously left their mark on Gubi products and partly in association with a number of new designers who, in turn, will add new stories to the Gubi saga.

Currently, Gubi is concentrating on building a classic collection of design icons from 1930 to the present. The collection covers both a wide geographical area and timeline, but the focus is always on the same core values, so there is a consistent theme running through the entire collection. Gubi’s classics include designs by Barba Corsini, Greta Magnusson Grossman and Mathieu Matégot.

This brand has collaborated with: Robert Dudley Best, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Komplot Design, Mathieu Matégot, Barba Corsini, Bonderup & Thorup, GamFratesi, Jacques Adnet, Louis Weisdorf, Oliver Schick, Space Copenhagen, Gio Ponti, Paavo Tynell, Pierre Paulin, Carlo De Carli, Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, Marcel Gascoin, OEO Studio, Bill Curry, Mathias Rasmussen, Tove Kindt-Larsen, Joaquim Ruiz Millet

Some popular Gubi products: Gubi dining chairs, Gubi chairs, Gubi lighting, Gubi mirrors, Gubi furniture, Gubi lounge chairs


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Designer office desks from Scandinavia – happy desk shopping!

Choosing the perfect office desk for your home is not always an easy task, and there are several essential factors to consider when shopping for your new desk. First, the desk should provide you with the best possible setting and comfort for whatever you'll be working with. Second, the desk should be made from high-quality materials and designed to last for decades of use. And last but definitely not least, the desk should be a joy to the eye and match the interior and style of your home.

We at Finnish Design Shop have curated a collection of designer desks from Scandinavia and beyond. We paid special attention to choosing office desks that combine a functionalist design and high technical quality with an aesthetically stunning appearance. Welcome to our Nordic office desk shop – we hope you enjoy desk shopping with us!

Designer desk for working from home

If you're working from home on a regular basis, a functional, well-designed computer desk is a must. Especially if you do full-time office work by your desk, you might want to opt for an adjustable desk that allows you to alter between sitting and standing. Our collection ranges from adjustable height desks with drawers to contemporary electric desks and minimalist standing desks by internationally acknowledged designers.

In addition to modern computer desks and workstations, we also have many classic work desks for writing and reading. You can choose a mid-century style desk by Vitra, Gubi or Karakter or go with a more contemporary, minimalist writing desk by Hay&Tradition or Normann Copenhagen. Here are a few beautiful highlights from our office desk collection:

Made By Choice's Fem desk – contemporary desk shopping in Nordic style >
Skagerak's Georg – a minimalist desk with drawers >
Karakter's mid-century modern office desk – shop here >

Office desks in a range of styles and materials

Some of the most common materials of Scandinavian office tables are wood and metal. Wooden office desks respect the Nordic woodworking traditions and add a natural touch to your home office, especially if you choose a desk in untreated wood, whereas sleek metal desks often have that charmingly raw, industrial feeling. You can also choose a combination of different materials, for example, a desk with metal legs and wooden, glass or marble tabletop. Many of our office tables have been given a durable finish, such as laminate or linoleum, that makes them easy to keep clean.

In terms of colours, the most popular ones in Scandinavian offices are definitely calm, neutral tones such as white, grey and natural wood. However, if you're a fan of bold and expressive colours, you can also find some truly eye-catching desks from our collection!

Instead of classic four-legged desks, we also stock alternative options that are especially well suited for small spaces. You can choose a wall-mounted desk by Artek or a foldable table by String Furniture, or create a unique, customizable desk with the Tiptoe desk legs. If you're interested in modular furniture options for your office, our selection of shelving units might be helpful for you! And when you have finally discovered the perfect office desk for your needs, feel free to take a look at our office chairs, desk lamps and office supplies to complement your new desk.

Get inspired by Nordic office desks

We love to share new ideas and inspiration about the latest news on Scandinavian design on our online magazine Design Stories. Browsing through the stories can also give you new ideas for furnishing your home office and finding your new office desk! Here are a few stories to get you started with:

Stylist Minna Jones shares her tips for a functional home office >
Desk shopping ideas from Finland: The Fem desk is the response of interior design agency Fyra to the challenges of working at home >