Milan 2013: Gubi bring back the Turbo pendant

Gubi Turbo pendant light We are delighted that Gubi will be relaunching the Turbo pendant this autumn. Designed by  Louis Weisdorf in 1965, it was first issued by Lyfa in 1967 and was most recently available from Bald & Bang.

There is a well-researched article about it in the excellent Vintage Danish Lights Blog. It quotes Weisdorf as naming Turbo his favourite of the lights he designed, saying: “I prefer the Turbo because of its logical simplicity, which makes it more timeless than many of my other lights.”

Gubi Turbo Louis Weisdorf Turbo pendant light Formland fair 2006

We expect Gubi to stick to the original design, so there will be two sizes, Ø35cm and Ø60cm. The twelve aluminium vanes are so arranged that, though the light gets out, you can never see the lamp, so there is never any glare.

Both sizes came in white, but originally the smaller one also came in orange, red and beige -- very Verner Panton (with whom Louis Weisdorf worked).

Inspired by Japanese lanterns and the work of Poul Henningsen (with whom he also worked), it looks as sculptural and elegant off...

Gubi Turbo pendant light off

...as it does on:

Gubi Turbo pendant light on

 

 

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