The Bonaparte Footstool produced by Gubi in 1956 and has won a number of design awards; recognised for its highly innovative and sustainable approach to furniture design. Bonaparte Footstool was designed by Gubi Olsen.
Holmquist was employed at NK Triva, a furniture workshop and architect studio where she created this collection for one of her many exhibitions. She named her pieces inspired by Paradiset (Swedish for Eden or Paradise). The first piece in the collection was the feminine lounge chair – Eva and later followed its masculine counterpart, Adam. To complement the two she later also created a sofa – the Paradiset sofa and also a foot stool – the Fig Leaf. In the following years, the series was extended to include a foot stool called the Fig Leaf and other variations of lounge chairs and tables.
Height: 40cm x Width: 75cm x Depth: 79cm (Seat Height: 40cm)
Materials & Finishes
The Bonaparte collection is produced with solid kiln-dried Beech, and superior varying densities of foam. Upholstery options range from fabric to leather.
Year of Design
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Gubi Olsen together with his wife, Lisbeth Olsen, founded GUBI in 1967. From the outset, the company has been based upon product design and development. Over the years, the designer couple has created a large collection of upholstered furniture.
Gubi was founded in 1967 by Jacob and Sebastian’s parents, Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. “At Gubi, we’re on a continual quest. A journey. Fuelled by our passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future…”.