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Scandinavian Style: GUBI

— by Alyson Walsh

If you’re thinking That’s Not My Age Mansions is like Downton Abbey without the servants – and bonkers storyline – think again. It’s actually a fifties mansion block in south London. With interiors as with fashion, I tend to prefer a mixture of old and new. Mid-century treasures and modern Scandinavian pieces. I know, I know, I’m a middle-aged cliché. I like The Killing, Nordic Bakery and Scandinavian design. I’ll be talking about pension plans next.

Danish interiors company GUBI’s new website is like design porn to me. Whilst Mr That’s Not My Age watches Kevin McCloud, I sit at the computer, all a-fluster in my dressing gown. Set up by the Gubi family in 1967, the Copenhagen-based retailer sells contemporary items alongside iconic classics, like this reissue of a Jaques Adnet mirror. First designed in 1950, in collaboration with Hérmes – check out the equestrian-style leather and brass detailing. Beautiful isn’t it?

This Gubi stackable chair would make a decent replacement for the set of four dining chairs I picked up for fifty quid in a junk shop on Coldharbour Lane:

And this is the Greta Grossman Grasshopper lamp. Try saying that when you’ve been on the ale.

Do you have a favourite design style? And talking of Downton – what do you think really happened to Mrs Bates?

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