IT STARTED WITH A WEDDING…
I needed a present! A really wonderful, unique and extraordinary present for the wedding of my oldest and very best friend from Bavaria.
Meanwhile he was living in London and being a true cosmopolitan, he met his japanese wife years before while he worked in India. With the wedding approaching I suffered weeks of frustration because I had no idea for an appropriate gift. I only knew, I wanted to create it myself.
One day I found my beloved hand embroidered pictures stowed in a sideboard. I´d collected quite a few and never really knew how to use them.
And then – I had a vision: two different cultures … coming together in one object … with corresponding and intentional images …a swan, a mountain, a sea …
I selected six of my antique tapestries and sewed them together as a cube, which also just happens to be the perfect symbol for fate.
My married friends now live happily together in London and there´s no visit I miss a chance to sit on that first CUBELIN.
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THE IDEA OF CUBELIN
It can take months of research and lots of luck to find the most beautiful 20th century tapestry work in the best possible condition to be transformed into a CUBELIN.
The hunt for the suitable motif spans the world and when at long last I detect the right embroidery, it gets shipped, sometimes over oceans, in its original frame to finally be processed into a CUBELIN design.
Each CUBELIN is a three dimensional collage with a specific idea or story that develops over months. The final version depends on size and quality of the embroideries and sometimes I have to dismiss an idea because the pictures are just not right or available.
Before being processed into a CUBELIN, the former wallhangings are carefully restored and lavishly cleaned. Handpicked and colourmatching leatherpiping elegantly rounds off the edges of each cube. You´ll find loving details like the toning of the zippers being made to match the inner bags of the CUBELINS. These costum-made bags are also refillable.
When delivered, the CUBELIN already contains the high quality micro beads, which are responsible for the surprisingly supportive and comfortable seating experience you get with a CUBELIN.
CUBELIN is so much more than an exceptional, thoughtful and personal seating object for your home – it is an inspirational and joyful piece of art for life!
ABOUT GABI BECKER
I launched my own label and heart driven business CUBELIN in 2013.
Since my teenage years I´ve been passionate about decorative arts, style and fashion.
My mother, a painter of miniature art and member of the royal society of miniature art in London, taught me to sew and I started designing children´s wear and home accessories early on.
So far I´ve had a career as a TV-presenter for major German TV-stations like Sat.1, N24, Deutsche Welle TV and Kabel 1.
Today I love to create various one of a kind objects to inspire our everyday life. But even more important to me is the exploration of consciousness. I offer seminars and help people to find their own inner passion at gabi-becker.com