Danish lamp designer Mads Caprani
began his design journey at Louis Poulsen
, as they took advantage of his technical skills as an electrical engineer. In this position, he collaborated with a number of talented and prominent designers, including Arne Jacobsen
, Poul Henningsen
and Verner Panton
. Interacting with these visionaries sparked an interest in design in Caprani, which marked the beginning of his large-scale lamp company that generated great global success;
In 1967, Mads Caprani's father, Micheli Caprani, acquired the lamp factory Rotaflex, which Mads Caprani joined 10 years later with a clear ambition to make his own mark with his pleated lampshades, which were highly unusual for their time but quickly became a favorite among his customers. In 1979, Caprani himself took over the company from his father and changed the name to Caprani Light, turning the small Danish company into a big global name with branches across Europe, in Chicago and Wisconsin in the US. With this generational shift, he also changed his own focus from just lampshades to designing entire lamps, initially in wood, and then exploring other natural materials such as metal and stone;
Of all Caprani's lamps, it is undoubtedly the Timberline floor lamp that both fulfilled all his ambitions for a lamp design and secured his legacy. Timberline is a unique and remarkable design with a timeless and classic aesthetic that naturally made it an instant bestseller and made it known as the 'Caprani lamp' around the world. Caprani passed away in 2014 at the age of 72 after realizing his dream of building one of the world's largest lighting brands. But this was certainly not the end of his story. Caprani's lighting designs have been rediscovered and even though his company is no longer in business, the interest in a Caprani design has never been greater. It is therefore a great pleasure for the world-renowned lighting brand GUBI to collaborate with Mads Caprani's family to bring back his iconic lamps to light up the lives and homes of his fans around the world. It is also in this context that the iconic 'Caprani lamp' is experiencing a renaissance with the relaunch of the Timberline Floor Lamp, which will be available in an exquisite combination of white plastic, birch and oak wood.