The duo's Gubi chairs are in active use in the café of the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen and in the restaurant of New York's Museum of Modern Art, and also as chairs in the museum's permanent exhibition. Free thinking with a penchant for experimentation is the basis of Komplott Design's innovative work. The artists stand in the tradition of Danish design, which they consistently continue in order to remain on an international level.
According to Berlin and Christiansen, good design solves the problems of function and combines philosophical, cultural and aesthetic aspects. For this reason, the results of Komplot Design are always personal, shaped by culture and a wealth of experience. Since 1989, Komplot Design has repeatedly been awarded international prizes, including the Red Dot Design Award for the Gubi Chair. For the product series Lightyears by Fritz Hansen, the duo was inspired by "Mother Nature".
Poul Christiansen, born in 1947, graduated as an architect from the Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1973. Since 1969 he has worked as a freelance designer.
Boris Berlin was born in St. Petersburg, where he trained as an industrial designer. There he worked on the design of optical instruments for aerospace equipment before moving to Denmark in 1983. There he worked as an independent product and graphic designer until 1987, when he founded Komplot Design.