The GamFratesi Collection, 2008 & 2013
NOTE: Priced here upholstered in Group 1 fabrics. There are many upholstery options available please contact us for more information.
Piping options: Black Leather, Cognac Leather or Self Piping
The design partnership, GamFratesi embodies the meeting between Italian and Danish design. The contrasts are often key to their inspiration, They work strictly within the Scandinavian approach to craft, simplicity and functionalism but there is always a strong emotional pull towards concept and the story behind each piece.
The BEETLE Chair Collection is a chair series in laminated moulded veneer with seat and back in 2 separate parts. The 2 parts are joined together with a steel fitting milled into the 2 shells. The shells are 10 mm thick.
This chair is fully upholstered in fabric or leather with contrasting or self piping.
Dimensions: H860 x W560 x D580mm SH460mm
Conical metal base, non-stacking. plastic glides, black.
Available in a standard lead time of 5 weeks unless otherwise stated
UK Mainland delivery charges as follows: FREE DELIVERY
GamFratesi Design Studio was established in 2006. Stine Gam (born 1975) and Enrico Fratesi (born 1978) belong to the latest generation of furniture architects. Stine is Danish, while Enrico is Italian and together they represent a new interpretation of the meeting between Danish and international design traditions.
GamFratesi's design takes its creative drive from a fusion of tradition and renewal and in an experimental approach to their chosen materials and techniques. With their dual traditional background, they draw on the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. Understanding a tradition and addressing it actively in the workshop makes it possible to expand on it. From this cross-cultural substrate they create furniture that respectfully reflects tradition while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist idiom.
"Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising. Often it takes just a small detail to achieve or break an expression, and we are very curious about that. We work strictly with the Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism, but there always happens to be a strong emotion to concept and story behind each work. Contrasts are often the center of our inspiration. Both in work and daily life we are constantly confronted with contrasts, and we do work a lot with references and respect to traditions in both our cultures. We both have roots in strong design cultures. Studying, researching and moving constantly between our two countries, it has become such a natural part of us, that it will also show in our work."
GamFratesi aim to create furniture that illustrates the process and the techniques that created it, and which reflect a persistent exploration of the diverse border zone between harmony and disharmony.