Beetle

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Regular price $1,657

GamFratesi & Gubi have embarked on a new journey… In 2013 two new design items, the Beetle Chair & the Paper Table, from young and progressive Danish-Italian design duo - Enrico Fratesi & Stine Gam - will see the light of day. Together with the Masculo Chair from 2008 these will now constitute the GamFratesi Collection, an eclectic repertoire of design experimentation defined by the dynamic meeting between classic Danish and Italian design traditions combined with the couples characteristic use of playful and surprising elements - Oh yeah, and beetles, of course. We had chat with the duo about the process of getting from a bug to a chair and how a messy stack of ruled paper can become the source of inspiration for a table.

Upholstery: Kvadrat Remix 123 Pale Grey

Piping: Cognac Black Leather

Frame: Black Powder Coat

 

Upholstery: Gabriel Medely 60003

Piping: Cognac Black Leather

Frame: Black Powder Coat

 

Upholstery: Velluto di Cotone G075

Piping: -

Frame: Brass

 

 

Gubi is on a continual quest. A journey. Fuelled by their passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making, they've made a distinctive name for themselves in the international design arena as a dynamic design force to be reckoned with.

They see themselves as treasure hunters, where curiosity, courage and intuition are key components for their success. Design is all about discovering gems and following your instincts. It involves travelling, searching and finding long-lost remnants from the past as well as contemporary, cutting-edge designs from new artists on the horizon.

The result is an eclectic, intercontinental collection that blurs the lines between the past and the future. An extensive assortment of extremely aesthetic, thought-provoking designs characterized by simple, arresting shapes, original materials and innovative techniques which defy time and space. Imbued with a beauty that resonates with design aficionados, architects and designers all around the world.

 

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.

 

 
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