Taking its inspiration from the Beetle Lounge Chair, the elongated Beetle Sofa has a rounded, protective outer shell combined with a soft inside, just like a beetle. The 2-seater Beetle Sofa plays with the contrast between the enveloping outer shell and a soft, inviting interior which encourage to be seated. The characteristic look is enhanced by the delicate, slightly conical legs, giving its light expression. The design duo GamFratesi has been looking closely at the anatomy, aesthetics and movement of a beetle where the design reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetles' sections: shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft inside.
Material & Feature:
Molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
Fabric, Top Grain/Aniline Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
Leg colors: powder-coated steel base with matte black / gun metal (chrome black) / gold (brass) finish
All materials are fire-retardant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
Width: 55.1" x Depth: 31.5" x Height: 31.1"
Seat Height: 14.1"
* All measurements are approximations.
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, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi 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. 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.
Gamfratesi studio was founded in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. the studio is based in Copenhagen.