The Sunday Classics: GamFratesi
Finding the perfect desk chair has become a recent obsession. A personal journey to find a good match for what is going to be a long friendship. Surprisingly difficult to find something that matches functionality and essential style credentials. Stylish office chairs are not found at your local Office Depot! These beautiful beetle chairs by Danish architects GamFratesi are stunning. Super stylish, functional and the colours are pure perfection. This range is an exclusive at The Conran store until next month. Go and try one out! I'd love to hear your go to places for desk chairs. Until then a little Sunday education on GamFratesi.
GamFratesi studio was founded in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. The studio is based in Copenhagen, though Gam and Fratesi are continuously travelling between Italy and Denmark for development and research of new projects. GamFratesi 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, the design team draw on 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.