Enrico Fratesi

a beetle's story

Enrico Fratesi
a beetle's story

Beetle // GUBI 2012

The beetle chair was presented for the first time at the annual exhibition Mindcraft12 in Milan, organized by Danish Crafts.

GamFratesi found the inspiration for Beetle Chair in the anatomy and aesthetic of the beetle.They reinterprets the beetle’s hard and characteristic shell and structure in a chair that, like an actual beetle, has a hard exterior and a soft interior. The dynamic ability of the insect in space, is develo- ped through a four-legged chair on castors. The chair is stackable and flexible suited for informal meetings, allowing mobility around the table and being flexible and spontaneous in the workspace.

A long collaboration between GamFratesi and Gubi developing the beetle project into a large family including chair, stool, lounge and sofa with many bases and structures. The latest addition is the plastic version, which allows beetle chair not upholstered or just with the front upholstered part.

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