About

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, though Gam and Fratesi are continuously travelling between Italy and Denmark for development and research of new projects. 

Awards

2014 Nominated Best Designer ICON Award, UK
2014 Nominated Best Designer, Bo Bedre Denmark
2014 Guest of Honor Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair
2014 Nubo desk nominated Interior Innovation Award
2013 Einar Hansens pris design & architecture
2013 selection Compasso D'oro / ADI Chariot trolley
2013 winner Best Young Designer Talent 2013, EDIDA, Elle Decoration International Design Award.
2013 nominated Best Danish Designer, BoBedre Denmark
2013 Chariot trolley winner Interior Innovation Award
2012 nominated EDIDA Best Young Designer. Elle Decor Italy
2012 Best Designer, Bolig Magasinet Design Award
2012 Good Design Award, masculo chair
2011 The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2010 The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2009 Best Danish Designer 09, Berlingske Tidende
2009 Best Danish Designer 09, RUM magazine
2009 Planken Ud Prisen // Walk the Plank Award
2009 The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2009 Award Cartoon Best Scandinavian Product, Forum AID Award
2008 Nominated with Cartoon chair Best Furniture, Bo Bedre Award
2008 Best Upcoming Designer, Bolig Magasinet Design Award
2008 The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2007 Award, international design competition Vico Magistretti by De Padova
2007 Award, international design competition by Erik Jørgensen
2007 Honorable mention, “New Walls, Please!” by German Design Council
2006 Selection Best 10 Young Design by IDoT - “Italian Design on Tour”
2006 Best 10 Young Design Products by Bernhard Design
2006 Award for thesis by the Danish National Bank
2005 Award, Danish design competition “Element 05” by Bo Bedre

 

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