GamFratesi Studio was established in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam andItalian architect Enrico Fratesi. GamFratesi belongs to the latest generation of furniture architects and together they represent a new interpretation of the meeting between Danish and international design traditions.
Enrico Fratesi and Stine Gam
“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.”
MASCULO AND TS TABLE FOR GUBI
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 diverse traditional background, they draw on the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the timeless 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 partnership, they create furniture that respectfully reflect 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.”
HAIKU SOFA FOR FREDERICIA
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.
THE ICONIC BEETLE CHAIRS AT MAISON DU DENMARK
Working closely with Danish design houses including GUBI and Fredericia the duo have gained international success and won numerous awards for their designs. Their work has extended to collaborative exhibitions with Kvadrat and Hermes and interior architecture projects.
WINDOW DISPLAY FOR HERMES AND APPLIE IWATCH IN JAPAN
MASK FOR KVADRAT, SALONE DEL MOBILE 2017
Want to learn more about GamFratesi? Design Milk visited GamFratesi in their Copenhagen studio to talk about their design process, watch the video here