TO BRING THAT IDEA TO LIFE IN THREE DIMENSIONS
A GENEROUS COMFORT
The Bat Dining Chair took its inspiration from nature – its distinctive silhouette reflects the webbed wings of a bat. To bring that idea to life in three dimensions, the chair’s oval circumference, when seen from above, has been deliberately designed as one continuous line – the front, arm, and backrest form a graphic, unbroken loop.
This harmony characterizes the form in a very particular way, meaning that the chair’s organic shape and gentle curves embrace the user in generous comfort rivalled only by the Beetle Dining Chair.
THE INFORMALITY AND LIGHTNESS
The new Outdoor Collection maintains the distinguishing elegant lines of the Beetle and Bat, now combined with the informality and lightness of the outdoors – where they can be closer to nature
A STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
The chair base was developed to maintain these proportions while offering structural integrity. Its coupling mechanism with the shell is organic in form, and the way in which its conical leg design blends with the structure under the seat reflects a branching tree – a design detail that was inspired by nature but respects a minimal and geometric aesthetic. In this way, the chairs approach the outdoor space, while preserving the qualities and values of the indoor version.
AVAILABLE INDOOR VARIANTS
Bat Dining ChairFront Upholstered€899
Bat Dining ChairFully Upholstered€1,199
Bat Dining ChairUn-Upholstered€399
Bat Lounge ChairFully Upholstered€2,499
Bat Meeting ChairFront Upholstered€999
Bat Meeting ChairFully Upholstered€1,199
Bat Meeting ChairUn-Upholstered€449
Bat Meeting ChairSeat Upholstered€699
GamFratesi has been working with GUBI since the inception of their studio and the development of the Beetle Chair. With their own dual heritage, Italian Enrico Fratesi and Danish Stine Gam share GUBI’s ability to synthesize seemingly opposing ideas – the classic and the contemporary, the intellectual and the sensual, the understated and the expressive, the manufactured and the unique. These juxtapositions, as well as the boldness and curiosity that drives their desire to find inspiration in unfamiliar territory, are epitomized in the Beetle.
BEETLE & BAT OUTDOOR
The plastic editions of two of GUBI’s most popular dining chairs, the Beetle and the Bat, have been reimagined for outdoor use. Reexamining their materials, aesthetics and function has led to the addition of an outdoor treatment, opening up new possibilities and making the chairs perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.