BEETLE COLLECTION

BY GAMFRATESI

Strikingly simple in form but full of personality, GamFratesi’s design combined crafted details and advanced manufacturing technologies to produce something truly original: a highly versatile, extremely comfortable, and beautifully expressive chair inspired by the forms of nature.

DESIGNED BY

 

GAMFRATESI

 

 

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 Collection.

 

 

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

 

For the Beetle Chair, GamFratesi became captivated by the idea of translating the form of a beetle into a product for the home. The pair drew on the form and function of an archetypal beetle to create an iconic and ergonomic chair with a hard, yet supple, two-part outer shell with comfortable inner surface.

 

 

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CRAFT MEETS TECHNOLOGY

 

The Beetle’s unique success is rooted in its fusion of artisanal craftsmanship and technologically advanced production techniques. Like the insect that inspired it, the chair combines an almost mechanical exactitude of form with an organic, contoured softness – a duality that mirrors the man-meets-machine story of its making.

 

 

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STORIES

 

Explore our latest Beetle stories and cases from around the world

THE FULL COLLECTION

READ THE CATALOG

 

 

Explore novelties and curated selections in the Fall 2022 Beetle Catalogue

 

 

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TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONALS

 

 

In the digital GUBI Library you access all the assets you need, from lifestyle imagery to 3D files and data

 

 

BEETLE ASSETS