INHABITING THE WORLD

A BEETLE FOR EVERY SETTING

In nature, beetles are found everywhere around the world – land and water, desert and mountain, forest and field. Like its namesake, the Beetle Chair is at home in the elements. It is a highly versatile design, with near-endless upholstery options and a wide array of textures and colors to choose from.

VERSATILE AND ORGANIC

 

Translating the form and flexibility of the beetle into a piece of furniture, GamFratesi created a chair that became a modern design icon, beloved for its versatility and its fluid, organic shape.

 

Contrasting natural habitats vividly bring to life the fact that the Beetle is every bit as adaptable to the world’s wildest places as the insect that inspired it.

VIBES FROM SAHARA

 

The lines and waves of the desert sands are echoed in the complex weaves of Belsuede Special FR, a velvety chenille fabric that gives the Beetle a look of classic elegance, and the powder-soft feel of fine sand.

 

 

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LIGHT AND DARK COLLIDE

 

On Iceland’s rugged coasts, beneath a stark white sky, waves break and foam on sweeping stone beaches and slick black rocks.

A CRISP AND CONTEMPORARY LOOK

 

Gray-blue Sunday velvet gives the Beetle a clean, crisp, and contemporary look. Cool and minimal, it holds its own even against the most overpowering surroundings.

 

 

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PARTING OF THE MIST

 

In a hidden corner of the world, revealed in the momentary parting of the mists, a carpet of dense rainforest clings to the mountainside.

 

TACTILE GREEN

 

Upholstered in tactile green Mumble chenille, the Beetle evokes the dense leafiness of the forest canopy, blending effortlessly into the surroundings with a textured, natural look.

 

 

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ROUNDED CONTOURS

 

A classic velvet, Sunday is designed to give definition to rounded contours such as the Beetle’s. In earthy neutrals such as clay-brown, the tactile, powder-soft fabric introduces a note of grounded sophistication.

THE PERFECT FIT FOR ANY SETTING

 

The Beetle collection doesn’t quite match the 300,000 species found in nature, but there’s enough to ensure the perfect fit for any setting.

FIND YOUR BEETLE

A FUSION OF CULTURES

 

The Danish-Italian design duo operate in symbiosis, sharing everything across their personal and professional lives.

 

Gam takes a particular and thoughtful approach to design, while Fratesi moves more conceptually and energetically. This instinctive and spontaneous fusion of two ways of working is one of their key strengths.

 

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