BEETLE COUNTER & BAR CHAIRS
With supreme comfort above its category and unique customisation possibilities, the Beetle Bar & Counter Chairs are both well received by design lovers and a favourite for hotel and restaurant interiors around the world.
The chair’s durable outer shell is a continuous, curved form, reminiscent of the strong and graceful contours of the insect that inspired it. Despite its robustness, it is designed to gently flex, providing comfort even after prolonged sitting.
The Beetle Counter & Bar Chairs can be customized in any one of a vast array of fabrics and materials, further echoing the versatility of its insect namesake. The distinctive silhouette enables the Beetle to carry bold colors with tactile expressions, or upholsteries can be color matched to the shell for more understated finish.
On GUBI.com/Upholstery, you can explore all 270 suitable options from the GUBI Upholstery Collection.
Similarly, bases are available in a range of carefully considered finishes. The collection doesn’t quite match the 300.000 species of beetles found in nature, but there’s enough to ensure the perfect fit.
INSPIRED BY NATURE
From beetle to chair. The flexible and yet robust shell enables micromovements inspired by the articulated shell of a beetle and delivers comfort previously unheard of in this chair typology.
“Its free, organic yet precise line is what makes the Beetle Chair unique. Every time we see it reinterpreted in prestigious international projects, it is an unexpected honor. But then, we have spent almost a decade with it, and that line, flowing harmoniously through space, still manages to charm even us.”
BEETLE AT THE ALCHEMIST
Blending art, drama, gastronomy and spectacular visuals into one all-encompassing multisensory experience, the Alchemist restaurant in Copenhagen’s industrial Refshaleøen is pushing the boundaries of fine dining. Two years in the making, Alchemist finally opened its massive bronze doors to the public in July 2019 and was awarded two Michelin stars within just seven months
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.