Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi has reimagined the nineteenth-century English roll-arm sofa, known for its undulating profile, taut upholstery, deep seats and low rolled arms, for today’s audiences.
“The 19th-century English ‘roll-arm’ sofa was one of the first ‘modern’ sofas in history. We wanted to create an updated version with straighter lines, clearer geometry and a deeper, softer seat.”
Contemporary & classic
Gamfratesi has updated an iconic form, giving their take on the english roll-arm sofa new relevance for the 21st century with a design that is both classic and contemporary. A slender wooden frame atop metal legs is filled with generous, soft cushions, curved for a snug fit around the armrest, facilitating both seated and reclined positions.
Cozy, comfortable and elegant
The carefully formulated combination and layering of springs, foam and feathers offer indisputable comfort, while maintaining the Flaneur Sofa’s precise silhouette, emphasized by immaculate three-millimeter piping around the seat and backrest cushions. For additional comfort, optional loose cushions are also available.
“Today’s dynamic interiors see an increasing demand for modular sofas, so I invited GamFratesi to reimagine this hard-working typology. They have elevated its design to a contemporary and elegant context, reflecting new behaviors and everyday modern needs.”
JACOB GUBI OLSEN, OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GUBI
GamFratesi Studio was established in 2006 by the Danish architect Stine Gam (born 1975) and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi (born 1978). 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.
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.