“Haiku” testifies to the fantastic collaboration between Fredericia and the Danish-Italian architectural duo GamFratesi. Japanese Haiku poems describe in ultra short form sensual experiences – a feeling, something seen or something heard. These sensory impressions are behind GamFratesi’s design of this floating sofa with its rigid, enveloping exterior and inviting, comfortable seat. Slim legs, a hard shell and an intimate interior beautifully contrast to create a sense of protection and curiosity. Fredericia has a long-standing tradition of producing small, simple sofas – a tradition continued by “Haiku”.
Finishes Exterior upholstered in leather or fabric, interior upholstered in fabric only. Black painted legs.
2-seater sofa 156 x 88 x H103 cm 3-seater sofa 228 x 88 x H103 cm Seat height 44.5 cm
Stine Gam was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1975. She graduated as an architect with a master's degree in Furniture Design. Enrico Fratesi is an Italian born in 1978. He studied architecture and obtained a master's degree in Industrial Design.
Gam and Fratesi gained experience as architects in several architectural practices in Japan and Scandinavia before opening their own design studio in 2006. The studio is based in Copenhagen, although Gam and Fratesi are constantly on the move between Italy and Denmark to develop and research new projects.
GamFratesi's language develops as a fusion between tradition and renewal, with an experimental approach to materials and techniques. With their dual tradition, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi design on the basis of the classic Danish furniture based on craftsmanship, integrating an Italian approach to the typically conceptual design. Understanding tradition and actively dealing with the creative process in the laboratory are the tools the studio uses to evolve.
The results are projects that reflect tradition by incorporating stories, symbols and associations, often expressed through a minimalist language. GamFratesi aims to create products that clearly illustrate the process and techniques that created it, reflecting a persistent exploration of the boundary between harmony and discord.
GamFratesi have received major awards: design award Elle Decoration International (EDIDA) as International Young Designer of the Year 2013, Guest of Honor Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2014, Golden Compass / ADI Selection, Nomination Best Designer Icon Design Award 2014, Vico Magistretti Award by De Padova, Good Design Award by Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture, Best Danish Designer 2012 by Bolig Magasin, 'Walk the Plank award 2009′ and Best Danish designer 2009 by RUM.
Their work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, at the Milan Triennale, Copenhagen Museum of Art and Design, Trapholt Museum of Art Kolding, Litta Palace, Shanghai and in Mindcraft group exhibitions in Milan, Danish Embassy in Tokyo, and Design in Miami/Basel.
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