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Gubi

Beetle chair

plastic shell
conic metal legs

design GamFratesi, 2017

The Beetle chair, a great commercial success for the Gubi, designed by the duo GamFratesi in 2017, was first designed in a fully upholstered version, before being proposed in a plastic shell. Light, robust and comfortable, the Beetle plastic chair suits to many environments and uses.

The slightly elastic polypropylene shell, inspired by the beetles, provides excellent comfort, which can be further improved by optional interior upholstery in leather or fabric.

Materials polypropylene shell, metal legs
Dimensions H87 x L56 x P58 cm – Seat height 43,5 cm (45,5 cm with upholstery)

new beige shell

matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

black shell

matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

dark green shell

matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

sweet pink shell

matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

white shell

matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

smoke blue shell
matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

dark pink shell

matt black base
299 €

(274,75 € per set f 4)

dark pink shell

semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

black shell

semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

white shell

semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

sweet pink shell

semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

smoke blue shell

semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

new beige shell

semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

dark green shell
semi-matt brass base
369 €

(312,25 € per set f 4)

customize your Beetle plastic

You can improve the comfort of your chair adding a fixed seat cushion or a front upholstery.
A large range of fabrics and leathers is available.

+ fixed seat cushion
from 190 €

+ front upholstery
from 270 €

> explore the fabrics & leathers

GamFratesi

Stine Gam was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1975. She is educated architect with a master in furniture design. Enrico Fratesi was born in Pesaro, Italy in 1978. He has studied architecture and graduated with a master in industrial design. Gam and Fratesi gained experience as architects in several architecture studio in Japan and Scandinavia before establishing their own design studio in 2006.


The studio is based in Copenhagen, though Gam and Fratesi are continuously traveling between Italy and Denmark for development and research of new projects. 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. With their dual traditional background, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi draw on the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. Understanding a tradition and addressing it actively in the workshop makes it possible to expand on it. From this cross-cultural substrate they create furniture that respectfully reflects tradition while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist idiom.


GamFratesi aim to create furniture that illustrates the process and the techniques that created it, and which reflect a persistent exploration of the diverse border zone between harmony and disharmony. GamFratesi have received significant awards including Elle Decoration International design award (EDIDA) as International Young Designer of the Year 2013, Guest of Honor Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2014, selection Compasso D’oro / ADI , Nomination Best Designer Icon design award 2014, Vico Magistretti Award by De Padova, the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture’s Good Design Award, Best Danish Designer 2012 by Bolig magasinet, ‘Walk the Plank award 2009’ and Best Danish Designer 2009 by RUM.