Gubi


Beetle chair


tube base – fully upholstered


design GamFratesi, 2013

The Beetle Chair has since its introduction in 2013 being well received by end-consumers as well as interior architects. Due to its appealing design, outstanding comfort and unique customisation possibilities, the chair can be seen in many of the most renown restaurants around the world.

The fully upholstered chair carries strong references to the design duo GamFratesi's inspirational source; the insect world, more specific the world of beetles. Not just the name indicates their inspiration, but also the characteristic elements of the beetles’ sections have been interpreted - shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft inside. 

The wide range of upholstery options and different bases make it possible to put your personal touch to the chair and create one of its kind.

Dimensions W56 x D55 x H87 cm. Seat height 45 cm

The price of Beetle chairs varies according to 3 parameters:

1) the upholstery price group
2) the piping: the price does not increase if the piping is in the same fabric as the chair, in black leather or in Cognac leather - any other choice increases the price of one price group
3) the base finish: black, chrome, black chrome, semi-matt brass or antique brass (increasing price).

free samples
(against deposit)
95 €

JAB Chivasso Hot Madison reboot (price group 1)

Hot Madisson reboot is a cotton/linen fabric for private spaces, available in 150 colours

other colours Hot Madison 

+ piping same color, black leather or Cognac leather

+ black base
849 €

Chivasso Hot Madison
(495)

+ black base
849 €

Chivasso Hot Madison
(715)

+ black base
849 €

Kvadrat Messenger (price group 1)

Messenger is a recycled polyester fabric for private and public use, available in 45 colours

other colours Messenger 

+ piping same color, black leather or Cognac leather

+ black base
849 €

Kvadrat Messenger
(4-0080)

+ semi matt brass base
949 €

Kvadrat Messenger (081)
+ passepoil cuir noir

+ chrome base
949 €

Kvadrat Remix (price group 2)

Kvadrat Remix is a woolen fabric for private and public use, available in 49 colours

Kvadrat Remix (133)
+ passepoil cuir Cognac

+ black base
889 €

Kvadrat Remix (143)
+ passepoil cuir Cognac

+ black base
889 €

Kvadrat Remix (152)
+ passepoil cuir noir

+ black base
889 €

Kvadrat Remix (152)
+ passepoil Remix (152)

+ black base
889 €

Kvadrat Remix (612)
+ passepoil cuir Cognac

+ chrome base
919 €

Kvadrat Remix (152)
+ passepoil cuir noir

+ chrome base
919 €

other colours Remix 

+ piping same color, black leather or Cognac leather

+ black base
889 €

Kvadrat Remix (733)
+ passepoil Remix 823

+ black base
929 €

Kvadrat Remix (152)
+ passepoil cuir noir

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Dandy velvet (price group 2)

Dandy is a velvet fabric for public and private use, available in 19 colours

other colours Dandy 

+ piping same color, black leather or Cognac leather&

+ pieds noirs
889 €

velours Gubi Dandy
(602)

+ black base
889 €

velours Gubi Dandy (502)

+ passepoil Allessandro Bini

+ black chrome base
1029 €

Light Bouclé Gubi (price group 2)

A linen/cotton fabric for private use. Martindale 50 000.
(37% linen, 31% cotton, 19% viscose, 3% PES, 3% AF)

Gubi Light Boucle
(001)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(003)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(004)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(006)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(008)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(012)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(028)

+ black base
889 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(028)

+ black chrome base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(001)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(003)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(004)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(006)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(008)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(012)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(028)

+ semi matt brass base
999 €

Gubi Light Boucle
(006)

+ antique brass base
1089 €

Velvet Gubi (price group 3)

Velvet Gubi is a fabric for private use, available in 24 colours

velours Gubi (312)
+ passepoil cuir noir

+ black base
929 €

velours Gubi (208)
+ passepoil Alessandro Bini

+ black base
979 € 

velours Gubi (641)
+ passepoil cuir Sierra

+ black base
1029 €

velours Gubi
(420)

+ semi matt brass base
1029 € 

velours Gubi (787)
+ passepoil Alessandro Bini

+ semi matt brass base
1079 €

velours Gubi (787)
+ passepoil Alessandro Bini

+ black chrome base
1079 €

other colours Velours 

+ piping same color, black leather or Cognac leather

+ black base
929 €

velours Gubi (208)
+ passepoil Alessandro Bini

+ black chrome base
1079 €

Melville Dedar (price group 5)

Dedar Melville
(004)

+ black base
1019 €

Dedar Melville
(026)

+ black chrome base
1129 €

Dedar Melville
(023)

+ black chrome base
1129 €

Dedar Melville
(019)

+ antique brass base
1215 €

Dedar Melville
(004)

+ antique brass base
1215 €

Dedar Melville
(019)

+ antique brass base
1215 €

other upholsteries

cuir Gubi Basic
noir

+ black base
969 €

Nevotex Ritz
(408)

+ black base
969 €

Nevotex Ritz
(408)

+ black chrome base
1089 €

Kvadrat Canvas (984)
+ passepoil cuir Cognac

+ black base
929 €

Gabriel Crisp (4711)
+ passepoil Crisp (4301)

+ semi matt brass base
1039 €

JAB Jabana
(3002-134)

+ black chrome base
1079 €

Backhausen Aurin
(MD215A20)

+ antique brass base
1215 €

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.