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Beetle Lounge Chair
tube base

design GamFratesi, 2013

The Beetle Lounge Chair (inspired by the shape of the eponymous insect) is a GamFratesi creation, a famous design studio born from the association between the Danish Stine Gam and the Italian Enrico Fratesi. Gamfratesi plays with the classic design heritage of Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, altering proportions, materials and construction methods to create new pieces of furniture with new aesthetics. The Beetle Lounge Chair, born from this research on the heritage of the great masters of Scandinavian design, has a seat and a backrest made of 10-mm thick molded plywood. This shell, padded with foam, is fully covered in fabric or leather. The base of the Beetle Lounge Chair is available in black powder-coated metal, black chrome, semi-matt brass or antique brass. The Beetle Lounge Chair is not stackable.

Dimensions lounge chair H78 x W62 x D76 cm - Seat height 36 cm - Seat depth 53 cm

Dimensions ottoman H40 x W60 x D45 cm - Seat height 38 cm

Base black matt, chrome black, brass semi-matt, Antique brass

Free samples (against deposit)
95 €

Ready-made versions

Beetle Lounge Chair
Remix 183 fabric (price group B)

black matt base
1975 €

Beetle ottoman - Remix 183 

black matt base
689 €

Beetle Lounge Chair
Remix 123 fabric (price group B)

cognac leather piping

black chrome base
1975 €

Beetle ottoman - Remix 123 cognac leather piping

black chrome base
889 €

Beetle Lounge Chair
Gubi Velvet 234 (price group B)

brass semi-matt base
1975 €

Beetle ottoman - Gubi Velvet 234

brass semi-matt base
889 €

Beetle Lounge Chair
Gubi Velvet 420 (price group B)

brass semi-matt base
1975 €

Beetle ottoman - Gubi Velvet 420

brass semi-matt base
889 €

Beetle Lounge Chair
leather Basic black (price group B)

black matt base
1975 €

Beetle ottoman - leather Basic black
black matt base
689 €

Customize your Beetle Lounge Chair

The price of Beetle lounge 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 matt, black chrome, brass semi-matt or antique brass (increasing price).

black matt
base

Beetle Lounge Chair
black matt base
from 1775 €

Beetle ottoman
black matt base
from 589 €

black chrome
base

Beetle Lounge Chair
black chrome base
from 1775 €

Beetle ottoman
black chrome base
from 789 €

brass semi-matt
base

Beetle Lounge Chair
brass semi-matt base
from 1775 €

Beetle ottoman
brass semi-matt base
from 789 €

antique brass
base

Beetle Lounge Chair
antique brass base
from 1975 €

Beetle ottoman
antique brass base
from 989 €

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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.