GUBI – Violin Chair


Gubi

VIOLIN Chair

design
GamFratesi, 2021

In designing the Violin Chair, the architects Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi attempted to distill the archetypal shape of the dining chair to extract its purest representation without losing the strength of character that made their reputation. The result is a sober and poetic half-arm chair, which combines know-how, creativity, intelligence of materials, geometric rigor and lightness.

Its name refers to the two parallel lines of the backrest which evoke two parallel strings of a violin, or even a tuning fork. First pencil marks on the very first sketch, these two parallel lines provided the initial inspiration for the drawing. “We imagined the Violin Chair deployed in a group, the chairs creating a series of lines around the table, like musical notes on a score,” say Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi.

Available in upholstered seat versions with a thin wooden back (walnut or oiled oak, steam-bent), or fully upholstered, in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, the Violin Chair is available in a multitude of variations to suit your needs. to all types of spaces, from informal canteens to refined dining rooms. 



Frame powder coated steel

Seat upholstered, with fabric or leather
Backrest oiled oak, oiled walnut or upholstered
Dimensions with wooden backrest D53,5 x W52 x H 74 cm – Seat height 48 cm

Dimensions with upholstered backrest D55 x W58 x H 75 cm – Seat height 48 cm

Ready-Made Violin Chairs
from 715 €

Customize your Violin Chair
oak backrest, upholstered seat
from 785 €

Customize your Violin Chair
fully upholstered
from 715 €

Customize your Violin Chair
walnut backrest, upholstered seat
from 855 €

GUBI – Violin Chair
GUBI – Violin Chair

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GUBI – Violin Chair
GUBI – Violin Chair
GUBI – Violin Chair
GUBI – Violin Chair
GUBI – Violin Chair

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.