We are in love with velvet. Velvet sofas, velvet chairs, velvet cushions, velvet bedspreads.. Well you get the point, everything ( almost ) velvet. These lounge chairs by Gubi are to die for. Beetle chair, as it is called, is designed by GamFratesi the wonderful duo of Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. They have mastered the art of mixing Danish and Italian design perfectly.
This is their take on their design:
“Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising. Often it takes just a small detail to achieve or break an expression, and we are very curious about that. We work strictly with the Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism, but there always happens to be a strong emotion to concept and story behind each work. Contrasts are often the center of our inspiration. Both in work and daily life we are constantly confronted with contrasts, and we do work a lot with references and respect to traditions in both our cultures. We both have roots in strong design cultures. Studying, researching and moving constantly between our two countries, it has become such a natural part of us, that it will also show in our work.”
You can find these beauties at Formverk or at Zarro in Helsinki or online at Artilleriet.
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