Microarchitects GamFratesi

These are Stine Gam (was born in Denmark in 1975) and Enrico Fratesi (was born in Italy in 1978). They are desirable for hundreds significant factroies. Photo from –

So how it turned out to be. Here is their glorious story. Design studio has started working in 2006. Right in 2007 they took part in the Stockholm Furniture Fair, in the section of new Greenhouse Talent. A year later, they exhibited their chair in Milan in Zona Tortona at the exhibition of young Danish designers.

Microarchitects GamFratesi
Cartoon, that’s the chair. Oak, leather, buttons. Photo from –

In the 09 year, they have designed a cave-like table. And Ligne Roset set to release it. The result was a very controversial Rewrite table with an intimate workspace. And it was for this bubble table that the Danish-Italian duet won the Walk the Plank Award 2009. That was the bubble table which recieved the Walk the Plank Award 2009. 

Microarchitects GamFratesi
Rewrite table design. Photo from –

The magical union between the design of the South and that of the North continues to surprise us with the product that look likes a sewing box but the function is different. Picnic box  is made from ash stained in dark ash color. Novelty was presented on imm cologne 2012 | Ligne Roset.

One of the most difficult job for Stine and Enrico was the development of mobiles for the 2014 Stockholm exhibition. “We have been working on this idea of ​​balance,” Fratesi says. “As soon as you change a milligram or a centimetre on one piece, the whole thing becomes completely unbalanced.” Stine explains.

Fabric produced by company Kvadrat. Inspired by the work of twentieth-century American sculptor Alexander Calder. Photo from –

Yearly curators Caterina Mosca and Valerio Castelli attract selected designers to tell their “urban stories” in unusual locations. In the 14 year the event was at Palazzo Litta in Corso Magenta, as part of MDW2014. For the stories were invited and our heroes. They presented new items of modern design by GUBI. TS table, Beetle bar chair and a new swivel base for the Masculo chair. You’d better look inside the Gubi Museum in Copenhagen. 

Aggressively male Masculo chair.
TS Coffee Table – € 1,569.00.
And Beetle Chair. All the photos from –

The success of the studio was described in the monograph This is GamFratesi. Art critics Daniel Golling and Gustav Kjellin wrote a vivid monograph about the Italian-Danish duet (2014).

In 2015 GamFratesi covered the floor of a Milan cloister with mirrored panels, black metal cages were placed on top of the mirrored floor with exhibits of Danish product design. All within the exhibition Mindcraft (Danish design in Milan).

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From 1853 to 1930 were sold over 50 million Thonet №14 chairs. In 2015 Enrico and Stine were entrusted with a new interpretation. A double sofa, an armchair, an office chair, a desk and a pair of high and low back dining chairs – these are the items GamFratesi has prepared for Gebrüder Thonet. Furniture design looks like this.

Microarchitects GamFratesi
Microarchitects GamFratesi
Microarchitects GamFratesi
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GamFratesi for the first time collaborated with Porro in 2015 when they designed the Traveller daybed. A year later, on the occasion of the 90th brand’s anniversary, they prepared a Voyage chair in the spirit of the 50s and an applewood table.

Furniture collection for Porro. Photo from –

One year on, guys created animals sculptures from metal wire for the Apple Watch Hermès window display in Japan  by reassessing works of Robert Dallet artist. The faces of a panther, lion, flamingo and parrot have been hung, Apple watch instead of the eyes, the luminescence used to create the effect of pupils. Apple Watch Hermès price starts at 1100 $. The design of the store was cool.

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Everybody remembers the Axor have being presented the Waterdream collection as part of FuoriSalone 2016 at Via Durini 15. Yes yes, that’s when GamFratesi pleased us with  Japanese wooden fountains in mixer taps design

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Who influenced the work of GamFratesi? You will never guess. This is a Danish artist – Vilhelm Hammershoi. But another thing is important, Enrico Fratezi claims.

Interior. Strandgade 30, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Painting, 1909.

“Much of what we do looks casual, not catchy and calm – for us it is very important. We don’t want the object asserts itself in a full voice: Wham! Here I am! Of course, he should report something, but unobtrusively and extremely delicately. We are a couple, not only in working, but also in life, perhaps it affects our style. Our cross-cultural substrate creates furniture that respectfully reflects the Danish tradition and the classic Italian approach. ”

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Find out what new GamFratesi presented in 2019 you can here.

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