Enrico Fratesi, Stine Gam

Hellerup / Denmark

Founded in 2006 in Copenhagen by architects Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, GamFratesi seeks to cross-pollinate the Danish crafts tradition with Italian design culture. Stine Gam was born in 1975 in Denmark. She graduated from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark in 2006 and then obtained a master's in Furniture Design. Enrico Fratesi was born in Pesaro in 1978 and earned his degree in Architecture in 2007 in Ferrara and a master's in Industrial Design. The office expresses the synthesis of craft and design in objects, furnishings and installations characterised by an experimental approach, compositional rigour and attention to detail. Their products interpret Scandinavian minimalism by combining craft and technology, tradition and innovation, simplicity and elegance.

GamFratesi collaborates with such international brands as Cappellini, Dedon, Gubi, Hermès, Hay, Ligne Roset, Louis Poulsen, Kvadrat, Alpi, Axor. Their encounter with Poltrona Frau resulted in the deluxe Coupè leather bed with an upholstered headboard; the Cestlavie round leather coffee table with storage space; and the SOFFI glass pendant lamp. Their fruitful collaboration with Wiener GTV (Gebrüder Thonet Vienna) gave life to the Allegory desk; a square pouf; the Targa armchair and sofa; the MOS beech bench; the Morris chairs; and the Waltz coat stand. With Porro, they created the Palladio tables; the Collector desk; the Voyage wood chair; the Romby swivel chair; and the Kite fabric sofa and armchair. Their collaboration with Minotti began in 2018 and led to the Angie and Shelley indoor armchairs in 2019. The indoor and outdoor FYNN product families are more recent productions consisting of armchairs, small armchairs, benches, small tables, and the LIDO collection, which includes occasional tables, armchairs, chairs and sofas. For De Padova, GamFratesi designed the Étiquette sofa in 2018 and added a modular sofa, armchair and bed in 2019.

The GamFratesi duo has received major awards. They include the Best Danish Designer in 2009 and 2012; the Elle Decoration International Design Award (EDIDA) as International Young Designer in 2013; Guest of Honor at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2014; the Finn Juhl Prize in 2015; the Elle Decoration Japan 2017 Best Designer Award; De Padova's Vico Magistretti Award; inclusion in the final selection for the Compasso D'Oro and IF Award and Good Design Award. In 2017, they renovated "La Maison du Danemark" in Paris, reconfiguring the interiors of two historic venues housed within the building: the Flora Danica brasserie and the Copenhague restaurant. The renovation earned them an award from Wallpaper Magazine in 2018 as the best restaurant of the year. ... More ... less

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