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GamFratesi, Italian-Danish design style

Stine Gam is originally from Danish capital, she attended the School of Architecture in Aarhus, developing several projects both in Italy and in Japan. She also holds a Master degree in Furniture Design. Enrico Fratesi was born in Pesaro, he studied architecture at the universities of Florence and Ferrara, continuing his education and earned his master's degree in Industrial Design. The approach to interior design came from new creative perspectives, designed to reshape the usual concept of livability and functionality.

Every single project by GamFratesi tells different stories that make up together the complement, highlighting the harmony of sensory and aesthetic aspects. The simplicity of minimal lines help to provide a welcoming atmosphere, defining the space around.

The duet quickly managed to become well known internationally, working for some renowned brands in the industry, such as “FontanaArte”, the leader in lighting design. For this brand GamFratesi designed the line of Cheshire lamps, inspired by the cat from the book "Alice in Wonderland" written by Lewis Carroll. Thus, a line of pendant lamps was born, floor and table lamps, characterized by a lampshade made of soft shapes opaline polycarbonate. Or, the coffee table Chariot, designed for “Casamania” became a winner of the prestigious “Interior Innovation Award 2013”, organized annually by the German Design Council. The complement disrupts the functional canons, exposing and accentuating the size of the wheels supporting the horizontal support shelves. The entire structure is made of metal and it is convenient to handle and displace. For “Ligne Roset”, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi created “Picnic”, that resemble traditional and familiar forms of the sewing basket, offering new storage spaces to be exploited according to requirements.

The GamFratesi studio is distinguished by the originality of design, re-using of common everyday objects. Several awards that over time have already confirmed their competence,  such as “Compasso d'Oro Selection / ADI”, “Vico Magistretti Award” by De Padova and international “Young Designer of the Year in 2013” by Elle Decoration.

GamFratesi is not only the realization of furnishing accessories and items for home in modern and other styles. In fact, there are several installations that Italian-Danish duet has cared for over the last few years.

As an example, in 2009, for the Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen they have designed “Rewrite”, an innovative concept of the desk and individual workspace. The semi-doom that surrounds the top of the desk made in solid walnut, and  is available in different color tones. A unique model of its kind, ideal for contemporary environments.

In 2015 for “Cappellini”, GamFratesi realized the ancient and evocative “Palazzo Litta”, at Salone del Mobile in Milan, a particular arrangement employing the decorative forms of Screen System. Taking as a concept the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder, it evolves the space breakdown with the elements covered in soundproof fabric, recalling delicate colored petals falling from the ceiling.

In addition, the two architects will be presented at Fuorisalone 2016 with the installation entitled “Display on display”, at the showroom of Ceramica Globo, Corso Monforte 15, Milan.

In fact, from 12 and up to 17 of April there will be a possibility to see and admire four basins of new collection of Ceramica Globo, exposed like in museum. Scenography in the background, emphasizes the shape and essence of the lines. Exclusive models playing with essential shapes, creating new zones of a complement to facilitate the use of the basin. A customizable solution, versatile and multifunctional, those are the milestones of modern design by GamFratesi.

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