A project inspired by the aesthetic of mid-century Scandinavian stoneware vessels.
« We have always been fascinated by their sculptural clean lines, the combination of texture on the surface, the play of natural colors, with sophisticated crafted glaze color variations. When several vessels are arranged together, they become more than decorative, a composition of stoneware expresses a simple picture of meditation. The collection is a tribute to these artists and the sculptures that they have given us in our homes« .
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 studio was founded in 2006 by danish architect Stine Gam and italian architect Enrico Fratesi. the studio is based in Copenhagen, though Gam and Fratesi are continuously travelling between Italy and Denmark for development and research of new projects.