GamFratesi took inspiration from nature; specifically referencing the shapes of branches and leaves to create the smoothly curved Edaha chair for Japanese brand Koyori. The chair is made entirely from veneer wood, and the designers aimed for it to look industrialised yet express the beauty of nature.
We wanted to create a structure that gently supported the suspended seat just like a leaf on a branch. The project was an industrial challenge, a concept that would challenge materials and technologies.
GamFratesi studio was founded in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. The studio is based in Copenhagen. With their dual traditional background, Stine and Enrico draw on the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. From this cross-cultural fusion they create furniture that respectfully reflects tradition while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist idiom.