In designing the Gubi Violin Chair, Gam- Fratesi wanted to distil the archetypal shape of a chair into its purest appearance, without losing the designer's typical character for which it has become famous.
The name violin refers to the two parallel lines that extend from the backrest to the horizontal bar under the seat, reminiscent of two parallel strings on a violin or even a tuning fork. It was these two lines, in the form of two pencil marks on the very first sketch, that provided the first spark of inspiration for the design.
This voluminous fully upholstered version offers extra comfort.
Material: black matt powder-coated steel.
Dimensions fully uph: H: 75 cm; B: 58 cm; D: 55 cm Seat height: 48 cm. Chair from €739
Dimensions wooden back and only seat uph.: H: 74 cm; B: 52 cm; D: 53,5 cm Seat height: 48 cm. Chair from oiled oak €809,- and oiled walnut €879,-
Material: fabric, wood and steel. Delivery time 6-8 weeks.
*Made to order product.
About the designers:
Gubi has been working with the Danish-Italian design duo Gam-Fratesi since the beginning of their studio. With their own dual heritage, Gam-Fratesi shares GUBI's ability to fuse seemingly opposing concepts: classic and contemporary, intellectual and eclectic, understated and expressive, fabricated and crafted.
These dualities, as well as their constant desire to challenge the status quo with respect for what has gone before, are embodied in the Violin Chair.