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Scandinavian values meet Italian tradition in Fynn, a project created by combining fine cabinet-making in the wooden elements and sophisticated upholstering with fabric or saddle-hide.
The signature element of the Fynn seats is the armrest, elongated and slightly curved, rounded and smooth to the touch, 100% handmade. Its precise, well-defined line identifies the whole family of seats, in the two Fynn and Fynn Saddle-Hide versions. Covered with the exclusive fabrics and saddle-hides in the collection, it fully expresses the high level of the elegant sartorial process which has always been Minotti’s distinguishing mark.
The family comprises armchairs, lounge and dining little armchairs, benches, footstools and coffee tables.
The Fynn armchair and little armchairs feature an ultra-lightweight aesthetic with a simple structure in ash wood with Liquorice colour stained finish. This hosts a padded seat and backrest cushion, designed as a single element. The informal rigour with which Fynn hosts the upholstered element designs a comfortable seat that almost cradles the body, wrapping it in the warmth of the wooden structure.
In the Fynn Saddle-Hide version, a single saddle-hide element incorporates both the seat and backrest. The armchair and lounge little armchair have separate padded cushioning, which is optional in the dining little armchair.
The saddle-hide covering comes in an extensive colour palette: Burgundy, Ash, Dove Grey, Sage, Mud, Moka, Black, Bulgarian Red, Moss Green, Green, Pewter, Corten, White and Grey.
The Fynn conceived for the dining area includes the version with fully padded shell and, alternatively, the Saddle-Hide version with or without cushion.
The Fynn family of seats is completed by a footstool and some benches of different sizes, all with a cushion except for the benches in the Saddle-Hide version, which have a structure with a slightly concave top, combined with a saddle-hide covering that envelopes it like exquisite leather.
The coffee tables also share the same line as the wooden armrest, which designs a slight curve also found in the structural and side parts. The central part of the coffee table is enhanced by the presence of the top in Calacatta marble, creating a sophisticated combination of materials.
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.