BY POLTRONA FRAU
The purity of light, and glass blown by Venice’s master craftsmen.
The minimal design of GamFratesi captures the exact moment when the blowing technique gives the glass its shape. The project is inspired by an ancient art translated into a simple yet contemporary language.
Delicate and irregular globes seem to float out of a slender leather arm suspended in the air by the force of gravity. When lit, the lamp blossoms with an even and diffused light, which enhances the faded tones of the outer glass and its gradual transparency.
The lamps are available in three sizes, small, medium and large, which can be arranged in a range of configurations. As well as an individual lamp, the design can also be arranged in linear compositions of three globes or hanging arrangements with three or five globes.
Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 90 years of history. This expertise, perfected through time, continues to be passed down by master craftsmen from generation to generation.
Today, as in the past, this heritage of knowledge and skill is captured within each piece of Poltrona Frau furniture.
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. It aims 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.