DESIGN POD Series 2 with Gam Fratesi

    Episode 18: Luxury product design (GamFratesi)

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    Episode 18: Luxury product design (GamFratesi)

    To conclude series two of DESIGN POD, which has been in association with Minotti London, Editor Hamish Kilburn speaks to Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, based in Copenhagen, to understand the process of product design for the luxury Italian furniture brand, Minotti…

    DESIGN POD Series 2 with Gam Fratesi

    Just weeks before Minotti drops its 2022 Collection in Milan, and to aptly conclude this series of DESIGN POD that has been sponsored by Minotti London, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi joined Editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss their process when it comes to luxury product design.

    The design studio, which was founded in 2006, takes its creative drive from a fusion of tradition and renewal, while also injecting an experimental approach to the team’s chosen materials and techniques. With their dual traditional background, Gam and Fratesi draw on the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach.

    In this special episode of DESIGN POD, the pair discuss each collection that they designed for Minotti, while also giving Kilburn and his listeners a window into the studio doors of GamFratesi.

    In 2019, GamFratesi designed two indoor proposals for Minotti, namely the Angie armchair and dining little armchair and the Shelley armchair, which is also available in the lounge and dining little armchair versions.

    The partnership evolved and was strengthened in 2020 with the launch of the Fynn family of seats, in the armchair, lounge and dining little armchair, bench and coffee table versions. A project characterised by an ultra-light aesthetic, expressed in the indoor and outdoor versions, associating the creativity of fine cabinet-making found in the wooden elements with the sophisticated sartorial elegance of the fabric or saddle-hide coverings.

    Now very much part of the Minotti family of select interior designers, GamFratesi’s latest work for the brand will be unveiled at Salone del Mobile in Milan, where the 2022 Collection of timeless furniture pieces will be unveiled to the world.

    DESIGN POD will be back in July 2022 with series three, which will feature yet more inspirational figures from all corners of the design and architecture arenas.

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