This sofa has a rigid exterior with an enclosing shape, and a much softer and intimate interior, which suggests a protective function and encourages a sense of curiosity.
Haiku Sofa is a small sofa with a rigid, enclosing exterior and a softer, intimate interior. The sofa’s function is to protect and to encourage a sense of curiosity. The sofa is inspired by haiku, a traditional, compact and evocative form of Japanese poetry. This inspiration is reinterpreted in the aesthetics and form of the sofa, where GamFratesi have addressed the contrast in the combination of textiles.
Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi spend many hours in their workshop, engaged in experiments and hands-on work with projects and materials. For them, it is crucial to understand every process and technique in depth, as they believe that a full understanding of tradition is required to move beyond and expand tradition.
Their works often revolve around contrasts. GamFratesi take a stringent approach to the exploration of the borderland between harmony and disharmony in the form of materials, proportions and technologies. They share a deep respect for the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition and a fascination with the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach.
GamFratesi’s design has been exhibited in a number of venues, including the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Trapholt and the Danish Design Centre.
Stine Gam, b. 1975, Danish architect, and Enrico Fratesi, b. 1978, Italian architect and designer.