It’s often said that curiosity is a designer’s greatest skill. As such, inspiration can be found in the most unexpected of places, be it a bicycle frame, a bat or a beetle. And while each of these objects has lead to a revolution in seating, it’s the latter two that we’ll be celebrating today.
First debuted in 2013, the Beetle Chair was among the most popular designs of the last decade. It’s sculpted shells introduced a newfound softness into Scandi design while single-handedly kickstarting the velvet revolution. In 2019, it was joined by the Bat Chair, the perfect partner for the stylish Beetle.
As we embark on a new decade, GamFratesi and Gubi have got together to reveal three new colourways for the Bat and Beetle. A mix of warm earthy tones, cool coastal hues and monochromatic moments, the new palettes emphasise the collections’ svelte curves, carving out a new visual language for two perenially popular designs.