Violin Dining Chair (Fully Upholstered)

Violin is a modern dining chair with an old soul. It seeks to distill with the fewest number of ingredients possible the archetypal Scandi dining chair, without losing the sense of poetry for which designers, GamFratesi, are known. All fine lines and delicate flourishes, its name references the two parallel lines that extend from the backrest, inspired by the two strings of a Violin. This simple gesture also creates a half backrest which allows the sitter to easily twist around to chat with the person next to them.

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In designing the Violin Chair, architects Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi set out to distil the archetypal form of a chair into its purest representation, without ever losing the sense of character for which they have become renowned. The result is a new typology for the GUBI Collection: an understated half-arm dining chair that epitomizes GamFratesi’s craftsmanship, creativity, and material understanding, with enough poetry to make the piece feel fresh, light and contemporary.

The name references the two parallel lines that that extend from the backrest to a horizontal bar below the seat, evoking two parallel strings on a violin, or even a tuning fork. It was these two lines, in the form of two pencil marks on the very earliest sketch, that provided the initial spark of inspiration for the design. The musicality of the name resonates with a chair that reflects a musical instrument in its geometry, symmetry and craftsmanship.

Further details such as the gentle curves at either side of those elegant parallel bars imbue the chair with a distinctive sense of character. This refined detail gives the Violin Chair its decorative signature as well as providing functional support for the backrest. The craftsmanship involved in creating the chair’s branching form, without welding for mechanical fixtures, sees a solid piece of steel divide into two very fine lines, giving an expression of filigree imbued with formal simplicity.

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This listing refers to the more voluminous edition of the Violin chair. Thanks to its fully upholstered back and superb ergonomics, it can serve as both dining chair and armchair.
The tapered legs of the powder-coated steel frame are light on the eyes and hands, making it easy to move within the home.
The seat upholstery is available online in Gubi Light Boucle Wool (37% linen, 31% cotton, 19% viscose, 10% polyester, 3% assorted fabrics), Gubi Harp fabric (70% cotton, 15% acrylic, 8% polyester, 5% wool, 2% polyamid), Gubi Velvet (100% cotton), Dedar Karakorum Wool (42% wool, 33% viscose, 24% cotton, 1% nylon) and Sørensen Dunes Leather (European raw hide, Aniline leather, chrome-free).

It is also available with a wooden backrest — please see separate listing for this item.

Dimensions

W 58 x D 55 x H 76 cm. Seat height: 45 cm.

Delivery Times

6-8 weeks

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Not all Gubi products are available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London based showroom. For more information, or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise, please call 020 8421 1779 or use our handy live chat feature to speak with a design expert immediately.

Year of design

2021

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Production time for this item is 6-8 weeks.

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About GamFratesi

GamFratesi studio was established in 2006 by Stine Gam, from Denmark, and Enrico Fratesi, from Italy. This influential duo both have backgrounds in architecture and have a studio based in Copenhagen, although they are constantly travelling between Italy and Denmark for development and research of new projects.

GamFratesi create furniture that is based on an understanding of their dual-traditional background. From this cross-cultural approach, they have been able to create furniture that illustrates the processes and techniques that are required to make it.

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About Gubi

Gubi are on a continual quest. A journey. Fuelled by a passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making, they've made a distinctive name for themselves in the international design arena as a dynamic design force to be reckoned with.

Gubi see themselves as treasure hunters, where curiosity, courage and intuition are key components for their success. They believe design is all about discovering gems and following your instincts. It involves travelling, searching and finding long-lost remnants from the past as well as contemporary, cutting-edge designs from new artists on the horizon.

The result is an eclectic, intercontinental collection that blurs the lines between the past and the future.

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About GamFratesi

GamFratesi studio was established in 2006 by Stine Gam, from Denmark, and Enrico Fratesi, from Italy. This influential duo both have backgrounds in architecture and have a studio based in Copenhagen, although they are constantly travelling between Italy and Denmark for development and research of new projects.

GamFratesi create furniture that is based on an understanding of their dual-traditional background. From this cross-cultural approach, they have been able to create furniture that illustrates the processes and techniques that are required to make it.

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About Gubi

Gubi are on a continual quest. A journey. Fuelled by a passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making, they've made a distinctive name for themselves in the international design arena as a dynamic design force to be reckoned with.

Gubi see themselves as treasure hunters, where curiosity, courage and intuition are key components for their success. They believe design is all about discovering gems and following your instincts. It involves travelling, searching and finding long-lost remnants from the past as well as contemporary, cutting-edge designs from new artists on the horizon.

The result is an eclectic, intercontinental collection that blurs the lines between the past and the future.

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