Scandinavian values meet Italian tradition in Fynn, a project created by combining fine cabinet-making in the wooden elements and sophisticated upholstering with fabric or saddle-hide.
The signature element of the Fynn seats is the armrest, elongated and slightly curved, rounded and smooth to the touch, 100% handmade. Its precise, well-defined line identifies the whole family of seats, in the two Fynn and Fynn Saddle-Hide versions. Covered with the exclusive fabrics and saddle-hides in the collection, it fully expresses the high level of the elegant sartorial process which has always been Minotti’s distinguishing mark.
The family comprises armchairs, lounge and dining little armchairs, benches, footstools and coffee tables.
The Fynn armchair and little armchairs feature an ultra-lightweight aesthetic with a simple structure in ash wood with Liquorice colour stained finish. This hosts a padded seat and backrest cushion, designed as a single element. The informal rigour with which Fynn hosts the upholstered element designs a comfortable seat that almost cradles the body, wrapping it in the warmth of the wooden structure.
In the Fynn Saddle-Hide version, a single saddle-hide element incorporates both the seat and backrest. The armchair and lounge little armchair have separate padded cushioning, which is optional in the dining little armchair.
The saddle-hide covering comes in an extensive colour palette: Burgundy, Ash, Dove Grey, Sage, Mud, Moka, Black, Bulgarian Red, Moss Green, Green, Pewter, Corten, White and Grey.
The Fynn conceived for the dining area includes the version with fully padded shell and, alternatively, the Saddle-Hide version with or without cushion.
The Fynn family of seats is completed by a footstool and some benches of different sizes, all with a cushion except for the benches in the Saddle-Hide version, which have a structure with a slightly concave top, combined with a saddle-hide covering that envelopes it like exquisite leather.
The coffee tables also share the same line as the wooden armrest, which designs a slight curve also found in the structural and side parts. The central part of the coffee table is enhanced by the presence of the top in Calacatta marble, creating a sophisticated combination of materials.
Minotti and GamFratesi began collaborating in 2018.
The design of GamFratesi, architecture firm established in 2006 in Copenhagen by Italian-Danish duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, is rooted in the perfect fusion of tradition and innovation, craftsmanship and technology, rigour and poetry.
With their different cultural backgrounds, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi model their creative intuitions into designs that draw from both the classic decor and artisan tradition of Denmark and the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach.
A tried and tested melting pot of styles, expressed in furniture, objects, and installations with a silent, never shouted elegance, in the production techniques used and in the meticulous attention to detail applied to the creations. The result is a sophisticated interpretation of Scandinavian minimalism, with subtle, yet striking Nordic hints.
In 2019, GamFratesi designed two indoor proposals for Minotti, namely the Angie armchair and dining little armchair and the Shelley armchair, 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 characterized 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.