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A saddle-hide or leather element designs a wing that embraces the armchair, sustaining the frame like a sculptural bustier, characterised inside by the inviting softness of the seat and backrest. Behind the apparent simplicity of the design lies an advanced technological process used to make both the padding with different textures of foam and the saddle hide or leather bustier, made using two different Baydur® moulds, which perfectly follows the curved line of the armchair.

 

The GamFratesi studio, signing the design, worked on the idea of contrast, emphasising it and juxtaposing the stiff frame of the saddle hide or leather element with the softness of the upholstered part, which can also be seen on the back, so setting the scene for interesting colour combinations of saddle hide and fabric.

 

The legs are in Pewter-coloured die-cast aluminium and a unique bow-shaped frame connects the feet at the rear, emphasising the curve of the saddle hide or leather body. 

 

The family of products includes an armchair, accompanied by a footstool, and a lounge armchair, both with the same features and in different sizes, now joined by the Angie Cover version upholstered entirely in fabric or leather.

 

The presence of saddle hide is not only a distinctive feature of the GamFratesi studio’s involvement in the creative team of Minotti, but also breathes new vibrancy into a piece with classic forms, offering a palette of different shades.

 

Designer

GamFratesi

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. 

Angie armchair

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