Designed in 2013 and first presented at Milan’s annual Mindcraft exhibition, the Beetle Swivel Chair in premium Sierra cappuccino leather is the creation of young design duo, Enrico Fratesi and Stine Gam, and is inspired by the shape, shell and structure of the eponymous insect.
GamFratesi found the anatomy of the beetle captivating; the structure is composed of different plates separated by thin sutures, and it is this external shell that supports and protects the animal’s body. All of these elements are perfectly linked and work together in a way that fascinated the designers.
The design of the chair reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetle’s body: rigid on the outside and soft within, while maintaining optimum comfort and superior functionality. The seat shell of the Beetle Swivel Chair is created using laminated moulded veneer, and shaped with sumptuous padding for ultimate comfort.
The chair is upholstered in a luxurious Sierra cappuccino leather, which is impeccably finished with intricate black leather piping, while the swivel base features sleek black powder-coated steel legs that would accent any workspace or living area.
Also available in black powder-coated steel or polished brass four-legged models with velvet upholstery in assorted colours.