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Icons at The Conran Shop: Beetle Dining Chair

Inspired by the shape, shell and structure of the eponymous insect, the Beetle Dining Chair by GamFratesi is now available in a fresh new colour palette.

Danish-Italian design duo, GamFratesi, found the anatomy of the beetle captivating. Reflecting the form of the beetle, the chair’s structure is composed of different plates separated by thin sutures, channeling the external shell that supports and protects the animal’s body.

Extending the offering of Beetle Chair colours, the new season hues are a refreshing palette of dusty pinks, muted greys and mossy greens: the perfect way to breathe new life in to your interior for spring.


The Beetle Dining Chair | Images courtesy of Gubi

The Beetle Dining Chair | Images courtesy of Gubi


Finished with velvet upholstery and piping, the refreshed Beetle Dining Chairs are supported on a moulded veneer shell linear powder-coated legs, with other variations offering brass-plated legs, leather upholstery and alternative colour options.

First launched at Milan’s Mindcraft12 exhibition, the design of the Beetle Chair reinterprets the characteristic elements of the insect’s body: rigid on the outside and soft within, while maintaining optimum comfort and superior functionality.


“Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising. Often it takes just a small detail to achieve or break an expression, and we are very curious about that.”



GamFratesi | Image courtesy of Gubi

GamFratesi | Image courtesy of Gubi


The GamFratesi studio was founded in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Based in Copenhagen, the young design house draws on traditional Danish furniture and craft heritage, as well as archetypal Italian design concepts and their Beetle Dining Chair is a contemporary classic in the making.


Explore The Conran Shop's full collection of Beetle Chairs in store or online.