There is one thing I believe, that every room deserves one iconic piece of furniture. A piece of “furniture art” that is to be cherished and passed down through generations, remaining relevant regardless of time and place. And this is certainly true of furniture from the Modernist era which has become certified works of art. Forever changing the face of furniture design.
The Modernism era took place beginning in the late 19th century, designs limited only by the imagination. Then with the introduction of mass production and new techniques, the Modernism movement has continued to evolve. Giving birth to new designs, shapes, and an impressive fusion of materials. One of our recent favorites is the Beetle Chair, the creation of Enrico Fratesi and Stine Gam.
“There is one thing I believe, that every home deserves one iconic piece of furniture.”- The Ace of Space
Designed in 2013 and presented at Milan’s annual Mindcraft exhibition, this chair is destined to join the ranks of the iconic furniture designs such as Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair and the Florence Knoll Sofa. Inspired by the shape, shell, and structure of the eponymous insect, the Beetle Chair reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetle’s body. Perfectly linked, rigid on the outside and soft within, the ideal marriage between comfort and functionality.
The Beetle Chair continues its mercurial rise showing up on the glossy pages of the most prestigious shelter magazines and featured in the room designs of contemporary design talent. So read on to find out why The Beetle Chair is the subject of this week’s “Icons of Style.”
The Standard Hotel, Copenhagen
Simplicity, minimalism, and functionality all hallmarks of true Scandinavian design executed beautifully at The Standard.
Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris
The boutique hotel Le Roch Paris maintains a rare balance between the comforts of home and world-class service. The Beetle Chairs in contrasting shades of pink, emerald green, and cobalt add a touch of updated Parisian elan.
The Socialite Family
When California cool meets Parisian chic.
Haymarket by Scandic, Sweden
A tropical print on the Beetle Chair backs add an exotic touch to the seating area at the Haymarket.
Designer/ Lambs & Lions
Earthy palettes with dark contrasts define the newly refurbished Mauritzhof Hotel in Munster. The Beetle Chair makes the perfect addition…
Hotel Bachaumont/ via Petite Passport/ Designer-Dorothee Meilichzon
The contemporary & deco inspired design includes touches like Beetle chairs in bright fabric prints and a vibrant pattern on the banquette.
The Beetle Chairs add organic warmth to the quiet drama of this dining space.
Design/ YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona-Photo/ Garate Hausmann
The Beetle Chair in classic gray in this Barcelona-based apartment.
Designer/ Lisa Galano
This is the newly renovated kitchen of Inna DiGeronimo via GUBI Official. From the thick slab of gorgeous marble to the gold accents, this kitchen is both architecturally and visually stunning, the Beetle Chairs are the perfect complement. I love the contrast between the straight lines of the chevron patterned hardwoods against the organic freeform of the marble.
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