GamFratesi has designed the Coupé bed for Poltrona Frau which, as its name suggests, pays homage to the classic padded elegance of the great sports cars. Clean and distinct aerodynamic lines, upholstered by hand using soft Pelle Frau® leather, delineate an intimate and comfortable space designed for two.
Particular attention has been focused on the relationship between the headboard and the bed frame: two distinct geometric forms which, while maintaining their individuality, meet harmoniously in a subtle game of balance and power that exalts the fluid and compact lines of the overall design.
The frame of the Coupé bed, rigorous and minimalist, is softened by the precious Pelle Frau® leather upholstery which completely covers its surface. The precious stitching converges towards the leather headboard which is made from solid beech, birch plywood and infill produced from hardboard panels, and lightly padded with polyurethane foam. The two moulded lateral parts are made from moulded polyurethane foam. An inclusive and welcoming design that embraces the bed without overpowering it. The soft horizontal cushion with removable fabric cover becomes part of the headboard thanks to a strip of velcro at the top and two metal plates at the bottom. The different textures and materials of the upholstery underline the purity of the design and the balance of proportions. The slender metal feet with gunmetal grey finish add extra sleekness and lightness to the structure, which is made from spruce blockboard and poplar plywood and strengthened with steel sheet structural elements painted black. The Coupé bed is suitable for bed bases and mattresses of 200 cm or 210 cm in length, with the exception of the "Queen-size" and "King-size” versions.
GamFratesi is a Copenhagen-based design agency comprising architect Stine Gam (born in Denmark in 1975) and industrial designer Enrico Fratesi (born in Italy in 1978), who met while studying architecture in Italy and founded their design agency GamFratesi Studio in Copenhagen in 2006. Using their dual cultural backgrounds, they fuse classic Danish craft traditions with a timeless Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. Their designs are characterised by an honest, natural expression, and the desire to communicate a story through the use of tradition, innovation and functionality. GamFratesi have received international recognition and they have exhibited work all over the world. For Hay, they have designed the Silhouette Sofa and Tulou Table.