GamFratesi: The Scandinavian Approach
In 2006, the Danish architect Stine Gam and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi founded the GamFratesi agency in Copenhagen. Stine Gam was born in 1975 in Copenhagen and finished her studies at the school of architecture in Aarhus, Denmark, in 2006. While still studying, she trained and worked as an architect in Italy and Tokyo. Enrico Fratesi, born in 1978 in Pesaro, finished his university studies in architecture in Florence and Ferrara in 2007. While still at university, he trained and worked as an architect in Stockholm and Denmark. Work by GamFratesi is structured around constant curious dialogue as a coherent synthesis of their respective cultures. They prefer the Scandinavian approach, where close familiarity with materials is linked to formal simplicity, with marked sensitive focus on conceptual research. GamFratesi have received significant awards including Vico Magistretti Award by De Padova, the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture’s Good Design Award, Best Danish Designer 2012 by Bolig magasinet, ‘Walk the Plank award 2009’ and Best Danish Designer 2009 by RUM.Young Designer of the Year 2013, EDIDA (Elle Decoration International design award).