Every year the 25 international editorial offices of the Elle Decor magazine select projects of excellence in the interior design sector for the EDIDA (Elle Decoration International Design Award). This year the award for the 2013 Young Design Talent category was given to GamFratesi, a studio in Copenhagen belonging to the Danish architect Stine Gam and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Work by GamFratesi is structured around a constant curious dialogue as a reasoned synthesis of their two respective cultures. They prefer the Scandinavian method, where intimate knowledge of materials is teamed with formal simplicity and marked, sensitive emphasis on research into concept. For Euroluce 2013, GamFratesi designed Cheshire for FontanaArte, a family of table, floor and suspension lamps inspired by the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Cheshire combines the studio’s Nordic imprint, with its simplicity and functional aspects with the strong dose of irony lent by the image of this cat. A lamp that the magazine Wallpaper selected for “The W* House”, Wallpaper’s web feature that chooses and publishes favorite design pieces for each room in the home.
Cheshire by GamFratesi