Beetle Dining Chair - Front Upholstered, Conic Base, Veneer Shell

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Why We Love It

In 2013, GUBI and GamFratesi introduced the Beetle Chair to the world, and a modern classic was born. Now, a decade later, the studio has reimagined their landmark design concept in 3D veneer – giving the Beetle a bold new natural expression and further emphasizing its status as an archetypal design, open to interpretation in any number of materials. The veneer edition takes the organic, nature-inspired form of the original Beetle shell, and adapts it to accommodate the realities of working with veneer. The result translates the Beetle’s distinctive curves into a molded wooden shell, giving the chair a new material aesthetic without compromising the comfort for which it has become renowned, and expanding the design’s relevance to even more interior settings.

  • Strikingly simple in form but full of personality, GamFratesi’s Beetle Collection combines crafted details and advanced manufacturing technologies to produce something truly original: a highly versatile, extremely comfortable, and beautifully expressive chair inspired by the forms of nature.
  • Perfectly tailored to the human form, the flexible and yet robust shell enables the back to tilt in micromovements inspired by the articulated shell of a beetle and provides unparalleled comfort, even over prolonged sitting periods.
  • The Beetle Chair’s shell can be customized in a vast variety of materials and colors, while bases are available in a range of carefully considered finishes, making it possible to put your personal touch to the chair and create one of a kind.
  • With so many combinations possible, there is a Beetle for every occasion, whether at home, work or in hospitality settings.
  • Available in oak or American walnut, the Beetle in 3D Veneer is made of responsibly sourced FSC® Certified wood.
  • Sleek and elegant conic metal base supports a molded veneer shell. Shell exposed at back; front with dual layers of foam, upholstered in fabric or leather upholstery.
  • Further customization including COM / COL available with extended lead time, subject to MOQ requirements, suitability testing and approval.
  • Plastic glides included as standard; felt glides available upon request.
  • It's possible to change and upgrade legs and upholstery over time to give the Beetle Chair a different expression and new life.
  • Parts can be separated and sorted for recycling, Beetle shells are made of 100% recyclable polypropylene.
  • If out of stock, item typically arrives in 13 - 15 weeks – contact us for details.


Created By


GUBI is the global design house where timeless modern icons and the creative talents of today meet and mingle – a century of design brilliance in one daring, definitive, and ever-evolving collection. Positioned at the point where the beauty of history meets the thrill of right now, GUBI is the creative force and curator behind the world’s most extraordinary design from the 20th century onwards. As well as rediscovering and reintroducing lost treasures of design history for the present generation, GUBI collaborates with a hand-picked global roster of visionary design studios to create icons for tomorrow.