Violin Dining Chair - Seat Upholstered, Wood Backrest

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Why We Love It

Light, fresh and elegant, the characterful and comfortable Violin Chair from Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi resonates with bold creativity with pure craftsmanship.

Like its musical namesake, the Violin Chair’s design is a harmonious duet of form and function. Two parallel lines extending from the backrest echo the strings of a violin, while also providing essential support. Elegant flourishes of detail, such as the gentle curves where the lines meet the horizontal bar, give the chair a refined but unmistakable character, where the classical counterpoints the contemporary.

The gently tapering, powder-coated steel legs support a generous seat and an embracing half-arm backrest, designed such that the chair may be used both as a dining chair or an armchair, without compromising on comfort in either setting.

Available fully upholstered, with a multitude of fabrics and expressions to choose from, or with an upholstered seat and oiled oak or oiled walnut backrest, the dynamic and highly durable Violin Chair can be tuned to match your interior style and vision, whether at home or hospitality settings.

  • The Violin Chair is an understated half-arm dining chair that epitomizes GamFratesi’s craftsmanship, creativity, and material understanding, with enough poetry to make the piece feel fresh, light and contemporary.
  • The name references the two parallel lines that extend from the backrest to a horizontal bar below the seat, evoking two parallel strings on a violin.
  • Details such as the gentle curves at either side of the elegant parallel bars imbue the chair with a distinctive sense of character.
  • The Violin Chair's minimalist profile, especially seen from the side where the lines cross, is an updated take on modernist geometry.
  • The elegantly tapered legs of the powder-coated steel frame support a generous rounded seat and an embracing backrest that extends to support the forearm, elbow or hands as an occasional armrest.
  • Available both with an upholstered seat and slender steam-bent oiled oak or walnut backrest, and the more voluminous edition in which both the seat and backrest are upholstered.
  • A broad range of leather and fabric upholstery offer customization options to reflect any interior style.
  • Plastic glides included as standard; felt glides available on request.
  • Production times for custom, made to order items may vary—contact us for details.


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