This is the Copenhagen-Based Duo that Designed harlan+holden dine
February 1, 2018
From a fashion line to a full-blown lifestyle brand, harlan+holden broke the internet when they opened their first ever restaurant, harlan + holden dine. Located in the Rockwell Glasshouse, harlan+holden dine is a visual marvel. The place is so Instagram-worthy that waiting in line for a table is definitely worth it.
The IG-famous spot is designed by a Copenhagen-based design firm called Gamfraseti. The design firm is no stranger to nominations and wins from design awards across the world. They’ve collaborated with famous furniture brands like Lignet Rose, Capellini, and Porro among others. Established in 2006, it is the brainchild of Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian Architect Enrico Fratesi, hence the moniker.
“From this cross-cultural substrate they create furniture that respectfully reflects tradition while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist idiom.” Gamfraseti
The iconic sofa in harlan+holden dine is from Gamfraseti’s collaboration with Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, it’s called the Targa Sofa. The furniture line is composed of a sofa, a chair, and a study. It was first showcased in a trade fair in Milan back in 2015. The rattan-accented seats might have been designed abroad, but they definitely have that Filipino touch, making them a perfect attion to the Makati-based cafe. If you find that couch pretty, you’re not the only one. In 2016, Elle Decor awarded the Targa Sofa as the furniture of the year.
Prior to harlan+holden dine, the firm has designed multiple restaurants around the world. Their designs are modern and minimalist, often playing with a monochrome palette and accents of cool colors. Their simple style definitely matches with harlan+holden’s minimalist theme as a brand. Both see the beauty in simplicity, the luxury of the best quality, and the importance of design in life.