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Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

Cologne 2011: the Rewrite desk by Copenhagen designers GamFratesi (see our earlier story) has been put into production by French brand Ligne Roset.

Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

The desk has a cave-like shield on top to create a private working environment.

Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

This fiberglass cocoon is covered in foam and woolen fabric, while the desk itself is made of walnut.

Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
Rewrite by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

A slit in the back of the surface accommodates cables while a lacquered steel container underneath hides laptop transformers and loose wires.

See the prototype in our earlier story.

The product was shown at imm cologne, which took place 18-23 January.

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Here's a little information from Ligne Roset:

GamFratesi is a design agency which was founded in Copenhagen in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. This Italian-Danish coupling brings together two gifted European design traditions: a magical union between Southern and Northern design. And the result: the Rewrite desk, designed like a bubble, a little jewel of modernity and softness.

Those who work from home do not necessarily want their living rooms to resemble an open plan office! At once aesthetic and functional, this astonishing study cocoon, covered in a sound-absorbing woollen material, is perfect for preserving both concentration and intimacy.


The soundproofed ball affords protection from both light and external noises and also dampens sounds emanating from within it. The natural, precious materials of which it is composed, walnut and Kvadrat Divina wool, reinforce the overall feeling of softness and security.

The astonishing appearance arises from the unexpected meeting between the déjà-vu and a surprising new element: the desk section is quite traditional in terms of its shape and materials (a wooden table), but when one adds its bubble, it breaks free of all historical or proportional references.

The functional aspect is covered by a lacquered metal chest, fixed beneath the desk, which conceals transformers and electrical cables, and by a slit cable port in the top of the desk. Whist staying connected, the user can isolate himself and construct for himself a very private space which is nonetheless still linked to the outside world...Thanks to its rounded shape, the Rewrite desk can be located as a ‘point’ anywhere in a room, be it living room, bedroom or even a large hallway.

Rewrite has already been displayed at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen.

Desk with legs in solid walnut and top in walnut veneered MDF, with the exception of the slit cable port in the rear section which is made from solid walnut. Ball/screen in fibreglass clad in polyether foam and Divina craie on both its internal and external faces. Chest in white lacquered steel to take transformers and cables, located beneath the top.

See also:


Jean Nouvel for
Ligne Roset
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
for Ligne Roset
Inga Sempé
for Ligne Roset