Why Are We Seeing 'Beetle Chairs' Everywhere And Where Did They Originate?

Find out from the creators of this prolific chair design.

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GamFratesi for GUBI

Take a good, hard scroll through your feed of choice — Instagram, Pinterest, whatever floats your boat! — and odds are you'll see these chairs everywhere. They've got a slightly mid-century feel with graceful modern lines; AKA it's a unique piece of furniture that's bound to leave an impression. But where exactly did the design originate? We got right to the source: , the Copenhagen-based design firm that created the Beetle Chair for design company .

"We first found inspiration in the anatomy and aesthetic of the beetle," according the the founders, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. "We reinterpret the beetle’s hard and characteristic shell and structure in a chair that, like an actual beetle, has a hard exterior and a soft interior. This insect has a very delicate form, but with an important functional aspect."

Although GamFratesi and GUBI are the geniuses behind the original, they're flattered that their design has taken off. "It is an honor for us to see the chair often in very different contexts and unexpected variations, but always keeping the unique and recognizable spirit of the beetle."

Here are 9 of our favorites on the market right now.

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1 Beetle Dining Chair
beetle chair
GamFratesi

$1,150, GamFratesi for GUBI


2 Fully Upholstered Beetle Dining Chair
beetle chair
GUBI

$1,1059, GamFratesi for GUBI

3 Bordeaux Chair
beetle chair
CB2

$749, CB2

4 Clarisa Upholstered Dining Chair
beetle chair
AllModern

$459.98, AllModern

5 Globus Chair
beetle chair
Design Within Reach

$195-$395, Design Within Reach

6 Jane Dining Chair
beetle chair
West Elm

$449, West Elm

7 Alain Desk Chair
beetle chair
AllModern

$199.99, AllModern

8 Astor Faux-Fur Accent Chair
beetle chair
Horchow

$499, Horchow

9 Rounded Back Linen Dining Chair
beetle chair
Skyline Furniture

$540, Skyline Furniture via Gilt

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