Stine Gam studied interior design at Cape Collage Cape Town South Africa in 1999 before continuing at the Architecture School of Århus, Denmark. During an exchange year at the Coex Studio in Turin, Italy she met Enrico Fratesi who was on his way for one year of studies in Denmark.
Gam continued to the Fumihiko Maki Studio in Tokyo and the Universitá di Architettura in Ferrara, Italy before completing her master’s in furniture design in Århus in 2005. The following year she and Enrico Fratesi founded the design studio GamFratesi in Copenhagen. Their first joint exhibition was at the young designers Greenhouse during Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2007, where they were spotted by Swedese, and the following year the armchair Cartoon was put into production. Cartoon was made of a straight wooden base with a characteristic wide upholstered back. Cartoon is a part of the collection at the Museum for Furniture Studies in Stockholm.
In 2011 and 2012 GamFratesi was a part of the exhibition Mindcraft, organized by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces where they met producer Gubi, who came to produce their Beetle chair. They also received a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2011, and in 2014 GamFratesi were the Guest of Honor at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
The GamFratesi studio has worked with international brands such as Poltrona Frau, Porro, De Padova, Louis Poulsen, Gebruder Thonet Vienna and Cappellini. GamFratesi also works as exhibitions designers and interior architects with clients such as Hermés and Kvadrat as well as several restaurants and public spaces.
Since 2009 GamFratesi has received several prestigious awards such as the Walk the Plank Award (2009), Selection Compasso d’Oro for the ADI Chariot Trolley (2013), the Finn Juhl Prize (2015) and the Bruno Mathson Prize (2018).
GamFratesi's chair Cartoon was a part of the Female Traces exhibition at the Museum of Furniture Studies in 2019/2020.