GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedese
GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedese
apr 19, 2013

GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedese

GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedeseimage © designboom




a simple broom is composed of three main elements: the bristles–which are used for sweeping up debris and dust–that are inserted into a wooden or plastic component attached to a cylindrical handle in aluminium or wood, and a hole or string that is used for hanging it on a hook when not in use. with their design ‘baffi’ for swedese, GamFratesi exploit the later of the three, extending the opening so that it double functions as the handle, enhancing the overall purpose and characteristics of what is considered a mundane object. the danish-italian duo’s expressive interpretation of this cleaning tool is made from a solid piece of ash; the brush consisting of a combination of natural horsehair with a small percentage of synthetic fibres to keep its rigidity. accompanied by a circular hook for hanging ‘baffi’ when not in use, the peg has a graphic presence on the wall when the broom is absent. ‘baffi’ was presented at the 2013 salone del mobile

GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedesethe broom’s handle and ‘hole’–for hanging it on the wall–can be slung over one’s shoulder to easily carry it aroundimage © designboom


GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedesedetail of the horsehair brushimage © designboom

GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedese‘baffi’ broom by GamFratesi for swedese


GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedesethe broom is accompanied by a circular peg for hanging it on the when not in use


GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedesethe round hook offers a graphic visual of a dot on the wall when the broom is absent


GamFratesi: baffi broom for swedesesketch

  • This is a bad design with a nice hipster photo. Completely nonsense!

  • Just from a structural standpoint, if one hand is holding the top of the broom, and the other is holding it further down, thus allowing us to make an efficient sweeping motion, the top hand is essentially an anchor point and the lower hand must be on the same axis in order to make the broom effectively sweep forward. But now that there is a distance from the center line of the broom, the force is instead partly used in rotating the broom about your top hand, which means you have to now additionally counteract that force while you do the regular sweeping. more work, no reason. Some things are designed well as they can be, lets not forget the fundamental principles that allow them to work.

    maynard james keenan
  • Very clever…


    kosmadopou despina
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