Vintage lounge Space Age Alpaca Velvet Sesann 1970s


About this vintage design furniture

The was designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina. The chrome tubular cage is also in perfect condition, without rust or oxide. Sesann is characterized by an organic and informal shape and is defined by the tubular metal detail that wraps around the soft, padded seat. In the 1970s, the Cassina catalogue contained two space-age chromed lounge solutions: the "Soriana" series by Afra & Tobia Scarpa and the "Sesann" series (consisting of a two-seater sofa, a three-seater sofa, a chaise longue and a coffee table). Gianfranco Frattini (15 May 1926 - 6 April 2004) was an Italian architect and designer. He was part of the generation that created the Italian design movement from the late 1950s to the 1960s. Gianfranco Frattini was born in Padua, Italy, on May 15, 1926. He graduated as an architect from the Politecnico di Milano in 1953. Frattini opened his own professional practice in Milan, after working in the office of his teacher and mentor Giò Ponti. Frattini became an industrial designer by default when he lacked appropriate lighting and furniture for his interiors. His collaboration with Cesare Cassina for his homonymous company began in 1954, followed by collaborations with many other manufacturers, such as Bernini, Arteluce, Acerbis, Fantoni, Artemide (for whom he designed the historic Boalum lamp with Livio Castiglioni), Luci, Knoll, Lema and many others. In 1956 he co-founded the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale and throughout his career he practiced industrial design and architecture, focusing mainly on interiors. He was a member of the board of directors of the Triennale. A great connoisseur of wood craftsmanship, he has forged a long and fruitful professional partnership with the master craftsman of Bovisio Masciago (Milan), Pierluigi Ghianda. The glass objects designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Progetti are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Boalum lamp (with Livio Castiglioni) produced by Artemide is in the collection of the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Literature: Giuliana Gramigna, Federica Monetti. Gianfranco Frattini: interior architect and designer. 2007-01-01, FrancoAngeli.

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101 cm
70 cm
100 cm
Gianfranco FRATTINI
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About the designer

Gianfranco FRATTINI

1926 - 2004
Gianfranco Frattini is a 20th-century Italian designer. He was part of the Italian design revival movement that began in the late 1950s.
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