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1926
Born in Padua, Italy




Gianfranco Frattini, 1944


1946-1953
Degree in Architecture, Milan Politecnico

1952-1956
Apprenticeship with Gio Ponti

1954
Armchair, Mod. 830. Cassina
Armchair, Mod. 831. Cassina
Sofa, Mod. 836. Cassina (Nominated for the Compasso d'Oro Prize)
Table. Cantieri Carugati

1956
Armchair, Mod. 849. Cassina
Apartment, Bergamo



Gianfranco Frattini (L) with Cesare Cassina (R) c. 1957


1957
Desk, Mod. 530. Bernini
Table, Mod. 740. Cassina
Sofa, Mod. 872. Cassina
Armchair, Mod. 877. Cassina
Apartments (5), Milano

1958
Cutlery (con Franco Bettonica). Lagostino
Furniture Showroom, Magno, Napoli
Furniture Showroom, Misura, Bari

1959
Co-founded ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale)
Armchair in Wicker. Bonacina
Sofa, Mod. 807. Cassina
Sofa, Mod. 881. Cassina
Sofa, Mod. 882. Cassina
Chair, Mod. 101. Cassina
Chair, Mod. 102. Cassina
Restaurant, Stork Club, Milano

1960
Chair, Mod. 107/107P. Cassina
Bookcase, Mod. 540. Bernini
Cabinets, Mods. 503/504. Bernini
Table, Mod. 522. Bernini
Desk, Mod. 535. Bernini
Wardrobe, Mod. 591. Bernini
Bed, Mod. 581. Bernini
Wood Wall Divider. Cantieri Carugati
Apartments (2), Milano
Furniture showroom, Ambienti, Milano
Furniture showroom, Hobby Moda, Genova
Hotel, Europa Palace Hotel, Anacapri

1961
Lamp, Mod. 597. Arteluce
Desk, Mod 804. Bernini
Desk, Mod. 807/801/803. Bernini
Swivel Chair, Mod. 112. Cassina
Clothing store, Abolaffio, Genova




Gianfranco Frattini (R) with Cesare Cassina (3rd from right) c. early 1960s


1962
Chair, Mod. 114. Cassina
Whisky bottle and leather container for the Stork Club. John MacLeod & Co.
Apartment, Napoli
Apartment, Roma

1963
Lamp Faretto 44. Arteluce
Revolving bookcase, Mod. 825. Bernini
Revolving cabinet, Mod 831. Bernini
Screen. Cassina
Protective helmet. Montecatini
Ashtray. Cinzano
Containers. Henraux
Opener. Stilodomus
Silver container. Argenteria Miracoli
Condominium, Pesaro
Villa, Meda, Milano
Restaurant, St. Andrews, Milano

1964
Table, Mod. 775. Cassina
Desk, Mod. 804. Bernini
Wicker Chair, Mod. 670. Bonacina
Chair & sofa, Mod. 907. Cassina
Armchair, Mod.908. Cassina
Table, Mod. 775-776. Cassina
Chest, tables & lamp. Meroni & C
Apartment, Cervinia
Villa, Grosseto

1965
Garden table & chair, Mod. 916. Cassina
Apartment, Anacapri
Restaurant, bar Lo Scafandro, Portofino, Genova
Clothing store, Le Zanzare, Genova

1966
Mirror. Arform
Sofa, Damecuta. C&B
Tables, Mod. 780. Cassina
Textile Showroom, Texital, Milano

1967
Table, Mod. 786 - Marema. Cassina
Bookcase. Bernini
Villa, Milano
Music shop, Marangi, Martina Franca, Taranto
Fireplace shop, Superior, Roma

1968
Screen, Mod. 835. Bernini
Clothes Stand, Mod. 840. Bernini
Table, Mod. 784 (Dalles). Cassina
Nightclub, Nepentha, Milano

1969
Vase Marco e contenitori. Gabbianelli
Apartment, Milano
Clothing store, Pucci, Portofino, Genova

1970
Armchair & Sofa, Sesann (Mod. 595). Cassina
Tables, Mods. 621/622. Cassina
Tables, Mods. 725/726. Cassina
Tables, Mods. 720/721. Cassina
Furniture, Larco. Molteni
Lamp, Boalum. Artemide
Lamp, Aspide. Leuka
Lamp, Lucilla. Leuka poi Tronconi
Door Handle, Evoè. Artemide
Apartment, Milano
Restaurant, Riservino, Carate Brianza, Milano

1971
Furniture, Series 560. Bernini
Lamp, Gecko. Leuka
Lamp, Cobra. Leuka
Lamp, Naja. Leuka
Cutlery. Ricci & C.
Silver containers & plates. Ricci & C.
Apartment, Milano
Apartment, Portofino, Genova
Restaurant, Spinnaker, Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova
Clothing store, Guarnera, Milano

1972
Silver chess pieces. Ricci & C.
Apartment, Milano
Apartment, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzola, Trento
Jewelry store, Thomas Guardi, Torino
Jewelry store, Thomas Guardi, Genova
Perfumery, Maestrini, Locarno, Canton Ticino, Svizzera




1973
Coordinated silver tableware. Ricci & C.
Jewelry store, Parodi, Genova
Restaurant, Radetzky, Milano

1974
Table, Kioto, Ghianda
Table, Kioto, Knoll
Candlesticks. Progetti
Photo frames. Progetti
Boxes. Progetti
Furniture, Damete. Citterio
Apartment, Milano
Apartment, Portofino, Genova

1975
Jewelry. Gio Caroli
Screen. Ghianda
Vases. Progetti
Containers & boxes. Progetti
Jewelry store, Gio Caroli, Milano
Jewelry store, Fasano, Torino
Jewelry store, Veronesi, Cortina d"Ampezzo

1976
Table, Quadrilatero. Lema
Table, Marostica. Lema
Furniture, Nuela. Lema
Letto/Bed, Bumper. Lema
Products
(box, trays, containers, mirror and baskets).
Projects
Apartment, Milano
Apartment, Genova
Apartment, Sestri Levante, Genova
Apartment, Torino
Apartment, Brescia


1977
Apartment, Portofino, Genova
Apartment, Brescia
Apartment, Portofino, Genova
Apartment, Milano
Restaurant, La Scaletta, Milano

1978
Desktop objects. Carrara e Matta
Table, Ito. Tarzia
Apartment, Milano
Apartment, Locarno, Canton Ticino, Svizzera
Villa, Taranto
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Dusseldorf

1979
Floor Lamp, Megaron. Artemide
Bed, Clarissa. Flou
Furniture, Symbio. Former
Floor Lamp, Veronica. Lucitalia
Wall lamp, Daniele. Lucitalia
Table lamp, Abele. Lucitalia
Floor Lamp, Ignazio. Lucitalia
Cups, glasses & coasters. Progetti
Apartment, Montesolaro, Milano
Apartment, Portofino, Genova
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Milano
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Rapperswil
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Verona


1980
Wall lamp, Megaron. Artemide
Bed, Duna. Bellato
Bookcase. Bernini
Office chair. Fantoni
Tables, Luigi. Ghianda
Nightstand, Portofino. Ghianda
Sofa, Tati. Insa
Table lamp, Noa. Lucitalia
Ceiling lamp, Germana. Lucitalia
Glasses & glass containers. Projects (Permanent Collection MoMA)
Apartment, Carate Brianza, Milano
Villa, Anacapri
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Genova

1981
Furniture, Ovunque. Bernini
Furniture, Materita. Bernini
Bookcase, Practica. Bernini
Chairs, Mods. 830 + 832. Bernini
Furniture, Cardine. Bellato
Table, Genone. Bellato
Wall & floor lamp, Caltha. Lucitalia
Floor lamp, Aloe. Lucitalia
Floor lamp, Adonis. Lucitalia
Products
(screen, salad bowl, ramekins & tray).
Projects
Exhibition space, Nazareno Gabrielli. Ghianda
Apartment, Portofino, Genova
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Napoli
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Pisa
Clothing store, Gabrielli, Roma

1982
Blown glass bottles. Progetti
Dimmer, RT3. Relco
Garden lamp, Tivoli. Superior
Apartment, Milano

1983
Desk, Sesamo. Bernini
Wall lamp, Ala. Lucitalia

1984
Table, Cerry. Cassina
Armchair, Hotel Hilton, Tokyo. Cassina
Hotel Hilton, Tokio

1985
Table, Capri. Cassina
Chair, Caprile. Cassina
Desking & office collection. Knoll

1986
Table, Proust. Acerbis
Tables, Tria. Acerbis
Apartment, Milano
Villa, Brianza

1987
Tables, Gong. Acerbis
Bookcase & desk, Proust. Acerbis
Armchair & soda, Bull. Cassina
Furniture, I Bagatti. Fantoni
Wall lamp, Tiara. Artemide
Apartment, Meda, Milano
Villa, Cabiate, Milano
Travel agency, Turismatica, Milano




Gianfranco Frattini 1999


1988
Floor, wall, and ceiling lamp, Acheo. Artemide
Apartment, Meda, Milano

1989
Marble table, Yoni. Acerbis

1990
Door handle, Otto. Fusital
Objects. Richard Ginori
Table, Easy. Casigliani
Villa, Abu Dhabi, UAE

1991
Table, Portofono. Ghianda
Office chair, Cavaliere. Kron

1992
Furniture, Policarpo. ICF
Armchair, Lalanda. Kron
Apartment, Pavia
Hotel, Country Hotel Borromeo, Peschiera Borromeo, Milano

1993
Washroom accessories, Siro. Valli & Valli

1994
Apartment, Stresa, Verbania

1995
Wicker chair, Cecilia. Bonacina V&C
Table, Oliver. Ghianda

1996
Furniture, Zigguratt. Poliform
Armchair & sofa, Ciak. MatteoGrassi

1997
Table, Maestro. Acerbis International

2000
Lamp, House. Fontana Arte



Gianfranco Frattini by Roberto Sambonet



2003
Lamp, Letizia. Lumina
Armchair, Lalanda (2nd vers.). Kron
Armchair, Remo. Polflex
Armchair, Carolina. Porada Arredi
Chair, Lodovica. Porada Arredi
Casa unifamiliare, Vernazza, La Spezia
Preliminary design of restaurant, Yokahama, Giappone

2004
d. Milan


SOURCES
Gramigna, Giuliana & Federica Monetti. Gianfranco Frattini: Architetto d'interni e designer. FrancoAngeli: 2007

Santini, Pier Carlo, Ed. Gianfranco Frattini . Edizioni Biblioteca dell'Immagine: 1988






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