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Apartment in Portofino on Lampoon Magazine special design chapter 

April 2024

Gianfranco Frattini: the apartment-studio in Portofino, conceived as the interior of a vessel projected onto the water and facing directly onto the harbor, was designed in 1971.

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Introducing Grand Sesann by Tacchini

February 2024

Sesann is reborn in new dimensions to offer greater comfort and sensuality with a deep and welcoming seat that further enhances the important volumes of this historic sofa. Grand Sesann thus becomes synonymous with peace and absolute rest, without losing the distinctive features of Gianfranco Frattini’s iconic project and the re-edition already presented by Tacchini in 2015 – such as the tubular metal architecture that envelops the soft shapes and colour combinations and high-impact materials that can be created between the structure, padding, and wooden feet.

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Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024: Aspide lamp re-edited by GUBI

January 2024

The table lamp designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and re-edited by GUBI in 2023 is one of the "best scene setters" in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024.

"We love a bit of drama in the living room. Furnishings with high textural contrast and materiality, such as rich leathers, tubular metals and scorched wood, add a modernist mood to a space. Our edit celebrates the bold and the beautiful, from the matte black, powder-varnished metal silhouette of Studiopepe’s ‘Mr Hide’ room divider, to the cool chromatic curves of Gianfranco Frattini’s ‘Aspide’ table lamp.”

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Gianfranco Frattini Textile Collection protagonist of the Torri Lana 1955 new catalogue

January 2024

The skilful choice of yarns interprets the original intention of the designs, composing a collection that is varied and at the same time coherent in language, inspired by the designer's typical colors reinterpreted in a contemporary key.
The eight drawings recall the names of the most famous public places created by the architect: Saint Andrew's, Stork, Spinnaker, Carillon, Scafandro, Roseberry, Scaletta and Radetzky.

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Gianfranco Frattini. Design 1955/2003 @ ADI Design Museum
January 2024
Gianfranco Frattini. Design 1955/2003 was presented in Milan, at the ADI Design Museum, on 11 January 2024: moderated by the critic and curator Silvana Annicchiarico, Luciano Galimberti, President of ADI, the architect and designer Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, Matteo Pirola, professor of History of design at IULM and Politecnico di Milano, Pierluigi Masini, journalist and author and Matteo Pizzi, general director at Silvana Editoriale.

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Gianfranco Frattini. Design 1955/2003

December 2023

The rediscovery of architect Gianfranco Frattini’s oeuvre continues. Following the success of the exhibition Gianfranco Frattini: ieri, oggi, domani, held at Palazzo Borromeo in Cesano Maderno during Milano Design Week 2023, Silvana Editoriale dedicates a book to the architect and designer. Available in Italian bookstores from December 2023, abroad spring 2024.

Exhibition catalogue edited by: Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Graphic design:
In collaboration with: Marco Frattini, Archivio Gianfranco Frattini, The Digital Circle

Life and other stories 2024
Tacchini Home Collection

November 2023

“A space scenographically styled for the 2022 campaign “Life and Other Stories” with sinuous shapes of Sesann by Gianfranco Frattini making it the absolute protagonist.”

Sesann, Agnese and Lina in the new catalogue of Tacchini.
Ph: Andrea Ferrari

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New bleached ash finish for the Maestro table by Acerbis

Gianfranco Frattini Textile Collection for Torri Lana 1885

April 2023

The textile line “Gianfranco Frattini Collection” has been developed by Torri Lana 1885 in collaboration with Archivio Gianfranco Frattini. It reveals five unpublished and never before woven patterns that the Maestro created in the 70s, together with three patterns Frattini often employed in his interiors projects, all eight of them in new color combinations created by his daughter Emanuela Frattini Magnusson.

Gianfranco Frattini: ieri, oggi, domani

Palazzo Arese Borromeo
Cesano Maderno (MB)
14.04 / 14.05.2023

During the Milano Design Week 2023, set in the frescoed spaces of Palazzo Arese Borromeo in Cesano Maderno, near Milan, this exhibition itinerary narrates the timeless design of Gianfranco Frattini, showing vintage products, contemporary re-editions and inspirations for the future.

Exhibition design: Emanuela Frattini
Graphic design:
Partner: CSAC - Università degli Studi di Parma
Sponsor tecnico: Ebanisteria Kora

Gianfranco Frattini interior designer

October 2022

Third article for the Gianfranco Frattini Archive dedicated to interiors created in his fifty-year career.

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CB2 presents a Gianfranco Frattini collection

September 2022

A collection of furniture, lighting and accessories from Gianfranco Frattini is available at CB2.

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Mondo Reale: Fondation Cartier and Tacchini for Triennale Milano

September 2022

Lina armchair by Gianfranco Frattini is the protagonist of Mondo Reale, presented by The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, as part of the 23rd International Exhibition Unknown Unknowns.

Exhibition project: Formafantasma
Photo: Andrea Rossetti

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Le lampade di Gianfranco Frattini parlavano di futuro

July 2022

All the lighting designed by Gianfranco Frattini told by the magazine that takes care of light.
In closing a few memories shared by Fabio Calvi, who while working for Frattini developed the drawings of the House lamp for Fontana Arte.

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The Monocle Minute On Design

June 2022

“My father didn’t like to apply decoration intentionally,” says Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, daughter of Gianfranco Frattini. “But some of his pieces are extremely decorative in the way that they express their structure. The Meroni table is an example of that.”

“Mixed use”, the Meroni Table designed in 1964 by Gianfranco Frattini told by Stella Roos for the
The Monocle Minute On Design newsletter.

The history of Gianfranco Frattini’s Model 823 bookshelf

June 2022

Designed in 1963, revolutionary in its mobility, this piece of furniture takes the form of a revolving tower on three levels, capable of accommodating books and objects and at the same time serving as a coffee table.

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Textiles by Torri Lana in the projects of Gianfranco Frattini over decades of collaboration.
Exhibition at the Milano Design Week 2022, 6-12 of June, via Pietro Calvi 1, Milano

The synergistic collaboration between Gianfranco Frattini and Torri Lana continues. Textiles of basic patterns, equal parts rigorous and colorful, reflecting Frattini’s typical style have been reinterpreted by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, daughter of the design Maestro, with new color palettes. Comparable to the effect of new clothing, Torri Lana’s refreshed textiles dress a selection of iconic Gianfranco Frattini products which were originally conceived for the new reality of post-war Italian design. They will be on display at the company’s showroom in Milan during the Milano Design Week 2022, from June 6th to 12th.

Le prime luci di Gianfranco Frattini

May 2022

All the lighting designed by Gianfranco Frattini told by the magazine that takes care of light.
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Gianfranco Frattini Jewels at Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza

April 2022

Gold chain designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Giò Caroli in 1975 currently on display in the “Italian Jewels” exhibition at the Vicenza Jewelery Museum.

Oliver sofa at Qurinale Contemporaneo

October 2021

The Oliver sofa designed by Gianfranco Frattini and made by Tacchini is part of Quirinale Contemporaneo 2021, at Sala del Ricordo, Palazzo del Quirinale.

Credit: Massimo Listri, 2021, su concessione del segretariato generale della Presidenza della Repubblica.

Sesann sofa at Spotti Milano

August 2021

The Sesann Sofa by Gianfranco Frattini is the protagonist of the new layout “Tales of Collectivity” by Spotti, together with the Accanta tables designed by Maddalena Casadei for Pretziada.
Ph. Claudia Ferri

Brindisi d'Autore: artist and design glasses from the Bellini-Pezzoli collection at Castello Sforzesco in Milano

June 2021

Three display cases show the rich collection of artist and designer glasses collected by Aldo Bellini and Sandro Pezzoli in twenty years of activity at the renowned "La Scaletta" restaurant in Milan.
The first showcase presents the design glasses, with some of the most famous series of the Carlo Moretti company, pieces by Sergio Asti, Gianfranco Frattini and Matteo Thun.

The glass shown in the exhibition was designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1980 for Progetti.

The Remasters Collection at Spotti Milano

May 2021

Acerbis presents its complete new collection live for the first time ever, with an installation curated by Meda and Lopez Quincoces. The Remasters Collection, which features seven archival masterpieces by the great masters of design, including Gianfranco Frattini, embraces the brand’s visionary heritage, reimagined today with new proportions, new colours, and new materials.

The Maestro table and the Gong low tables are displayed at Spotti Milano until the 29th May 2021.

Kyoto black by Poltrona Frau

April 2021

Kyoto table designed by Gianfranco Frattini is reissued by Poltrona Frau in its 2021 New Collection, presented in black lacquer. Combining Japanese elegance with the tactile richness of solid wood, the iconic piece is revisited for the first time in a new black finish.

Giulia and Gio in L4 project by Atelierzero

January 2021

Giulia armchair and Gio coffee table designed by Gianfranco Frattini and made by Tacchini Italia Forniture spotted in L4 project by Atelierzero.

The house according to Gianfranco Frattini

January 2021

On Living Corriere, a villa in Briosco designed by Gianfranco Frattini that has become the heart of an art foundation, as told by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson and the family who lived there.

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

February 2021

Kyoto table designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1974 for Pierluigi Ghianda and re-edited by Poltrona Frau in 2020 wins the 2021 Wallpaper* Design Award in the Best Woodcraft category: "Inspired by the Japanese workshops he visited in the 1970s, Gianfranco Frattini’s Kyoto table combines a brilliant idea with impeccable craftsmanship, letting the raw materials – solid beech and walnut inserts set with 45-degree joints – do the talking.⁣" 

Archiproducts Design Awards - Winner 2020

November 2020

We are very proud to announce that the Maestro table designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Acerbis and the Kyoto table - originally designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Pierluigi Ghianda and re-edited by Poltrona Frau in 2020 - have been awarded the 2020 Archiproducts Design Award in the Furniture category.

Apartment in Brera

October 2020

On Living Corriere, a small apartment in the city center of Milan designed by Pietro Todeschini, where there are numerous furnishings by Gianfranco Frattini, testimony of the great Italian artisan tradition: the sofa and the leather armchair by Cassina, the sideboard by Bernini, the refined Kyoto table by Bottega Ghianda, now re-edited by Poltrona Frau; the bed, a unique prototype, and the original Boalum lamp designed with Livio Castiglioni, derived from the vacuum cleaner tube.

Gianfranco Frattini, Torri Lana and Dooor

October 2020

A plurality of experiences brought together Torri Lana, Dooor and Gianfranco Frattini Studio in a unique re-enactment of the folding door. Became an iconic design object of the 1960s and introduced within the projects of major Italian and international designers, the folding door is once again a versatile and innovative element for contemporary design. The texture is a tribute to the aesthetic and functional research of Gianfranco Frattini.

Sesann @ Spotti Milano

Viale Piave 27, Milan | 7 — 24 October 2020

The new Tacchini’s collection is displayed inside the whole Spotti Milano store bringing innovative and contemporary design to its interiors.
The timeless silhouette of Sesann makes a statement in a contemporary or modern décor.⁣

Gianfranco Frattini @ Galleria Luisa delle Piane

Marsèlleria, via Paullo 12A, Milan, 2018

Galleria Luisa delle Piane, hosted in the Marsèlleria space in Milan, presents a monographic exhibition dedicated to the architect Gianfranco Frattini.
A selection of historical furnishings designed for the companies with which the architect has collaborated since the mid-1950s and which marked the beginning of the contemporary concept of Industrial Design, the close collaboration between the figure of designer and the company.

Ritrovare Gianfranco Frattini

Villa Reale di Monza, 2018

The exhibition Ritrovare Gianfranco Frattini, curated by Marco Romanelli, is the first monographic exhibition in the world dedicated to Gianfranco Frattini after his death.

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