Fronzoni “64 Bed
The Fronzoni ’64 Bed is available in three sizes ranging from a single, matrimonial and finally a Euro King. The frame and legs are made of square metal tubing and include cross bracing across the bottom of the end legs for additional support. The Bedstead is made up of wooden slats. The complete unit is available in matte anthracite or matte white lacquer finish.
Fronzoni’s work was deeply influenced by both Mies van der Rohe’s and Marcel Breuer’s philosophies of synthesis and subtraction and is evident in his minimalist ’64 Collection designed in 1964 for Cappellini that included a coffee table, dining tables of various sizes, a dining chair, a lounge chair, and even beds of varying sizes. Fronzoni used squared tubular steel to render rectilinear shapes that function as the outlines of his furniture, defining planes of space. These slim-profile outlines create an exquisite levity within the resulting objects – their respective support structures allow the viewer to literally see through them. Examples of Fronzoni’s ’64 Collection are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums worldwide.
Born in 1923, A.G. Fronzoni, Angiolo Giuseppe Fronzoni was an Italian designer known for his work in graphic design, publishing, industrial design, architecture, and design education. He opened two studios in his lifetime. He spent much of his career educating others while working as a Professor at various design schools during the 1970s. He later opened his own school in 1982, La ScuolaBottega. Fronzoni believes it is essential to pass on the knowledge one gains throughout their career. His publishing work consists of editing and creative directing for Punta and Casabella. His industrial design work includes the Quadra Lamp, designed in 1963, the Form Zero 63+65 suitcase series for Valextra, as well as the Series ’64 furniture line - which is still in production today with Capellini.