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Fron­zoni 64 lounge chair

c. 1964

by A.G. Fronzoni
for Cappellini

Fron­zoni 64 lounge chair

by A.G. Fronzoni
for Cappellini

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The Fron­zoni 64 lounge chair that features a recti­lin­ear frame in squared tubular steel – discreet, under­side slats support a thin profile seat cushion expanse in polyurethane foam with two recti­lin­ear squared bolsters that func­tion as back­rest cush­ions. All uphol­stery covers are remov­able. The Fron­zoni 64 lounge chair is avail­able with a choice or black or white matte lacquer frame as well as black or white uphol­stery in a choice of leather or synthetic leather as well as a select cotton fabric.

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 geomet­ri­cal expres­sion and levity within the forms – their respec­tive support struc­tures allow the viewer to liter­ally see through them. Exam­ples of the Fron­zoni 64 collec­tion are included in the perma­nent collec­tions of numer­ous museums worldwide.

A.G. Fronzoni

Italy (1923–2002)

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.

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