Fronzoni ’64 Lounge Chair
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.
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.