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Sesann Lounge Chair

c. 2015

by Gianfranco Frattini
for Tacchini

Sesann Lounge Chair

by Gianfranco Frattini
for Tacchini

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The Sesann Lounge Chair was orig­i­nally created by Gian­franco Frat­tini in 1970 for Cassina. Recently rein­tro­duced by Tacchini, this lounge chair is an example of Frattini’s exam­i­na­tion of form and func­tion. The key design element of this chair is the archi­tec­tural tubular steel that frames the soft uphol­stery for seating. Frat­tini reduces the tradi­tional struc­ture of a lounge chair to create a unique and mini­mal­ist form. By playing with the volume and soft­ness of the cush­ion­ing against a rigid frame of steel tubing, Frat­tini has devel­oped a design that is visu­ally and concep­tu­ally elegant. The Sesann lounge chair is avail­able in a wide range of tubular steel finishes and colors as well as a variety of upholstery choices.

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Gianfranco Frattini

Italy (1926–2004)

An Italian designer, Gianfranco Frattini was best known for his work as both an architect and an industrial designer. Born in Padua in 1926, he studied under Gio Ponti before opening his own architecture practice. Frattini found his way into industrial design when he came across a gap in design for lighting and furniture for his interior spaces. Thus began a wide array of collaboration with many furniture design houses, including Cassina, Bernini, Arteluce, Fantoni, Artemide, and Knoll. In 1956, he became one of the founding members of the Association of Industrial Design. Notable furniture pieces include the Boalum Lamp in 1969 and 780/783 a set of low beechwood and black lacquer tables.

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