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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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.