Agnese by Gianfranco Frattini for Tacchini
One of Gianfranco Frattini designs is being revived by Tacchini. The Agnese armchair is produced in a very accurate way and with extreme fidelity to the original design created in the 50’s.
After Achille Castiglioni and Franco Albini, Tacchini is focusing on Gianfranco Frattini, one of the major protagonists of Italian Design from the ’50s to the beginning of 2000.
Tacchini collaborated with the Gianfranco Frattini Archivio to bring back to life one of Frattini’s most representative designs: the armchair 849, that received big interest during the Compasso d’Oro in 1956.
The “new” version called the Agnese armchair was produced in a very accurate way to the original design. The Armchair structure is made of ash wood with different finishes. The shell, the backrest and the armrest finishes all have a sartorial seams forming a perfect combination with the structure. The armchair is also accompanied by a matching ottoman.
A pupil of Giò Ponti, Gianfranco Frattini was a designer and architect at the same time. He was an expert of traditional wood manufacturing but at the same time he enjoyed experimenting with innovative technologies. Gianfranco Frattini was among the founders of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) and from his studio in Via Sant’Agnese in Milano he collaborated with some of the most famous manufacturers in the world.