Gianfranco Frattini
Design 1955/2003

  • Edited by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
  • Binding Paperback with jacket
  • Size 19,50 x 29 cm
  • Pages 176
  • Illustrations 175
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836656103
  • Price € 32,00  € 30,40
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Gianfranco Frattini (Padova 1926 ― Milan 2004) studied Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, mentored by Portaluppi and Ponti, who invited him to collaborate in his studio while he was still a student. A pragmatic industrial designer, Frattini embodied the typically Italian approach to design as a total project. This book recounts his professional and personal journey, following his evolution through the analysis of his works. They consistently reflect a sense of moderation and a deliberate distance from prevailing trends, which had only minimal influence on his design projects. Frattini’s experimentation with materials and forms was so wide reaching that it could define the process of design in its most tangible meaning.

Gianfranco Frattini, my father
Emanuela Frattini Magnusson

The sense of design
Massimo De Conti

The role of the Studio / Archivio
Alessia Interlandi

The textile research Massimo Belotti

A new model of living
Ryan Turf

The design
Maria Chiara Manfredi

Photos by Max Pescio

Product sheets

Project sheets

The CSAC archive
Margherita Monica and Matilde Alghisi

Domestic interiors
Susanna Beatrice Lubiana and Benedetta Patella