Agnese is a faithful reissue of the Gianfranco Frattini design, nominated for a Compasso d’Oro in 1956. The armchair is painstakingly true to the original design, right down to details such as the hand-sewn stitching on the armrests. It features a light frame in ash wood, which elegantly supports the backrest and the seat with its armrests and cushion. A matching pouf is also available, again produced to Frattini’s original design.

Designer: Gianfranco FrattiniYear: (1956) 2014
Technical overview

Cod. OAGN84
W 84 D 76 H 73 cm
H seat 44 cm

Cod. OAGNP57
W 57 D 51 H 42 cm

Materials and finishes
Internal frame: birch plywood 12 mm thick.
Padding: differentiated - density polyurethane foam.
Base: open pore stained solid ash wood.
Upholstery: non removable cover.

Birch plywood 34%
Upholstery 28%
Polyurethane 23%
Solid ash wood 15%

Gianfranco Frattini

Gianfranco Frattini was born in Padua, Italy, on 15th May, 1926. He graduated in Architecture, at the Politecnico, Milan, in 1953. At the end of the 50’s, he is one of the founders of ADI, Association for Industrial Design. Frattini opened his own studio in Milan, after working in the office of his teacher and mentor Gio Ponti. In few years, he became an industrial designer, well-known worldwide. Among his many successful projects, in 1956 designed the chair model 849, nominated for the “Compasso d’Oro” Prize. Now, this armchair, which takes shapes from the original design, is proposed by Tacchini with the name of “Agnese”.