A reissue of an original 1957 design by Gianfranco Frattini, the shape and spirit of Giulia are as contemporary today as ever. The armchair with footrest is the perfect combination of beauty, comfort and harmony. The shell, which echoes and renews the shapes of a classic reading chair, stands on a wooden base, essential in defining the aesthetic of this design classic, which Frattini aptly dedicated to the wife of his teacher and guide, Gio Ponti.

Designer: Gianfranco FrattiniYear: (1957) 2016
Technical overview

Cod. OGIU86
W 86 D 95 H 104 cm
H seat 43 cm

Cod. OGIUP57
W 57 D 51 H 42 cm

Materials and finishes
Internal structure: 30 mm thick fir plywood.
Padding: differentiated-density polyurethane foam.
Base: open pore stained solid ash wood.

Polyurethane foam 35%

Fir plywood 24%

Upholstery 22%

Ash wood 15%

Elastic belts 4%

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”.