Sesann Armchair

An icon of Italian design in the 1970s, the Sesann collection by Gianfranco Frattini was part of a new vision of contemporary living in which ergonomics were adapted to social change, ushering in a way of sitting that is more relaxed and less stiffly formal. Today, as then, it is an open invitation to the beauty of comfort in its most authentic expression. Sesann is the absolute epitome of softness. Frattini’s gifted design concept produces seating elements with sensual, generously harmonious, inviting shapes. It features an exposed, wrap-around chrome or powder-coated tubular metal structure that contains and sculpts the upholstery, becoming one with it in a huge, soft, seamless embrace. The upholstery, embellished with extremely sophisticated detailing, is completely handcrafted with extraordinary artisan skill, making it a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Sesann is available as an armchair and a sofa three and two seaters, in a broad array of colors and finishes, from leather to fabric.

2D and 3D files available upon request: please contact info@tacchini.it

Designer: Gianfranco FrattiniYear: (1970) 2015
Technical overview

Cod. OSES110
W 110 D 94 H 67 cm
H seat 38 cm

Materials and finishes
Internal frame: cold foam with backrest insert and seat in polyurethane foam. Seat in 18 mm thick poplar plywood and solid fir wood with elastic belts.
Base: tubular metal frame Ø 20 mm powder-coated painted or chromed.
Feet: open pore stained solid ash wood.
Upholstery: not removable.
Base:
Feet:

Polyurethane foam 26%

Upholstery 24%

Foam 21%

Metal 11%

Poplar plywood 7%

Ash 4%

Solid pine wood 4%

Elastic belts 3%

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”.