Shelter

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, sofa and love seat, in a broad array of colors and finishes, from leather to fabric.

Designer: Noé Duchaufour-LawranceYear: 2014
Technical overview

Cod. OSHE69
W 69,5 D 85 H 114,5 cm
H seat 41 cm

Cod. OSHE60
W 60 D 51 H 41 cm
H seat 41 cm

Materials and finishes
Armchair
Internal frames: cold foam with metal inserts.
Headrest internal material: polyurethane foam including a metal plate 365 × 80 mm thickness 2 mm painted col. black.
Base: 4 star swivel metal base powder-coated painted or chromed.
Upholstery: non removable cover.
Ottoman
Internal frames: cold foam with metal inserts.
Base: 4 star swivel metal base powder-coated painted or chromed.
Upholstery: non removable cover.
Base:

Cold foam 47%

Metal components 35%

Upholstery 18%

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Designer and interior architect, Noé Duchaufour–Lawrance has defined his own language using natural shapes which are supple, organic, fluid and structured at the same time. A double passion for the material and for the shape embodied by a double faceted course of studies: first of all following a course in Sculpture on Metal (at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art), then design at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In response to a creative family environment (his father was a sculptor), Noé Duchaufour–Lawrance very quickly displayed an unusual aesthetic quality, which stands out, beginning with the restaurant Sketch in Soho in 2002. He established his own design studio the following year and has henceforth seized each project as a real opportunity to define an aesthetic quality of his own, to design harmonious objects and areas with an aim to establish an emotional bond with nature.