Giulia

A re-edition of the famous Model 877 by Gianfranco Frattini, from 1957, named for the wife of Gio Ponti, the designer’s great teacher and mentor. Giulia is Frattini’s modern interpretation of the classic wing-back armchair and is one of the historic examples of Italian-made design.
The designer uses clear, pronounced geometric lines to interpret the spacious and deep softness typical of this type of armchair with its high back and lateral headrests. The shell is all one piece with the wing-like armrests and sits on a sleek wood structure. The structural elements are an integral part of the elegant esthetic of the piece, as is the decorative detail of the wood screws, left exposed, to delight the attentive eye. The chair was featured in many of the leading interior decor projects by Frattini throughout the 1960s. Upholstered in leather, faux-leather or fabric, Giulia comes in a vast array of finishes and colors, suited to contemporary settings with a sophisticated vibe.

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.
Base:

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”.