Tacchini is part of Quirinale Contemporaneo

Quirinale Contemporaneo is an initiative of the President of the Republic to promote Italian art and design within the Quirinale. It is a collection that represent the Italian excellence in the field of art and design: the interior design project expresses the artisan tradition in fine workmanship, as well as the industrial quality of the most advanced technology. Curated by Cristina Mazzantini, head of the Quirinale Cultural Heritage, includes several icons of Italian design, both industrial products and art design collections: our Oliver sofa, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1957 was selected to be part of the exhibition.

An important recognition of the path taken by Tacchini in preserving the identity and heritage of Italian design

Oliver, designed by Gianfranco Frattini

A re-edition of the legendary Model 872, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1957, the Oliver sofa embodies the inseparable fusion of form and material in the renowned Italian designer’s aesthetic concept. The visual lightness of the solid structure in powder coated or chrome steel artfully balances the sophisticated artisan craftsmanship in the hand-tufted seat and backrest, upholstered in leather or fabric. The wood feet, crafted in stained ash, emphasize the constructive and aesthetic attention to detail characteristic of Frattini’s work. An iconic example of contemporary Italian design, Oliver blends the simplicity of uncluttered elegance and unpretentious comfort, flawlessly constructed.

Palazzo del Quirinale, Sala del Ricordo, Oliver sofa by Gianfranco Frattini, photo Massimo Listri, 2021, courtesy of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic
Tacchini catalogue T’20 vol. A (.pdf)
Tacchini Design Classics
Tacchini Domestic Collection