Model 849, one of his most famous armchairs, was designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1956. Awarded honorable mention at the 3rd Compasso d’Oro, Agnese is an Italian design icon whose appeal is timeless. His spirit of innovation is exemplary, even today. The upholstered seat and backrest are supported by an ash wood structure. The combination of the various materials, the contrast between the geometric lines of the base and the soft cushioned parts, the extraordinarily simple construction details in their uniqueness represent the signature style of a true master of design. Agnese blends timeless ergonomics and functionality with elegant, recognizable aesthetics. Perfect complement to the chair is the matching upholstered ottoman.

Designer: Gianfranco FrattiniYear: (1956) 2014

Cod. OAGN84
W 84 D 76 H 73 cm
H seat 44 cm

Cod. OAGNP57
W 57 D 51 H 42 cm

Materials and finishes
Internal frame: birch plywood 12 mm thick.
Padding: differentiated - density polyurethane foam.
Base: open pore stained solid ash wood.
Upholstery: non removable cover.



Birch plywood 34%
Upholstery 28%
Polyurethane 23%
Solid ash wood 15%

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”.