Serie 500

Still considered today one of the most characteristic and complete collections ever designed by Frattini, Serie 500 was born from careful observation of the need for a new way of living, and new functions filtered by the designer’s aesthetic sensitivity and his historical memory. Serie 500 writes another page in the collaboration with the Gianfranco Frattini Archive and a new chapter in the history of Tacchini: storage cabinets. Traditional elements are reinterpreted in new functions. Unexpected compartments open the doors of memory and recall the warmth of home. The first two pieces re-edited by Tacchini, the sideboard, Model 500/3, with three container elements with shutters and the high sideboard, Model 500/4, with two-plus-two shutters, were designed following a concept of modularity ante litteram, which begins with a bench element – a curved wooden base strengthened by a T-shaped element that makes it non-deformable – and then involves the addition of various modules in length and height.

Designer: Gianfranco FrattiniYear: 2024

Cod. 503CR210
W 210 D 52 H 74 cm

Cod. 504MD140
W 141 D 52 H 119 cm

Materials and finishes
Serie 500/3: three-unit sideboard with shutters and drawers in the left compartment; glass or wood shelves available as optional.
Serie 500/4: four-piece sideboard with shutters and drawers in the lower left compartment; glass or wood shelves available as options.


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”.