Gianfranco Frattini

Gianfranco Frattini is an industrial designer with a degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano. Gianfranco Frattini first worked for Giò Ponti, his teacher and mentor, then opened his own professional studio in Milan. He focuses almost all of his professional activity on industrial design, then mainly on interior design. In 1954 he began his collaboration with Cesare Cassina and later with many other producers and companies like Arteluce, Acerbis, Fantoni, Luci, Knoll, Lema and Bernini. In 1956 he co-founded the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. He then worked for a long time in the wood sector with master craftsman Pierluigi Ghianda. Gianfranco Frattini has won numerous awards such as the Compasso d’Oro. He died in Milan in 2004.