Agnese by Tacchini Italia
1956 | 2014
Tacchini's constant and passionate research about furniture design always brings the company to discover new shapes, materials and creative personalities, but also to rediscover historical design masters. After Achille Castiglioni and Franco Albini, this time Tacchini's focus is Gianfranco Frattini, one of the major protagonists of Italian Design from the '50s to the beginning of 2000. A pupil of Giò Ponti, he was a designer and architect at the same time. He was an expert of traditional wood manufacturing but at the same time he enjoyed experimenting with innovative technologies. Gianfranco Frattini was among the founders of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) and from his studio in Via Sant'Agnese in Milano he collaborated with some of the most famous manufacturers in the world. Tacchini collaborated with the Gianfranco Frattini Archivio to bring back to life one of Frattini's most representative designs: the armchair 849, that received big interest during the Compasso d'Oro in 1956.
Even if Tacchini presents it today with a new name, Agnese, the armchair is produced in a very accurate way and with extreme fidelity to the original design. The ash wood structure has different finishes whilst the shell, the backrest and the armrest finished with sartorial seams come together in harmonious combination. Moreover, following from Frattini's original project, the armchair is accompained by a matching ottoman. Agnese is just the beginning of a comprehensive project that aims to support the revival of a great designer's style but also an entire atmosphere of interior decor.
Designer: Gianfranco Frattini
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