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Gianfranco Frattini

Gianfranco Frattini
Gianfranco Frattini is an industrial designer with a degree in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic. Frattini first worked for Giò Ponti, his teacher and mentor, and then opened his own professional studio in Milan. He focuses almost his entire work activity on industrial design and then mainly on interior design. In 1954 he began his collaboration with Cesare Cassina and later with many other producers and companies such as Arteluce, Acerbis, Fantoni, Luci, Knoll, Lema, Bernini. In 1956 he co-founded the Industrial Design Association. He then worked for a long time in the wood sector with master craftsman Pierluigi Ghianda. Gianfranco Frattini has won numerous awards and received important prizes such as the Golden Compass. He died in Milan in 2004. For Artemide he designed the Magaron floor lamps and the famous Boalum lamp, together with his colleague Livio Castiglioni, which immediately entered the history of world design for its twisted tube shape.
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