Gianfranco Frattini, Design 1955/2003 – Silvana Editoriale

SKU: ISBN 9788836656103


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[Author: Emanuela Frattini Magnusson]
This book traces the professional and personal journey of Gianfranco Frattini, an industrial designer with a functional approach, known for his sense of measure and extensive experimentation with materials and forms. His work reflects the culture of total Italian design, marginally influenced by contemporary trends.

Gianfranco Frattini (Padua 1926 – Milan 2004), trained at the school of Rationalism at the Milan Polytechnic, a pupil of Portaluppi and Ponti – who welcomed him as a collaborator in his studio from his university years – was an industrial designer with a functional approach, a reflection of that culture of the total project of typically Italian tradition. This volume traces his professional and personal journey, following his evolution through the study of his projects. Throughout his work there remains a constant sense of measure, as well as a detachment from trends, which influenced him only marginally. In fact, Frattini went so far in experimenting with materials and forms that he represented the most concrete sense of design.

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Dimensions 19.50 × 29 cm

Paperback with dust jacket


Italian, english




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Silvana Editoriale was founded in 1948 by Amilcare Pizzi, as a way of remembering his daughter Silvana, who died prematurely in 1944. Through his commitment and passion, Pizzi expanded its business by publishing books of enormous value. In the mid-90s, Silvana redefined its publishing strategy, embarking on a path of growth and development on the national and international markets, focused on the fields of art, design, architecture and photography, all of which is documented in the on-site catalogue. Today, Silvana Editoriale publishes more than 400 titles a year in collaboration with Foundations, Research Institutes, Universities and Museums across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.