Gianfranco Frattini for Cantieri Carugati Desk in Cherry
Gianfranco Frattini for Cantieri Carugati, writing desk, cherry, metal, Italy, 1958
This piece of furniture is based on a solid construction featuring straight lines and right-angled shapes. Functionality comes into play through the availability of storage space and a well-sized table top to work on. The drawers are equipped with minimalistic metal handles and are constructed through box joints. Frattini placed the cabinet on a well-proportioned base that lifts up the piece in an architectural manner and shows wonderful lines and constructive highlights. Overall, an elegant monumental work that elevates your study room.
Cantiere Carugati established their furniture business in 1925 and worked with prominent architects and designers in designing hotels, office spaces, shops, and ships. In the post-war era, they created a series of furniture in the Italian region Rovellasca (Como), which was a great success.
Gianfranco Frattini (1926-2004) was born in Padua and studiesd architecture at the Milan Politechnico. After his studies, Frattini started working for Gio Ponti until 1956. Afterwards, he opene his own practice in Milan and began creating his own desgins. His work is mostly part of the generation that created the Italian design movement of the late 1950s through the 1960s. The designer eventually died in Milan in 2004.
Please note that this item is in good, used condition.
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