Gianfranco Frattini 'Sesann' Sofa in Night Blue Leatherette
Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, sofa 'Sesann', dark blue leatherette and chrome-plated steel, Italy, 1969
This Postmodern two-seat sofa is designed by Gianfranco Frattini, the 'Sesann' works from the idea of informal sitting where everything has a soft line and is bulky. It is the materialisation of the new idea of interior design, were the items were part of a larger playful living landscape instead of being a rationalist object in itself. The mass of the material and the backrest is supported and contained by a chrome metal armor. The uncanny, original design that consists of the large cushions, the tufted surface creates an vibrant appearance. It has a lot of resemblances with the Soriana sofa by Scarpa, that was designed in the same year.
Please note we have a second sofa in our collection, which were originally a set.
Gianfranco Frattini (1926-2004) was an Italian designer and architect. Similarly to many other architects, Frattini became an interior and Industrial designer because he missed the specific furnishings for his buildings. Frattini was a very skilled woodworker and was a student of Gio Ponti. His style can be defined by its architectural structure and playful lines.
- Graminga, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L'Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 174.