Pair of Lounge Chairs Model '849' by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina
Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, pair of customizable '849' easy chairs, walnut and fabric or leather, Italy, 1956.
Wonderful pair of chairs by Gianfrano Frattini for Cassina that will be reupholstered in our in-house atelier following your preferences. The green chairs are an example of how the chairs can look after upholstery. Please note that you will purchase the brown chairs shown in the last two images.
This model features a walnut frame which holds the seat and backrest. A shell forms the seat in an elegant way, where the seat rests on the wooden frame and the armrest flow smoothly over. The other shell forms the backrest, which is also kept in place by the frame. The 849 chair won the design award 'Compasso d'Oro' in 1956.
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. Literature: 'Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-80' , page 190, Gramigna Giuliana. Mondadori Editore, Milan 1985.