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Sesann Chair

Sesann Lounge Chairs
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in BANGALOW, NSW
Original ‘Sesann’ lounge chairs designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1970’s Italy. Please
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Sesann Lounge Chairs
Sesann Lounge Chairs
H 26.78 in W 43.31 in D 37.41 in
Sesann Leather Lounge Chair by Gianfranco Frattini
By Gianfranco Frattini, Tacchini
Located in Boston, MA
An icon of Italian design in the 1970s, the Sesann collection by Gianfranco Frattini was part of a
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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"Sesann" Lounge Chair by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina
By Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Berkeley, CA
This fantastic "Sesann" lounge chair by Gianfranco Frattini originally graced the lobby of Edward
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Gianfranco Frattini Alpaca Sesann Lounge Chair for Cassina, 1972, Set of 2
By Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina
Located in Vicenza, IT
The Sesann lounge chair was designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian
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Sesann mirrored and steel chromed coffee table by G.Franco Frattini for Cassina
By Gian Franco Frattini, Cassina
Located in Padova, IT
: chair 646 and chair 699, known as the "Superleggera", both designed by Gio Ponti.
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Gianfranco Frattini 'Adonis' for Luci Italia, Halogen Floor Lamp, 1980's
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Sesann Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal sesann chair for your home. A sesann chair — often made from animal skin, leather and metal — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect sesann chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A sesann chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Sesann Chair?

A sesann chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,239, while the lowest priced sells for $2,800 and the highest can go for as much as $8,500.

Gianfranco Frattini for sale on 1stDibs

Gianfranco Frattini is widely regarded as a mid-century master of Italian modern design. He was an award-winning architect and designer, and specialized in creating furniture and decor that is both decorative and practical — Frattini’s vintage desks, armchairs, nesting tables and other works are celebrated for their sophisticated merging of function and form.

Born in Padua in 1926, Frattini studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He later apprenticed with his teacher and mentor, Gio Ponti. Through Ponti — arguably the most important figure in 20th-century Italian architecture and design — Frattini met many notable modernist designers such as Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier, but an introduction to famed Italian entrepreneur Cesare Cassina would prove incredibly significant in helping launch his career.

During the mid-1950s, Frattini began to collaborate with Cassina’s eponymous company. He designed the brand’s acclaimed leather and walnut Model 849 lounge chair — a winner of the Compasso d’Oro award — the Marema nesting tables and the iconic Sesann collection. The latter, an enduring 1970s suite of impossibly welcoming leather-covered seating, is now produced by Tacchini. In addition to Cassina, Frattini created furniture and lighting for other manufacturers such as Bernini, Arteluce, Artemide, Knoll and more.

While many of his designs incorporate glass, tubular steel and other materials, Frattini loved working with wood. The sculptural Albero bookcase — an innovative floor-to-ceiling structure made in walnut that swings on a 360-degree vertical swivel axis — is a striking example of Frattini’s dedication to traditional woodworking techniques. In the early 1970s, he traveled to Japan with friend and collaborator Pierluigi Ghianda — a master Milanese cabinet maker — in order to study the work of artisans in Kyoto. The trip inspired his design of the Kyoto table, a work of solid beech with Canaletto walnut inserts that is part of the permanent collection of the Milan Triennale’s Design Museum. The Kyoto and Albero have been revived by Poltrona Frau.

Frattini’s designs are in the permanent collections of prestigious museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Find vintage Gianfranco Frattini furniture, lighting and decor on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.