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Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

Italian, 1926-2004

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.

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Creator: Gianfranco Frattini
Set of Large Reversible Nesting Tables by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1960s
By Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Gianfranco Frattini Producer - Cassina Model - Model 780 Nesting Tables Design Period - Sixties Measurements - Width 61 cm x Depth 61 cm x Height 44 / 39 / 34 / 29 cm Ma...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Laminate, Wood

Model 783 nesting tables, Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina
By Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Neuss, NW
Exclusive nesting tables, model 783, by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina from the 1960s. High-quality black lacquered wooden frame with four reversible table tops in black and off whi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Wood

Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina Nesting / Stacking Tables, Italy, 1970s
By Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in London, GB
Gianfranco Frattini stacking nest of tables for Cassina, Italy, 1970s. Wooden frames and reversible laminate tops (reversible from black to white). With makers labels. Some discolo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Set of Nesting Tables by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1970s
By Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Set of Nesting Tables by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1970s Designer - Gianfranco Frattini Producer - Cassina Model - Nestin...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Smoked Glass, Wood

Gianfranco Frattini for Casina, Italy, 1966, early edition wooden nesting tables
By Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Italy / 1960s / Gianfranco Frattini / Cassina / nesting tables / Mid-century / vintage design Gianfranco Frattini nesting tables for Cassina, Italy, 1966. Four nesting tables with b...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Vintage Nest of Tables Gianfranco Frattini 1926-2004 Model 780
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Buxton, GB
This vintage designer nest of three tables is a true antique piece designed by Gianfranco Frattini in Italy during the 1960s. The circular shape, and beech material gives them a clas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Beech

Modular Stackable Solid Wood Coffee, Side Tables by Frattini for Cassina
By Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina
Located in Antwerp, BE
Architectural modular coffee tables executed with four square elements glass top in wooden modular frame. These coffee tables has many options in your living room such as a central c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Glass, Wenge

Mid Century Modern Nesting Tables by Gianfranco Frattini, Yugoslavia 1960s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Beograd, RS
This listing features mid century modern set of 3 nesting tables, done in solid beech wood painted black, with black glass tops. Tables can function as 3 separate pieces, or they can...
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1960s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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"Marema" Set of Two Nesting Tables by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Catania, CT
Fair condition with evident trace of age and use for this set of two plastic nesting table model Marema, designed by Gianfranco Frattini and produced by Cassina during the 60s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Plastic

Gianfranco Frattini for Acerbis Nesting Tables 'Tria' in Black
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gianfranco Frattini for Acerbis, set of three 'Tria' nesting tables, lacquered wood, Italy, 1980s A set of three nesting tables by the Italian designer Gianfranco Frattini. Each tab...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Set of three stacking tables by Gianfranco Frattini, Italy, 1970s. Newly refinished stained in subltle dark green with original black glass. Tables stack and nest in different he...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Glass, Wood

Nesting Tables by Gianfranco Frattini, 1960s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Lasne, BE
Wooden table and smoked glass top. Wear due to time and age of the table.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Glass, Wood

Italian Midcentury Gianfranco Frattini Black Nesting Tables for Cassina, 1960s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Salzburg, AT
Set of three stacking tables by Gianfranco Frattini, Italy, 1970s. The wood was completely re-lacquered due to the worn surface and is now in perfect condition. Green original table tops in glass...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Glass, Wood

Gianfranco Frattini Set of Three Nesting Tables in Off White with Tinted Glass
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in London, GB
A set of three stacking tables by the Italian architect and designer Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina. Second half 20th century. The three wooden frames are finished in off-white lac...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Gianfranco Frattini nesting tables and stacking tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Gianfranco Frattini nesting tables and stacking tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gianfranco Frattini nesting tables and stacking tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original nesting tables and stacking tables by Gianfranco Frattini were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider nesting tables and stacking tables by Aldo Tura, and Ico Parisi. Prices for Gianfranco Frattini nesting tables and stacking tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $542 and can go as high as $6,526, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,843.
Questions About Gianfranco Frattini Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    It depends on the design, but in most cases, you can indeed stack nesting tables. Nesting tables are a great way to maximize furniture usage while saving space in smaller areas. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of nesting tables from some of the top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Nesting tables typically consist of several different sizes of tables designed to fit underneath one another — they were initially intended to save space in the drawing room. The tables were pulled out as needed and used for playing chess, needlepoint and engaging in other leisurely activities. Shop a collection of nesting tables on 1stDibs from top sellers worldwide.

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