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Gianfranco Frattini for Bernini Table in Walnut, Original Label, 1960s

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$2,946.68

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Dining table model 522 produced for Bernini by the designer Gianfranco Frattini in the 1960s. This design table is completely made of walnut, the top is perfectly rectangular and suitable for 6 to 8 diners. The elaborate and characteristic side supports with triangular profile are connected by a longitudinal axis that serves as a footrest. BERNINI NAMEPLATE AND FIRE-BRANDED SERIAL NUMBER. References: - G. Gramigna, "Repertorio 1950-1980", Mondadori 1985 The table comes with the original brand name and a branded serial number.

Details

  • Creator
    Bernini (Manufacturer),Gianfranco Frattini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Width: 74.81 in. (190 cm)Depth: 37.41 in. (95 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The table is in excellent condition, with only slight scratches due to its age and use. The table top is attached to its legs by means of a joint that allows the table to be divided into two sections for shipping.
  • Seller Location
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4911222772522

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  • Shipping

    Ships From: milano, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About the Designer

Gianfranco Frattini

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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