Gianfranco Frattini's historic Sesann sofa
For those with an affinity for minimalism, there's a fine line to walk between subtle aesthetics and cold negative space, making form and material crucial to any curated piece ― yet Gianfranco Frattini's Sesann sofa hits the mark between simplicity and substance.
A notable name of 20th century design across multiple landscapes, Frattini's self-founded practice in Milan made waves in several fields from product design to commercial and residential interiors, marked by the creator's knack for bold-yet-understated work ― and his career left lasting impact on today's contemporary design perspective.
His distinct Sesann collection features a line of sofas and armchairs constructed in soft, cushiony forms that achieve a contemporary geometric structure while evoking comforting feelings of warmth and sensuality ― instantly transforming empty space without overpowering it. Contemporary reissues of the historic design frequently find themselves commanding attention in modern spaces, adding crucial substance with bold volumes and high-end upholsteries. Leather options from sleek black to warm brown add a classic richness that can be difficult to execute in truly minimal spaces, effortlessly hitting the mark between traditional and current aesthetics.
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