Gianfranco Frattini, one of the major protagonists of Italian Design from the ‘50s to the beginning of 2000. A pupil of Gi. Ponti, he was a designer and architect at the same time. He was an expert of traditional wood manufacturer but at the same time he enjoyed experimenting with innovative technologies. Gianfranco Frattini was among the founders of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) and from his studio in Via Sant’Agnese in Milano he collaborated with some of the most famous manufacturers in the world.