Gianfranco Frattini (1926-2004), architect and designer, was part of the "golden generation" that between the 1950s and 1960s led Italian design to establish itself as a protagonist on the world stage. Paduan by birth, he studied at the Milan Polytechnic and he worked all his life in the city of Milan, first as a collaborator in Gio Ponti's studio and then on his own, dedicating himself above all to interior architecture and product design. Very active in the associative and dissemination fields, he was a founding member of ADI and he was a member of the Triennale Council for many years. Among his many collaborations, those with Cassina, Artemide, Arteluce, Bernini and Acerbis are worthy of note. A great lover of wood, he also forged a solid partnership with the celebrated cabinetmaker from Brianza Pierluigi Ghianda. In recent years, the revival of the Mid-Century style has led to a renewed interest in his figure with highly successful reissues of some of the most famous products offered by brands such as Tacchini and Poltrona Frau.