The collection Roma by Jonas Wagell and Oliver, remake of the sofa 872 by Gianfranco Frattini
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Tacchini. Homage to the Fifties
26/04/2017 - This year Tacchini presents new furniture for the contract and residential fields made in cooperation with important international designers like Gordon Guillaumier, Pearson Lloyd and Jonas Wagell.
Among the new proposals two projects pay homage to the design of the Fifties: the collection Roma by Jonas Wagell and Oliver, the remake of the sofa 872 designed in 1957 by Gianfranco Frattini.
Almost suspended above the floor, with the slenderest of the legs upholding a large, cosy seat. Jonas Wagell imagines a family of sofas, inspired by the soft, curving form of a semicircle: this small collection, from armchair to sofa to chaise longue, is called Roma, a strong reference to the classical sphere in which its lines are rooted.
'I created a modern interpretation of a classic of the Italian furniture. The lines of the collection Roma –the designer explains – are recognisable and timeless, but at the same time show carefully measured proportions according to a more contemporary taste influenced by my Scandinavian origins'. With citations from the design of the Fifties, not of affectation, but of clear inspiration, this design is “classical” by nature, and not only in its name.
The sofa 872 was made in the Fifties. Designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1957, this year it is proposed by Tacchini in a remake giving it a new name, i.e. Oliver. His daughter Emanuela Frattini tells us about his project.
Pearson Lloyd presents Ischia, a modular system for group environments made up of single elements, which can be freely combined one another, with the possibility to add the table or the Vienna straw screen.