The 831 armchair is one of the first pieces of furniture designed by Gianfranco Frattini – master of the Italian design who will be celebrated this year by the Triennale during Milan International Salone del Mobile – and that has been re-edited by Tacchini on the occasion of Milan Design Week 2018.
Produced by Cassina in 1954, the 831 armchair was flagged the following year for the Compasso d’Oro Awards and it’s characterised by a very particular wooden structure that gives it a solid yet light appearance at the same time.
Thanks to the curved multi-layered element, a very innovative process for the time, which allowed a single slab of wood to support the side of the backrest and to bend and become the support wing for the armrests.
The Tacchini re-edition proposes the same processing in ash, dyed gray or walnut finishes.
The wooden structure that supports the seat and the backrest, is made of leather, fabric cloth or velvet. The connection studs are still visible.