Gianfranco Frattini, born in Padua in 1926, was an Italian architect and designer. He graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1953 and worked at the studio of Gio Ponti, his professor, before opening his own. His professional activity focused mainly on interior and industrial design. He participated in numerous exhibitions and shows, winning several awards for his designs. In 1956 Frattini was among the founders of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, for which he served in numerous capacities. He adhered to several congresses, conventions and Saloni del Mobile all over the world. Some of his products are on display at MoMa in New York. He passed away in Milan in 2004.