Gianfranco Frattini 530 desk by Bernini Italy 1957






Gianfranco Frattini

Italy, 1926 – 2004
Architect, designer

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This stunning medium-sized writing desk, model 530, was designed by Gianfranco Frattini and manufactured by Bernini in Italy in 1957. The desk showcases a beautifully grained rosewood veneer and features two drawers along with an open storage unit in the center. The piece is in very good condition, displaying normal wear consistent with age and use. The top has been professionally refinished, restoring its remarkable appearance. The rosewood veneer has a captivating grain, particularly on the top, and boasts a classic yet modern rosewood glaze. Kindly note that the chair on the pictures is not included in this listing.


Literature; Repertorio Del Design Italiano 195o-2000 Volume 1 Giuliana Gramigna, page 54.


Gianfranco Frattini was a prominent designer of the Italian mid-century, known for his innovative and progressive designs. His work achieved a perfect balance between aesthetics and construction, making his pieces highly sought after both in the past and today. The designs he created for Bernini in the 1950s are timeless and remain ideal for daily use. We greatly admire these series and always strive to include them in our collection.


This piece has been partly refinished with a high-quality UV protection lacquer, which not only preserves the wood’s natural beauty but also ensures its durability. This careful refinishing process maintains the table’s authenticity while providing an additional layer of protection against wear and environmental factors. Additionally, the table has been completely structurally checked, ensuring it’s ready for immediate use.

Designer: Gianfranco Frattini
Type: Model 530
Manufacturer: Bernini
Year: 1957
Country: Italy
Materials: Rosewood
Condition: Very good, refinished top
Height: 72 cm
Width: 130 cm
Depth: 80 cm
Item nr: F22AP30

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