Gianfranco Frattini's unique and playful approach to light aesthetics is perfectly captured in the GUBI Model 597 Floor Lamp's distinctive form. The Model 597 boasts nylon fringes inspired by high fashion and fringed curtains found in bars and grocery stores across Italy in the 1950s.
The Floor Lamp features lateral bulbs that emit a soft, ambient glow, further diffused by the nylon fringe to create a sphere of indirect light. The Model 597 is sophisticated yet playful, the innovative use of nylon enhancing the design without overpowering the lamp's surroundings.
Gianfranco Frattini was born in Padua in 1926 and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1953, where he remained working there right up to his death. His professional activity was concerned principally with interiors and industrial design. He was an assiduous participant in shows and exhibitions and his design projects won a large number of prizes. In 1956 Frattini was one of the founders of the ADI, Association of Industrial design, for which he carried out a lot of different activities. His presence was habitually felt at congresses, conventions and furniture fairs all over the world.