Gianfranco Frattini (1926–2004) was an Italian architect and designer who focused especially on interior design during his career, but is also known as an industrial designer. Frattini originally studied architecture and worked in the architectural firm of the legendary Gio Ponti before founding his own office. However, when designing the sites, he noted that finding suitable lighting and furniture was often unnecessarily difficult, and so decided to start designing them himself. During his career, Frattini collaborated with numerous prestigious manufacturers ranging from Cassina and Artemide to Knoll. In 1956, Frattini was also involved in founding ADI, known for giving out the Compasso d’Oro Design Award. Frattini later also received the award himself, along with numerous other recognitions for his work.