Description

Sika-Design’s Fratellino is an ornamental rattan trolley originally designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg in 1951. Sketches for the trolley were discovered from Albini’s archives along with drawings for the rattan sofa Belladonna, which makes a perfect pair for the trolley. Besides a serving trolley, Fratellino serves as a lightweight, easily portable side table or nightstand. Fratellino is part of Sika-Design’s Icons collection that features rattan classics from some of the most talented designers of the 20th century.

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Fratellino trolley

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3–4 weeks

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Colour
Natural
Width
54 cm
Depth
55 cm
Height
73 cm
Material
Rattan

Franco Albini

Franco Albini (1905–1977) was an Italian Neo-Rationalist architect and designer. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1929 and began his career by working for the famous Italian architect Gio Ponti. Albini developed his own, distinctive style, where traditional Italian artisanship and raw, inexpensive materials combined with new forms of modern minimalism.

Albini’s best known designs were made of rattan, including the Belladonna sofa from 1951 and the chairs Margherita and Gala, that both belong to the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. During his career Albini was awarded three times with the prestigious Italian design award Compasso d’Oro.

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