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White Golden Night Stands by Luciano Frigerio

Italy 1970s.

This elegant pair of white lacquered wooden nights stands with elements of golden brass by the famous Italian Designer Luciano Frigerio give every bedroom this certain eclectic touch. The nightstands have a drawer with a brass handle. The lower part of the stands is open. The white surface has on the rear side a raised strip of brass. The back of each night stands is provided with the logo „Frigerio di Desio“ of the Italian manufacture.

The bottom of the stands is slightly recessed and is also made of golden brass.


Luciano Frigerio is one of the most known Italian Designers. Frequent visits to prestigious craftsmen’s studios like Canturine, where he often met Masters like Gio’ Ponti, Franco Albini, Carlo De Carli and Tapio Wirkkala, brought about the transformation of his small family business into a company, which was oriented to the International market (Frigerio di Desio). Already in the 1960s it was common to order specialized reading material and magazines focused on the sector from the States.

One of the staff of technicians who worked in close collaboration with Frigerio helped him to realize his dream, which was to create a piece of unique furniture made by putting together as many excellent materials as possible. From this idea “Mobili Scultura” (furniture sculpture) was born, in solid wood and the headboards for “Letti scultura” (Bed Sculpture) in a fusion of bronze, which created a totally new style, standing out from the industrial production of that era.

Over the years, close collaboration was born with some famous architects and Italian designers like Franco Albini, Sergio Asti and later Paolo Portoghesi. Luciano Frigerio asked them to design some pieces of furniture in order to realise a craftsman’s studio, creating a series of limited and signed pieces. He was totally convinced that even an architect could design furniture, a unique and highly crafted piece from a cabinet maker and not only furniture on an industrial scale. This philosophy brought about a growth in the company from the 70’s to the 90’s, with the opening of ten showrooms in the biggest Italian cities, one of which was in Via Montenapoleone in Milano, where many Haute Culture Fashion Designers had costumier workshops.

Many pieces of furniture designed by Luciano Frigerio are on display in major Italian art galleries and abroad.


Designer: Luciano Frigerio

Manufacturer: Frigerio Di Desio

Materials and Techniques: brass, wood, lacquered

Place of Origin: Italy

Date of Manufacture: 1970s

Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 50 cm, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 45 cm

Condition: Good, consistent with age and use.

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