Born in Milan.
Her studies in architecture began under the tutelage of her father and world-renowned architect Gianfranco Frattini.
She graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1983.
She has practiced architecture in several European countries, Australia and the United States and she has operated her own architecture and design firm since 1985 in London and Milan and since 1990 in New York.
Her work ranges in scale from architecture, interior and exhibit design, to furniture, industrial design and graphics.
From baby cups to corporate showrooms, from European apartments to Frank Lloyd Wright renovations, from furniture to household objects for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Frattini admitted a love for working on a variety of projects, as well as a sense of responsibility that comes with her chosen profession. "Every day people confront and interact with the objects and spaces I design. So I can't help but feel a great sense of responsibility about what I do," she said.