Poltrona Frau’s Archibald family continues to grow with the Archibald Stools. Designer Jean-Marie Massaud revisits the design formulas that are so dear to him: clean and sleek details for the wooden or metal bases, softened by the curved and welcoming forms of the seat covered in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric.
The result is a series of impeccably stylish stools whose more informal allure makes them particularly eclectic and suitable for both modern residential spaces and hotels or hospitality. The ideal complement for the Bob Bistrot series of side tables, the Archibald Stools can be easily matched with other styles or decor to add a touch of sophisticated elegance to classic or modern settings.
The backrest frame of the Archibald Stools is made from moulded rigid polyurethane. The internal padding is in soft moulded polyurethane and polyester wadding. The seat frame is made from birch plywood with padding in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. It is supported by an apron which connects it to the base. The seat is upholstered entirely in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric. The Archibald Stools can come with a wooden 4-legged base, available in two heights, or the classic metal stem. In the former, the feet are in solid ash and come with a Moka or Wenge stain, and there is a rectangular-section stainless steel footrest which has a unidirectional brushed finish on the top side and a mirror-polished finish on the other three sides. In the version with metal base the steel stem swivels and its height can be adjusted using a cushioned gas spring controlled by a stainless steel lever positioned underneath the seat to the right. The stainless steel footrest with rectangular section gradually thins towards the outside. The floor base plate is also made of steel. All visible surfaces are in mirror-polished steel except for the top of the footrest which has a unidirectional brushed finish.
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- Selecting the right pieces for your home or business
- Choosing your custom coverings
- Furniture installed properly and hassel-free any location
There is no charge for furnishing consultations when you purchase any Poltrona Frau piece with Home Resource.
Poltrona Frau is a furniture-maker founded in 1912 by Sardinian-born Renzo Frau in Turin, Italy, headquartered since the early 1960s in Tolentino, Italy and specializing in leather seating for interior and automotive applications. The company name combines the Italian word for armchair, "Poltrona" and "Frau, the last name of its founder.
Noted for their exhaustive quality standards, the company uses a 21-step leather tanning process where the full-grain leather is dyed through, so a surface scratch won’t reveal a lining underneath. 95% of the company's products are made by hand.
In 2004, Poltrona Frau acquired noted Italian furniture company Cappellini, and the Poltrona Frau Group now includes brands Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cassina, Alias, Nemo Lighting, Ceramica Flaminia and Fish Design