Roberto Lazzeroni has designed Diva chair a natural evolution of Vittoria chair, which this year celebrates its twentieth birthday . Its design purity finds its matrix in aesthetic elements profoundly linked to the history of Poltrona Frau which are immediately recognisable. The curled top on the backrest is a stylized reference to the classics objects. The folds on the corners of the seat as well as the biconical springs for suspension are coming from a long tradition. The seat frame, padded in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding, is in birch plywood. Shell in rigid molded polyurethane. Base and legs in wenge or moka stained solid ash wood. Molded polyurethane foam and polyester wadding for the backrest padding. Upholstery is available in Pelle Frau® leather or in the Poltrona Frau Fabrics.
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