Poltrona Frau revisits the work of a forgotten genius of design to introduce a 1950 icon to the contemporary panorama. The rounded geometries, the study of the thicknesses and padding, and the relationship between full and empty spaces led Gastone Rinaldi to design a chair with a strong personality. It communicates coherence, completeness and elegance straight away. The curved shell and sleek feet are a guarantee of the stability and comfort of this relaxing and welcoming chair.
Steel structure with molded polyurethane foam padding. Elastic belts for the springs of the seat and the backrest. Feet in three different finishes: ash in a teak veneer with end pins in antique-finish brass, black or chrome. Upholstery in Pelle Frau leather or removable fabric.
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