The Lyra armchair appeared for the first time entirely in leather in the Poltrona Frau catalogue of 1934 as a variant of an earlier 1916 model with velvet cushion called Lira. Renzo Frau’s 1934 replica, with its rounded backrest refined with leather-covered pins, is also influenced by the formal traits of gentlemen’s clubs, smoking rooms and Victorian parlors with its deep seat, comfortable armrests and thick goose down cushion.
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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