Poltrona Frau revisits 1919 chair with Roberto Lazzeroni
In collaboration with Italian architect and designer Roberto Lazzeroni, furniture-producing company, Poltrona Frau, has reinterpreted its classic capitonné leather model armchair, while maintaining its original spirit.
For a hundred years, Poltrona Frau’s armchair has embodied the Italian-founded company. Its quintessential silhouette of large hand padded leather upholstered craftsmanship that reaches its apex in the pleated swirls of the armrests, has left a lasting mark on its consumers.
After an extensive observation of the armchair, Roberto Lazzeroni concluded that the armchair’s proportions were no longer up to date with the modern-day notion of comfort.
To adapt to today’s standard of comfort, the architect and designer lowered the seat, increased the internal width, raised the backrest to achieve a more relaxed and informal position, and added a footrest to create an accommodating lounge chair.
The supporting structure of the 2019 armchair is made from solid seasoned beech, while the seat, backrest and armrest’s system consists of hand-tied steel springs attached to jute belts.
Poltrona Frau‘s seat is padded with rubberised horsehair, whereas the backrest and armrests are developed with hand-shaped vegetable horsehair.
The seat cushion is filled with goose down with a stabilising insert of polyurethane foam. The upholstery has manual capitonné detailing that decorates the front of the backrest in Pelle Frau leather.
A frame with four feet in solid ash, accompanied by a Moka stain, decorates the seat’s bottom. The leg system is available with metal caps, a gold or gunmetal grey finish, or metal caps at the back and swivel castors at the front.
The 2019 capitonné leather model armchair is also available in a version with rotating oval plate in solid ash where you can place an electronic device, a book or other small personal belongings.