Poltrona Frau celebrates 100(+10) years of design evolution

This year, Italian leather atelier Poltrona Frau celebrates 110 years of craftsmanship, design, evolution and timeless style…

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To commemorate the landmark event of turning 110, Poltrona Frau embarks on a series of ventures that touch upon some of the themes most important to the brand, showcasing its longstanding commitment to the harmonious balance between heritage and innovation.

A contemporary living room

Image credit: Poltrona Frau

One of the projects commissioned by Poltrona Frau to honour its 110th anniversary is an installation curated by Michele de Lucchi, which is to be unveiled in the Poltrona Frau Museum in Tolentino.

The brand will also introduce an extraordinary Limited Edition of the iconic Archibald armchair, reinterpreted by international artist Felipe Pantone, resulting in a product that typifies the very midpoint of history and transformation that has characterised Poltrona Frau for 110 years. Furthermore, the year 2022 will see the introduction of Poltrona Frau’s Pelle Frau Impact Less Leather, which is tanned with natural ingredients and without the use of chromium, for a reduced environmental impact, a symbol of Poltrona Frau’s strategic journey towards sustainability. Poltrona Frau is in fact committed to replacing the Pelle Frau® ColorSphere (CS) collection with this innovative leather by the end of 2022, with the aim of reducing Co2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

Poltrona Frau’s 110th anniversary exemplifies the solidity of the Tolentino-based company, which was recognised by the Italian government as a Historic Brand of National Interest in 2021. A leader in high-end furniture and an ambassador of Italian excellence to the world, a culture of beauty and craftsmanship is at the very core of Poltrona Frau’s manifesto. “100+10 Years of True Evolution”, marks the slogan that celebrates this anniversary; highlighting a consistent and honest evolution rooted in heritage, design and sustainability as strategic development levers. Particularly over the last ten years, Poltrona-Frau has demonstrated its innovative vision through the completion of a wide range of activations, projects and collaborations; from the launch of its e-commerce platform, to the furnishing of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, in which it designed a total of 177 custom pieces for the cultural institution.

With this anniversary, Poltrona Frau lays the foundations for a future that looks towards experimentation with new aesthetic languages and sustainable production, but which all the while retains the culture of excellence that has made the brand what it is for 110 years.

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