Leather Poltrona Frau
The material on which Poltrona Frau has built its success. A harmonious balance between research and tradition
In 1912 Renzo Frau transformed a seat cover into an international passport to success. Since then Pelle Frau® leather has been the key ingredient in a unique global story of historic values and contemporary moods, elegance, comfort and prestige. The "iconic material" of timeless archetypes, Pelle Frau® leather preserves the original and natural softness of the finest coats to guarantee its inimitable aesthetic and tactile qualities, as well as its durability. Guaranteeing the highest quality standards, Pelle Frau® is strictly natural full-grain leather, the outer layer, the most valuable part of the dermis, with pores either partially or completely uncovered, soft, resistant to light, and dyed right through.
To enhance the sensory pleasure of natural leather, Poltrona Frau has developed exclusive processes based on twenty different production phases, over double the number normally used in the leather for furnishing segment. The Pelle Frau® leather tanning processes are exclusively combined with chrome treatments, which guarantee greater chemical and biological stability, to preserve the softness and flexibility of the leathers. Selected and produced by the finest quality Italian tanneries, Pelle Frau® leather is only "admitted" to the production process after it has passed a series of tests in the Poltrona Frau laboratories: from sensory tests to evaluate its hand, touch, colour, appearance and choice, to physical and mechanical tests that guarantee its impermeability, breathability and resistance to rubbing and stains.
Pelle Frau® leather is divided up into six collections dedicated to the living space. Each type has distinctive qualities in terms of its hand, feel, warmth and appearance. Since 1987 the colour anthology has been entrusted to the Color System Frau®: a coordinated range of 96 colours, which are joined by the 23 Pelle Frau® Nest leather colours, the 11 Pelle Frau® Soul leather colours, the 6 variants of the Heritage collection, the 21 Saddle leather variants, the 12 Pelle Frau® Century leather colours, the 5 Cavallino leather colours, the 2 variants of the new Pelle Frau® Safari and the “Biscotto” color for the new Pelle Frau® Cuoietto. Color System Frau® includes all of the shades of the materials used in production, from down to horsehair, raffia to wood. Alongside the subsystem of natural colours, various colour "families" have been developed according to a scale of brightness that goes from white to black. This type of sensibility is common to all types of Pelle Frau® leather.