New 2013 - DU 55, design by Gastone Rinaldi
The perfection of form, manufacturing intelligence. The expression of an era, a timeless icon.
The DU 55 armchair, designed by Gastone Rinaldi in 1954, today in a faithful reproduction by Poltrona Frau, which revisits the work of a forgotten genius of design and to introduce a 1950’s icon to the contemporary panorama. An emblematic piece from a period that stood out for its great formal, functional and aesthetic innovation. 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. DU 55 is an icon in the true sense of the word. It communicates coherence, completeness and elegance straight away, and it combines the originality of its form with manufacturing intelligence. The curved shell and sleek feet are a guarantee of the stability and comfort of this relaxing and welcoming chair.
Steel structure with moulded polyurethane foam padding. Elastic belts for the springs of the seat and the backrest. Feet in three different finishes: ash veneer with endpins in antique-finish brass, black or chrome. Cover in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System, Pelle Frau® Nest, Pelle Frau® Soul or removable fabric.