Renzo Frau registers the trademark with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin.
Poltrona Frau “128”. Present in today’s catalogue as armchair model 1919.
“Manifesto of the Eternal Father” designed by Golia (Eugenio Colmo).
Poltrona Frau is appointed official supplier to the “Royal House”.
Poltrona Frau “118”. Present in today’s catalogue as armchair model Fumoir.
Poltrona Frau “904”. Present in today’s catalogue as armchair model Vanity Fair.
“Lyra” armchair. Present in today’s catalogue under the name of Lyra.
Poltrona Frau “900A”. Present in today’s catalogue as armchair model Tabarin.
Frau’s New Line: new shapes, padding and cover options are introduced.
Poltrona Frau is acquired by the Nazareno Gabrielli Group and Franco Moschini, the current President.
Dezza, designed by Gio Ponti, is awarded first prize at Genoa’s Tecnhotel.
Lullaby, designed by Luigi Massoni, recapitulates Frau’s finely crafted details.
Smoking, designed by Sergio Mazza and Giuliana Gramigna.
Petronio, by Tito Agnoli, the designer who created many successful Poltrona Frau models.
Ouverture, designed by Pierluigi Cerri.
Interlude, designed by Marco Zanuso.
Thema 8:32, a car powered by a Ferrari engine. Frau Car comes to life.
Frau Hall, in Spoleto, Poltrona Frau restores and furnishes the former Church of S. Gregoriuccio at the Synagogue of Spoleto, which becomes Frau Hall and marks the beginning of Frau’s Contract operations.
Antropovarius, designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche.
I Madrigali 4, designed by Lenci and Giovanna Talocci, it is a four – poster bed. It was shown at the World Expo of Brisbane.
Intervista, designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli for the Italian television TG2.
Franco Moschini, through a leverage buy-out, acquires the entire company shareholding.
Hydra, designed by Luca Scacchetti.
West Coast, designed by Richard Meier & Partners for the Getty Museum of Los Angeles.
Monsieur Pol, designed by Avant Travaux for the halls of the European Parliament.
Lola, designed by Pierluigi Cerri (selected at the ADI Golden Compass).
Nuwelle, equipped system of meeting room seats designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche.
Poltrona Frau is asked to upholster Ferrari’s first standard run car.
Touch, designed by Jean Nouvel.
Artù, designed by Michele De Lucchi.
Wing: the first pieces of furniture to be entirely made of carbon fibres.
Titano, designed by Pierluigi Cerri, is awarded the ADI Gold Compass.
Pierluigi Cerri designs Quadra, a modular seat system, doomed to be a best - seller.
Poltrona Frau acquires Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.
Poltrona Frau furnishes the new “Music Park” BW complex of Rome, designed by Renzo Piano.
Poltrona Frau designs the Top Class armchairs for JAL.
Frank O. Gehry designs for Poltrona Frau the armchairs for the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The Charme fund headed by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo acquires 30% of Poltrona Frau’s capital.
The creation of the “Polo del Bello” Poltrona Frau takes over Cappellini.
The first flagship stores are opened in Milan, Rome and Naples. Concept by Jean-Marie Massaud.
Poltrona Frau acquires Cassina S.p.A.: the international design becomes Italian once again.
Nemo also join the Poltrona Frau Group with Cassina.
April, a new, highly successful model is born: the Kennedee, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud.
Poltrona Frau Group is quoted on the Star market segment of Borsa Italiana.
Poltrona Frau presents Oceano, the closet trunk designed by Andrée Putman
The new press advertising campaign signed by Armando Testa wins the “Targa d’Oro 2007” award.
Jockey and Alone win the 'Good Design 2007’ award.
The newly restored Palazzo delle Esposizioni opens in Rome, furnished with Poltrona Frau Group products.
Abu Dhabi sees the opening of the first Poltrona Frau Group design centre.
Poltrona Frau furnishes the new Oslo opera house.
Poltrona Frau on show at Munich’s BMW Welt.
Milano Design Village: the Poltrona Frau Group FuoriSalone recorded more than 50.000 visitors.
An international design brand of ‘Made in Italy’ perfection and excellence. Since 1912, the general public has always and immediately associated the name Frau with the idea of quality and design furnishing and seating in particular. A name that is so characteristic and instantly linked to German sounds, but which is, in actual fact, simply that of the company’s founder, Sardinian-born Renzo Frau, who, over time, has successfully taken the 'Made in Italy’ style and quality beyond national confines. There have been a great many important moments in the history of Poltrona Frau, and they have all contributed in some way to creating the legend of this company that was founded in Turin and is today a citizen of the world.