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Over a century of Leathership®

Poltrona Frau Leathership®

A neologism. A trademark, recognized today at an international level.An exceptional chromatic vocabulary. A word that embodies the primacy in the research and development of Pelle Frau®. Since 1912, material of choice with rich tactile and visual potentials.Today Leathership® embodies the sense of long experience in materials, leather, fabrics, marbles and woods, combined with a continuous research and innovation.

  • Pelle Frau® research and development.

    In the long and fascinating history of the main material of Poltrona Frau, leather, today there is a department that works for the three Company divisions: the Pelle Frau® Research and Development Center. Inside, the legacy of more than a century of knowledge is the basis of constant challenges in the search for new frontiers on aesthetics and performance. After the revolutionary study of the Color System Frau®, in 1986, the work focused on customizing the collections according to the project, the application sector and the originality of each individual collection. A room full of colors and leathers with different origins and processes developed in collaboration with the most qualified tanneries, are the background to this technical and creative department. All the proposals of the new Pelle Frau® collections for the Residential, Contract and Interiors in Motion divisions are born here. A unique reality in the furniture sector born with the awareness that the leather is for Poltrona Frau a project matter. Each new collection represents a different world: for the chromatic offer, for the hand, for the touch, the tanning process and the aesthetic value.

  • Test Laboratory.

    Testing and scientific validation of the work of the Pelle Frau® Research and Development Center is up to the Test Laboratory. From 1986 in the Tolentino laboratory are tested semi-finished and finished products, from upholsteries, to seats, up to products for the automotive sector. Xenon test chambers, flexometers, dynamometers, abrasimeters, climatic and test equipment for the determination of strength and structural durability of the seats move synchronously to ensure always compliance with specifications, safety and quality expected for the final customer, before each project is validated.


The Collections

Discover all the Pelle Frau® Leather Collections

Tanning working stages

Discover the tanning stages


Elisir di lunga vita

Elisir di Lunga Vita is a collection of Poltrona Frau furniture care products, developed to preserve the excellence of the materials over time and a periodic maintenance of the upholstery, in order to guarantee the quality of the materials and to protect them from wear and accidental stains.