Over a century of Poltrona Frau

Over a century of Poltrona Frau

Story of an Italian icon that has grown all over the world

We have a great future behind us.

Renzo Frau founded Poltrona Frau in Turin in 1912. In the 30’s it was already a status symbol. From 1926 it was appointed supplier of the Italian Royal Family, the Savoia dynasty. From then on, it will furnish all the most important houses, grand hotels, the interiors for Expo Turin 1928, and the lavish transatlantic Rex, pride of the Italian Navy.

We have a great future behind us.

The words of Poltrona Frau

Headquarters

340,000 m2 of Pelle Frau leather a year, the charm of a laser-cutting department, preceded by a visible wardrobe where the historic patterns are reordered in Bakelite, high-end tailoring, curved needles, frames, twine, jute and vegetable horsehair, the exclusive pleasure of the "touch" and the "hand" that accompany the creation of each product. Emphasising its attention to research and innovation, since the 1960's the Poltrona Frau headquarters in Tolentino has brought together various highly specialised departments, each of which committed to guaranteeing the highest quality and processing standards in the living, Contract and Interior in Motion segments, in a single production chain. A "factory" of creative brilliance and technological know-how, since the 1980's the Tolentino site has also included an analysis laboratory which, together with the R&D Department, examines ingredients and models pertaining to the entire production line: from seats to leather seats for the Interiors in Motion sector, from supplies for the Contract segment to supplies for the Avio segment. Each product is associated with a timeframe: 55 hours for the meticulous hand processing of a historic icon such as the Chester sofa. The speed of the future for the stylistic experiments carried out thanks to the five-axis CNC machine, the latest solution for rapid prototyping. The processes are marked by a practice that the company has carried out since the outset: the branding of the models. Synonymous with authenticity and perfect craftsmanship, flair and passion, since 1912.

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