New 2013 - Letizia, design Gastone Rinaldi

1950’s elegance and style. A style icon.

A project that catalyses and revisits the creative ferment of an era. “Letizia”, an armchair designed in 1954 by Gastone Rinaldi, who christened it the DU 55 P, and now rereleased by Poltrona Frau.
Encapsulating the visual and formal style of the 1950’s, “Letizia” is the product of a genuinely organicistic approach adopted by the designer. Gastone Rinaldi experiments with new formal solutions, works on full and empty spaces, on sensual and soft lines. And in the end everything fits together in an original and perfect harmony, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The seat is welcoming and comfortable. The backrest acquires new  elasticity. The supports, thin and sleek, fit perfectly with the shell. Poltrona Frau explores the less familiar history of design and brings a small masterpiece of style and thought back to life. An icon that has retained the power of its designer’s successful intuition over time. And which even in a contemporary setting exudes style, elegance and balance. A universal design and, at the same time, the expression of a precise cultural breeding ground.

Steel structure with moulded polyurethane foam padding. Elastic belts for the springs of the seat and he 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.

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