The steel frame is airy and slender. The “T”-shaped beam is separated from the crossbars that support the seat in such a way that the padded part of the sofa appears to float in the air. The load-bearing beam, free of joints, is connected by aluminium profiles in a sophisticated play on interconnections that are clearly visible from the side. The high-tech aesthetic of the metal parts, all of which are finished with matt black epoxy powder paint, contrasts with the warmth and softness of the cushions.
Apparently simple in form, the cushions conceal a wealth of details: from the backrest buttons, a recurring detail of 1980's design and nod to traditional upholstery, to the slight tapering of the joint between the seat cushions and the backrest, for the optimum overlapping of the two elements. The cushions, with removable covers in either leather or fabric, are filled with goose down and polyester wadding with a polyurethane foam insert that ensures non-deformability and absolute comfort.
Poltrona Frau revisits Ouverture, the sofa designed by Pierluigi Cerri in 1982, distinctive for the contrast between its style inspired by industrial architecture and its soft cushions, in Pelle Frau® leather or in fabric. A modern sofa with a contemporary design, it stands out for its versatility and is equally at home in domestic living rooms, waiting rooms, offices, meeting scenarios and hospitality, where it is able to mesh with all manner of settings and styles.