Fumoir | Sofa

Renzo Frau

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€ 9.776,80

All items in the Fumoir range come with brass front wheels and stand out for the diamond-pattern stitching on the backrest and their leather-covered buttons. A row of leather-covered pins refines the back and sides of both the armchair and sofa. The supporting structure is made from seasoned beech. The seat spring system consists of hand-tied steel biconical springs placed on jute belts. The padding is in rubberised horsehair. The upholstery is in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric.

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Fumoir | Sofa

Renzo Frau
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The accessory/non-voluminous products will be delivered by Fast Corriere (DHL) in 5-8 working days for Italy. This provision does not apply in the event that the order also contains "make-to-order/voluminous products, in which case the shipment will take place together by following the regime of voluminous products which below.
Poltrona Frau S.p.A. will reimburse the customer the entire amount already paid (any shipping costs excluded), within 14 days of receipt of the communication of withdrawal.
Concept and Design

An historic piece from the Poltrona Frau collection, Fumoir revisits the elegant living room set introduced to the 1920s catalogue in the form of models 118 and 518. Renzo Frau took his inspiration from the 18th century tub armchair with low backrest, particularly suitable for the erect posture we adopt around a table or in a waiting room. The Fumoir sofa and armchair are distinctive for the absence of a separate backrest cushion and for the way they have been significantly reduced in size, making them quite agile and versatile, just as they were back then.

Designed by
Renzo Frau

Lorenzo Frau, known as ‘Renzo’, was born in Cagliari in 1881. He left Sardinia for military service in Milan, which he completed successfully earning the title of lieutenant. He married Savina Pisati and moved to Turin, at the time a real hub of Italian culture. He initially worked as a sales representative for Gribaudi and then for Dermoide Patent, manufacturer of faux leather. Having moved to Great Britain for work, he was able to discover the Chesterfield model armchairs and immediately imagined its potential, successfully starting to import it into Italy. At the same time, however, he was also attracted by the models of French and Central European style. He therefore decided to create his own artisan production laboratory. It was 1912: Poltrona Frau was created. From the initial work ‘in style’, Frau quickly moved onto direct design. Poltrona Frau became not only a production pole, but also a meeting point for artists and intellectuals. Renzo Frau used these relations to consolidate the brand image: successful models ensued quickly, one after the other. As the First World War broke out, Frau was called to fight for his country and his wife Savina bravely took up the reins of the company. Frau’s armchairs thus began entering the most important buildings, also used by the royal family. Renzo Frau met an early death in 1926. He left an extensive archive of projects that would allow his wife to coherently pursue Poltrona Frau production in the years to come.

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