Poltrona Frau Juliet: he armchair that symbolises Poltrona Frau’s first one hundred years offers a new, free and contemporary version with classic diamond tufting. Benjamin Hubert, the British wunderkind of international design born in 1984, created the Juliet. This armchair that symbolises Poltrona Frau’s centenary milestone won the design contest launched by the company to celebrate its first one hundred years. Poltrona Frau called on twelve talented designers from all over the world with an invitation and a challenge: to design the brand’s future values today. Hubert’s lateral gaze explores worlds dear to Poltrona Frau, with its strong Italian tradition. The designer drew inspiration from fashion, especially from the Italian Renaissance. And it captures a detail, the puffed sleeve, which he uses to give shape to a new concept in the armchair, clearly expressed in the design. Juliet, named after the famous Shakespearean heroine, is made with a traditional wood frame, which is narrow at the base and widens into the puffed seat. Here the rich upholstery reinvents the classic diamond tufting in an extremely soft, free and almost ruffled contemporary version. The original pleated stitching for the interiors and back are reminiscent of the embroidery and ruffles of women’s corsets and sleeves, creating a faceted pattern that moves with the surfaces. A complex design that fully demonstrates the skill of Poltrona Frau’s craftsmen. In fact, as many as 16 hours of work are required to stitch a single chair. The concept was to dress the rigid frame in solid beech with the same freedom of a dress, using the craftsmanship techniques from the workshop in Tolentino and enhancing Poltrona Frau’s culture of leather. The result is great comfort that can be seen. Sensations of relaxation and abandon, provided by a carefree play of folds and seams. And soon after, the pleasure of an extremely wide seat that allows for different sitting positions, inviting everyone to see the chair as the ideal place to meditate, relax, read, collect their thoughts and find themselves. The pouf is a natural accessory to the armchair. Created to offer even more complete comfort, incorporating the same puffy geometry and the same pleated stitching used in the upholstery. The Juliet armchair, complete with the pouf, is made in a special edition of the new Pelle Frau® Century, in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System and in Pelle Frau® Soul. Padded with polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. The springs of the seat are created with elastic belts.
Pelle Frau® SC - Color System Frau®. Pelle Frau® leather means colour, too. The planned colours of the Colour System: a co-ordinated range of 90 different nuances of colours, characterised by the ease with which the various colours can be matched up. In turn, for those who prefer the artificial vocabulary of colour, this allows for the creation of harmonious combinations of the shades both among different pieces of furniture and within the same object. Poltrona Frau has achieved the perfect balance of natural material and surface dressing treatments thanks to its specific technical research and vast experience. Passing time will confer elegance on Color System by Pelle Frau®, with its interesting sensory profile, resistance characteristics and for its excellent performance during use, as well as offering easy maintenance.
Pelle Frau® Soul. Pelle Frau® Soul, the excitement of contact. The very essence of the material. Warmth, softness, the aroma of natural leather, in a timeless, sensorial experience. Warm, deep colours in all natural tones. Pelle Frau® Soul is an aniline-dyed full grain leather with no surface finishing. It stands out for its transparency and full colours that reveal, thanks to its natural photo-sensitive characteristics, a depth of tone and warmth, the softness and naturalness of a live material. These points of prestige, blended with the natural imperfections of the leather, guarantee uniqueness and quality. Only a select group of valuable raw bovine hides of European origin with a limited number of flaws (scars, few pores, wrinkles, insect bites, etc.) can become Pelle Frau® Soul leather. Only 10 out of 100 hides allow their natural features to shine through and become Pelle Frau® Soul leather. The more transparent the leather, the more it will improve over time, ageing in a dignified manner. Because no leather is equal to another, and every product upholstered with Pelle Frau® Soul leather will be unique. The Pelle Frau® Soul leather characteristics make it unsuitable for exposure to direct sunlight or heat sources, and accidental stains will be difficult to remove. We advise using a soft, dry cloth for cleaning.
Pelle Frau® Century. Every fold, every hue, every mark is an open book for those who know how to read and interpret it.Only this leather, subjected to many hours of craftsmanship workings and a special dye can tell one hundred years of history and continue to embrace a Vanity Fair or 1919 with the unique fascination of objects that have survived through time. Just like the pages of a much-loved volume, leafed through time and time again. Read and re-read. Marked by little notes in the margin at points that have struck the mind, drawing forth other thoughts, evoking memories and images. Pelle Frau® Century is proposed in the two shades of Tobacco and Lead, both warm and elegant, and is available to upholster a handful of icon furnishing items: Chester One, Lyra, 1919, Vanity Fair, Archibald and Juliet.
|Seat height||41 cm|
|Armrest height||61 cm|
|Designer||Benjamin Hubert, 2012|