Poltrona Frau was founded in Turin, Italy in 1912 by Renzo Frau and already in the 1930s became a symbol of elegance and luxury. The company was the official supplier for the Italian Royal Family since 1926. The history of the company is filled with personal experiences, professional skills, expertise, and vision, making the brand a multilayered Italian leader of design furnishing.
The most important aspect of all for Poltrona Frau is immense quality. The company’s refined craftsmanship was recorded in history with their new term - Leathership, a trademark that describes their expertise and culture of working with leather.
Poltrona Frau worships the handmade attitude and emphasizes its uniqueness – no sewing machine, computer, or laser could perform such precision, care, and attention. Only a human skillset and sensibility can see and feel when padding or a pleat is off and fix it.
The company is responsible not only when making its exclusive products but also while taking care of its employees and the environment. The brand has high standards for sustainability and ethics.
Focusing on research and innovation, since the 1960s Poltrona Frau has launched different types of creative departments in the company’s headquarters in Tolentino. All departments work in line to make the exceptional quality of products and services for interior, contract projects, and motion segments. Since the 1980s the company launched an analysis laboratory, which partnered with the research and development department to examine ingredients and product models from the first step to the finishing moments. Moreover, Poltrona Frau has set a standard for itself – each product is associated with 55 hours of hand processing – that is how long craftsmen worked with the historic Chester sofa. The processes of Poltrona Frau have been constantly refining since the first day of the business and now are synonymous with authentic craftsmanship, passion, and talent that have been the driving force of the company since 1912.