1919 takes its cue from model 128, which made its debut in Renzo Frau’s 1919 catalogue. The 128 reproduced the opulent features of rococo armchairs, with the addition of a special extension to serve as footrest and a small book stand supported by an arm anchored to the side. The present-day version of this armchair, reproducing the big “ears” of the seatback and the large rounded arms with plissé finish, is even more stylish, and the book stand has been replaced with a brass tray. The design of the back is achieved by means of manual quilting, the bearing structure is made of seasoned Beech. The seat is stuffed with rubberised horsehair, the seatback and arms use vegetal horsehair fashioned by hand. The seat, back and arms all use biconic steel springs tied manually and rested on jute belts. Upholstery is available in Pelle Frau® leather.
Available with or without plate (ashtray or glass holder).
Poltrona Frau, Italian company founded in 1912, expresses its maximum achievement in upholstered furniture, including chairs, armchairs, sofas and beds, with a design recognized all over the world.
The elegance and exclusivity of timeless design are the result of the skilful craftsmen who have been passing down their knowledge for over 100 years. To offer the best of leather Poltrona Frau constantly searches for the best materials and the best processing techniques between craftsmanship and industrialization.