Tristan Auer designs a collection of poufs for Poltrona Frau which stand out for their nomadic, versatile and flexible elegance: the Grant seats are equally at home in public and residential settings, on their own or in bespoke combinations.
The inspiration for the Grant collection comes from different sources: the style of Hollywood legend Cary and the military aplomb of general Ulysses. There are also nods to equestrianism and the luxury cars of the pre-war period. Grant encapsulates the pure masculine essence of a clean, understated and completely unostentatious elegance.The Grant collection of poufs comprises four De Luxe poufs of various sizes, upholstered entirely in Pelle Frau® leather, and two models, “A” and “B”, available in different finishes, both in the square and rectangular options and decorated with two belts wrapped vertically around the structure which disappear under the seat. At the base of the belts the steel buckles are an additional decorative element. The frame of the poufs and seats is made from birch plywood. The external padding of the seats and armrests is in polyurethane foam.
The “A” Grant poufs have an external frame upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather and a seat cushion available in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric.
The “B” models have a base covered in Pelle Frau® leather and a seat that is integrated in the structure. The external upholstery is available in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric. For the 140×80 cm size there is also a version with an armrest kit, which consists of two pairs of additional rectangular cushions attached to the vertical strips. In this case the belts wrap around the seat and come with snap buttons to hold the armrest cushions in place. Both these and the belts are upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric, matching the cover of the frame or the base of the pouf.
The Grant De Luxe seats are distinctive for the particular lattice work, consisting of strips of Pelle Frau® leather at a 45° angle, which decorates the external edges of the poufs, while a trim in the same material, always matching the cover of the base, frames the seat. The collection of Grant De Luxe poufs also includes a version with practical storage compartment. This variant has a lid-seat made of birch plywood and an inside compartment lined with black technical fabric. The opening mechanism is equipped with a system that holds the cover in place when it is opened and softens its closure.
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.