Sofa (Chesterfield)

Poltrona Frau

Chester One (1912), Renzo Frau

Founded in 1912 by Renzo Frau, Poltrona Frau is an Italian furniture-maker, known for their exhaustive quality standards. Poltrona Frau is also specialized in leather seating and applications for the automotive industry.

In the 1900s the word ‘Chesterfield’ meant any couch and was named after a piece of specially commissioned furniture by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Today it describes a buttoned leather sofa with arms and back of the same height. Inspired by the sofas and armchairs that populated the English clubs and country houses of the time, Renzo Frau designed the most iconic Chesterfield sofa in 1912. The Chester One is distinguished by the pleats decorating the arms and the rich capitonné treated upholstery, produced entirely by hand, and is in fact the oldest Chesterfield style couch still in production.

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