The Chester One sofa is the archetypal lounger, originally designed by Renzo Frau in 1912. While it shares some similarities with the old Chesterfield sofas that had begun to appear in London clubs before the First World War, Frau sought to definitively further the style through the addition of impossibly detailed capitonné and plush embellishments. The model available today is a little more generous in depth than the original, while bearing all the old-worldly glamour of the early 20th century. A true classic, it can be ordered online in Poltrona Frau's ColourSphere leather, or via the showroom in a wide range of other fabrics and finishes.
Materials & Finishes
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Padding: The backrest and armrests of this stately sofa are padded with hand-shaped vegetable horsehair. The cushions are then shaped from polyurethane foam before being padded with goose down.
Suspension: Further comfort is ensured by biconical hand-tied steel springs fastened to jute belts.
Upholstery: The Chester One Sofa is currently available online in Poltrona Frau's ColourSphere leather — their boldest, lowest maintenance collection yet. The capitonné effect is achieved by hand and completed with a series of tacks that give a finishing touch to the leather.
base:: It is available with two different feet options — spherical (H 6 cm) or High (H 12 cm) in dark walnut stained beech wood or black lacquered beech wood.
W 218 x D 106 x H 67 cm
W 263 x D 106 x H 67 cm
W 293 x D 106 x H 67 cm
Seat height - 43 cm
Not all Poltrona Frau furniture is available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London-based showroom where we have an array of Poltrona Frau furniture on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.
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