The design features that made the Times bed so unique are reinterpreted in the Times Lounge armchair designed by Spalvieri & Del Ciotto for Poltrona Frau and presented for the first time in the 2020 collection.
The same incisiveness and straightforward style as a typographical project. The same elegant lightness where nothing is superfluous and everything is natural. Every element seems to promote rest and relaxation. Designers Spalvieri & Del Ciotto took their inspiration from the design principles of the Times bed to create a timeless seat which combines an advanced construction technique with understated and mellow contemporary aesthetics. The Times Lounge armchair has a sophisticated and ultra-light structure and a cover which naturally assumes its forms like a tailored suit, making it soft and welcoming. The materials blend together and amalgamate, their functional role lost in order to create a highly distinctive singular image. The soft wadding embraces the elegant solid wood and Pelle Frau leather structure to form an armchair of unrivalled comfort. The leather bands become part of the structure to create a balanced spring system that supports the padding covered in fabric or Pelle Frau leather, which is completely removable and interchangeable.
The structure of the Times Lounge is produced from solid ash in a Moka or Weng stain. The wood has a circular cross section in the visible parts and an oval cross section for the lower connecting beams. The armchair cushion support embraces the wooden structure and is made from Pelle Frau leather. The large seat is soft and welcoming thanks to the springs of a supporting technical textile located under the seat. The lining of the backrest and armrest cushions is stitched as a single element, the lining of the seat cushion is separate and attached to the rest of the lining. The cushions are secured to the structure using hidden zips and snap buttons. The cushions can also be covered with Pelle Frau leather and fabric. In both cases the cover can be removed, making it possible to give the armchair a new look in just a few quick steps. With the Times Lounge, Poltrona Frau continues to explore the idea of profoundly humanistic designs that interpret the real needs and requirements of the contemporary world. A coherent project that aims to make private and public spaces increasingly comfortable and functional in the belief that better homes make for better lives.