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Chester Line
Chester Line
Poltrona Frau >
Renzo Frau >
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Seating-Modular seating elements >
Seating-Recamieres >
Seating-Modular seating elements >
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Product description

A Poltrona Frau classic since Renzo Frau presented it in 1912, Chester has graced the decades and generations with its timeless elegance, becoming a genuine icon in the history of interior design. Chester Line is its natural evolution, lightened and updated to reflect the new requirements of contemporary living. The classic sofa with its sculpted design is deconstructed and multiplied, becoming a genuine system of modular sofas with five different elements: chaise longue and armchair, both without armrests, pouf and two corner sofa end-sections. The distinctive features and precious processing details of the Chester are all present, revisited here in a lighter form in the quest for an informal elegance achieved by subtraction: the historic capitonné remains on the backrest while the base of the sofa disappears; the metal feet are almost invisible to further emphasise the beauty of the seat; compared with the classic two-seater sofa, there is just one large cushion which is even more comfortable. The elements without armrests and backrest also make it possible to add accessories like the Fidelio side tables and lamp, enhancing the functionality of the various configurations. The supporting structure of the Chester Line sofa is made from solid seasoned beechwood. The seat, backrest and armrest spring system consists of hand-tied biconical springs on jute belts. The backrest and armrests are padded with hand-shaped vegetable horsehair. Seat cushion in goose down with the addition of a polyurethane foam stabilising insert. The upholstery is in Pelle Frau® leather, which can be matched with the Poltrona Frau fabrics in different combinations. Wooden feet covered with leather or blade-shaped aluminium feet with brushed-burnished finish; alternatively, classic version feet, high or low, in beech with dark walnut stain or lacquered black.

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Chester, Poltrona Frau’s icon par excellence, and its contemporary version, the Chester Line. With a stately, sculpturesque, representative aura, and an open architecture, you can freely configure the line’s furniture for a more casual social setting. Chester Line maintains the impeccable elegance and iconic workings of its predecessor: the capitonné, stitching with buttons, and spiral on the armrest. But in updating itself to contemporary habits and ways of living the home, it lightens up, breaks up and multiplies in its combinations. It is now a system offering five different elements: chaise longue and armchair, both with armrests, poufs, and two corner sofas.

The capitonné was kept on the backrest, precious and recognisable, but disappears from the sofa base. The emphasis on tradition comes with a delicate job of removing details, in a quest for a modern lightness accentuated by the blade-shaped, nearly invisible metallic feet. Unlike the historic model, the two-seater sofa has just one just one, much larger cosy cushion, in harmony with the atmosphere of a contemporary living room. The elements without an armrest and backrest let you add accessories that enrich the functions of the various configurations. For an elegant way to complete the system, add the Fidelio side tables and lamp. With their architectural purity they go naturally with the various Chester Line modules and increase your furnishing arrangement options. The tops in place of the armrests and backrests can be used in various ways.

The Chester Line’s supporting structure is made out of solid aged beech wood. The seat spring system, backrests, and armrests are made using hand-tied biconical springs laid on jute belts. Vegetable horsehair padding shaped by hand has been used for the backrest and armrest on the corner sofa. The goose down seat cushion includes an extra stabilising insert made out of polyurethane foam. Upholstery comes in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System, Nest, Heritage, Century and Cuoietto, which can be mixed and matched with the Poltrona Frau fabricsFeet come in the blade-shaped aluminium variant with burnished brushed finish by request alongside the Dark Walnut dyed beech or lacquered black classic version (high or low).