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Downtown President
Poltrona Frau >
Studio Massaud >
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Seating-Office chairs >
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Product description

Competent, elegant, timeless… the DownTown chair is for demanding decision-makers looking for comfort and sophistication. A sleek technical seat handcrafted by the Poltrona Frau craftsmen, a guarantee of its quality. Much more than a stunning sculpture, the DownTown chair is a sensual and distinctive Jean-Marie Massaud creation. The DownTown chair is available in five versions: President, Executive, Managerial, Meeting and Visitor. The upholstery, embellished with tone-on-tone or contrast stitching, is in Pelle Frau® leather, also available in a version with micro-perforations on the inside surface of the backrest, the armrests and the cushion. In the President, Executive, Managerial and Meeting versions the base, in polished or black lacquered aluminium, is composed of five spokes with soft automatic braking “W” swivel castors that adapt to all kinds of floor. The Visitor version, meanwhile, has a four-spoke base with plastic swivel glides which are also available for the other models on request. The DownTown chairs are height-adjustable and can be swivelled by pulling up the lever underneath the seat on the right. The President, Executive and Managerial versions come with the “Syncron” oscillation mechanism for the backrest and seat, which enables the chair to adjust to the body of the user, supporting their movements and providing extraordinary comfort. The chair’s mechanism allows it to be locked into four different positions. DownTown Meeting can swivel thanks to a thrust bearing. DownTown Visitor is equipped with a swivel mechanism with automatic return whose thrust bearing allows the chair to rotate and return to its original position.

Product family


The Downtown collection is now even more complete and versatile. Jean-Marie Massaud has designed three new conference armchairs to go with the President, Executive, Managerial, Meeting and Visitor models. There are more upholstery options and all the armchairs in the collection can now be covered with the customer's own fabrics, as well as with Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System.

The common denominator for the Downtown project continues to be the synthesis between timeless style and cutting-edge ergonomic performance. Texture, shape and material communicate intimate, personal elegance. The workspace becomes a landscape for living and lifestyle.

The three Conference models, ideal for meeting areas, have the same soft, enveloping shell design and offer three new leg systems.
Swivel Conference with 4-spoke base and 360° swivel with a mechanism that returns it to its starting point.
Sled-base Conference with elegant blade cross-section.
Bridge Conference, with armrests that expand, envelop the shell on both sides and reach down to the ground, complete with wheels.
The spoke and sled bases come in chrome steel, or painted black or titanium-colour. It has a moulded polyurethane foam shell and uses the same material for the padding, with differentiated density for comfort zones and quilt in polyester wadding.
The Bridge model has matt black metal plates connecting the back and armrests.