Key facts

Product:
DU 55
Family:
DU 55
Manufacturer:
Poltrona Frau >
Designer:
Gastone Rinaldi >
Architonic ID:
1208863
Country:
Italy
Designed:
1954
Launched:
2013
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >

Product description

The rounded geometries, the study of the thicknesses and padding, and the relationship between solids and voids led Gastone Rinaldi to design a chair brimming with personality in 1954. The DU 55 armchair communicates formal consistency, originality and elegance at first glance. The curved shell and slender fleet guarantee stability and comfort for a relaxing and welcoming seat. The DU 55 armchair has a steel structure with moulded polyurethane foam padding. The seat and backrest spring system consists of elastic belts. The conical feet are made from steel and come with three different finishes: ash veneer with a teak stain and antique-finish brass cap, lacquered black or polished chromium-plated. DU 55 can be upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather or removable fabric.

Product family

Concept

The perfection of form, manufacturing intelligence. The expression of an era, a timeless icon. The DU 55 armchair, designed by Gastone Rinaldi in 1954, today in a faithful reproduction by Poltrona Frau, which revisits the work of a forgotten genius of design and to introduce a 1950’s icon to the contemporary panorama. An emblematic piece from a period that stood out for its great formal, functional and aesthetic innovation. The rounded geometries, the study of the thicknesses and padding, and the relationship between full and empty spaces led Gastone Rinaldi to design a chair with a strong personality. DU 55 is an icon in the true sense of the word. It communicates coherence, completeness and elegance straight away, and it combines the originality of its form with manufacturing intelligence. The curved shell and sleek feet are a guarantee of the stability and comfort of this relaxing and welcoming chair. Steel structure with moulded polyurethane foam padding. Elastic belts for the springs of the seat and the backrest. Feet in three different finishes: ash veneer with endpins in antique-finish brass, black or chrome. Cover in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System, Pelle Frau® Nest, Pelle Frau® Soul or removable fabric.