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GranTorino HB Sofa
Poltrona Frau >
Studio Massaud >
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Product description

The GranTorino HB sofa designed by Jean-Marie Massaud is like a small piece of architecture. Together with the horizontal surface of the seat, the large backrest creates a very well-defined space. The sofa becomes an intimate yet dynamic place of refuge. The high armrests combined with the backrest create a continuous volume but terminate just before the seat to create a sensation of openness. Thanks to the almost invisible blade-type supports, the sofa appears to float in space. The leather exterior, clean cut using the saddlery method and processed with manual stitching, is the epitome of luxurious solidity. The enveloping padding of the fabric upholstery guarantees comfort and relaxation. The fabric features the X-stitching that characterises Jean-Marie Massaud's furniture designs for Poltrona Frau. Inspired by the bedroom, the designer gives the owner maximum freedom when it comes to putting the seat together. Aside from the cushions included, other smaller cushions can be added according to taste. GranTorino HB expands the GranTorino system of sofas and armchairs and can be combined with other elements from the collection. A high-impact product, it is the ideal sofa for large living rooms and the most sophisticated residences, but is also suitable for the contract segment. In addition to the upholstery in Cuoio Saddle® Extra leather/fabric, there is also a version that pairs Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System with the fabric. All fabric covers can be removed. The seat structure of the GranTorino HB is in metal tubing with interwoven elastic belts. The padding is composed of a sheet of pressed wadding, differentiated-density polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. The cushions are in goose down and polyester wadding with a polyurethane foam stabilising insert. The feet are in titanium-colour coated aluminium with protective plastic caps. GranTorino HB is available in the large armchair, the two-seater and two-seater large sofas, and the three-seater and three-seater large sofa models.

Product family


A bold design, compact shape and light structure. An elegant nod to classic upholstery. Jean-Marie Massaud takes inspiration from the world of saddlery with his GranTorino design: a modular sofa with an exquisite, original version that combines Saddle Leather® Extra and fabric. Hand-cut, hand-shaped leather closely moulds the lines and structure of the seat, including the upper part of the backrest, to bring out their true beauty. The high, slim armrest also presents intricate, careful workmanship and has a leather cover that folds down on the inside and is attached to the frame with elegant steel rivets designed by Poltrona Frau. The small but spacious trunk-container also acts as an armrest; it is entirely upholstered in leather and has an ecru fabric interior with an elegant, natural oak tray. An additional element of this composition is the low armrest, which can be added or removed as desired and has fabric or leather upholstery. The cushions have beautiful horizontal stitching in the centre, which gives the sofa a sense of visual lightness. In all of the versions available − which combine Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System and Pelle Frau® Nest with fabric or Saddle Leather® Extra − the most striking thing about GranTorino is its bold design: comfortable seats, compact, well-cut shapes that reduce the overall dimensions to a minimum, and subtle T-shaped feet that are hidden from view and raise the frame off the ground. And, above all else, a huge amount of freedom in how you put it all together. The two and threeseater sofas can easily be joined up and hooked together with the metal component and you can choose from various types of armrest and alternate them as desired. The sofa comes with a swivel chair with a 4-spoke base and a 360°-rotation mechanism that then automatically returns to the starting position. The GranTorino frame is in tubular metal with interwoven elastic straps. The backrests and armrests are made of birch and poplar plywood. The padding is made of pressed felt and polyurethane foam in
varied densities. The backrest cushions are padded with goose down and have separate horizontal chambers for varied, ergonomic comfort. The feet are aluminium with titanium-coloured varnish.