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Ren Armchair
Poltrona Frau >
Neri & Hu Design and Research Office >
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Seating-Armchairs >

Product description

Alongside the accessories, the REN collection now also includes a small armchair and sofa. The “ren” sign, characteristic of the entire series, returns in both seats. Graphical, pure, geometric, it encapsulates the sides of the two seats and becomes the supporting structure. The collection takes the name of the Chinese “ren” ideogram, which means person. The longer stroke sticks out slightly and is supported by the shorter stroke. The two elements depend on each other for their stability, a relationship that perfectly represents the architectural construction of each item in the collection. Each piece consists of two “ren”, which make up the main structure in Canaletto walnut solid wood and together support the secondary structures, also in wood. The armchair is inspired by the classic seat of the theatre foyer, traditionally a place for interaction and relaxation, offering its own contemporary interpretation. Every element is an invitation to socialize and converse in a free and informal manner. But the lines and volumes are compact, clean, ultra modern. The enveloping backrest also functions as an armrest. The seat is deliberately quite shallow, and the lumbar cushion adds a touch of comfort and gives the backrest rhythm. The same enveloping essentiality gives form to the sofa. A linear bench and rounded backrest, again complete with a lumbar cushion. The cleanliness of the lines, the reduced dimensions and the studied comfort of both seats make for two versatile projects. Ideal in the various rooms of the home but also in collective contexts and meeting and waiting rooms. As with the rest of the collection, the cleanliness of the design brings out the fine materials and the precious details. The junctions between the supporting frame in solid Canaletto walnut and the shell of the backrest in curved beech are refined externally with brass rings. The upholstery can be entirely in Pelle Frau® leather leather or the leather upholstery for the seat can be combined with a fabric lumbar cushion.

Product family


The Ren furnishing accessory collection is the result of studies of the home entryway by Neri & Hu.

This collection showcases the nature of the domestic throughway, with a series of objects that are hybrid in their function and materials and it comprises of free-standing mirror coat rack, small table, console table, wall-mounted mirror coat rack and valet stand. Each product of the collection is in wood, brass and leather and are refined in the manufacture and shape, welcoming the guests with the undistinguishable elegance of Poltrona Frau.

For each side of these accessories, Neri & Hu has copied the shape of the Chinese ideogram “ren”, which means “person, human being”.
This collection provides a personal and a private feel thanks to its minimalist design, details and accessories. All the items can also be used in different rooms of the home, from living areas to bedrooms, bathrooms or even studies. Ren Collection has been designed to complete the look of the living space with a discrete and comfortable approach.

Each complementary furnishing unit features a different combination of similar elements.
The supporting frame is in solid Canaletto walnut. All the flat surfaces are in birch plywood covered in Saddle Extra leather, with the sides finished in Canaletto walnut veneer. The brass parts have been given a protective clear matt surface treatment.
The mirrors are characterised by a brass frame covered in Saddle Extra leather and the back in birch plywood with Canaletto walnut veneer
Mirrors and trays hang from the upper crosspiece of the frame on an elegant hook in brushed steel with a brass-finish galvanic treatment.