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Gran torino. Jean marie massaud for poltrona frau.


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In Milan, Poltrona Frau introduced the GranTorino upholstery collection designed by Jean-Marie Massaud.

Jean-Marie Massaud takes inspiration from the world of saddlery and design Grantorino. A huge amount of freedom in how you put it all together. A modular sofa with an exquisite, original version that combines Saddle Extra Leather with Pelle Frau® leather or fabric. Hand-cut, hand-shaped leather closely moulds the lines and structure of the seat. The high and slim armrest also presents intricate, careful workmanship. The small but spacious trunk-container also acts as an armrest and it’s out fitted with an elegant, natural oak tray. The cushions have beautiful horizontal stitching in the centre, which gives the sofa a sense of visual lightness.
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.

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.

It’s available in two and three-seater sofas, which can easily be joined up and hooked together with the metal component. There is also a swivel chair with a four-spoke base and a 360°-rotation mechanism.

designer: jean-marie massaud
producer: poltrona frau
period: 2013
introduced: 2013 milan design week

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Object ID: 36347
Category/function: furniture · leather · living room · Producer L > Z · seating · seating · storage

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