MONTERA | Chair By Poltrona Frau
The “Montera” chair, the common denominator in the designer’s work is the lightness of form and, above all, the sensory charm of leather. The internal part of the shell is covered in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System. In elegant contrast the external surface is in Cuoio Saddle® Extra. Two different materials that enhance each other when sewed together with clean-cut edges. On the back of the seat the visible stitching traces a delicate motif and hides the zipper which, like an impeccable tailor-made suit, is used to close the cover. The seat is also available in a version completely covered in Pelle Frau® leather. Shell in moulded curved beech plywood. Padding in polyurethane foam. Four-leg base in Wengé-stained solid ash wood. The “Montera” is a perfect visual match for the new “Bolero” table.
The Montera becomes a collection. Roberto Lazzeroni revisits the distinctive traits of the chair and instils them in the armchair and stool.
The seat of the armchair is more relaxed, the backrest is lowered almost imperceptibly, whilst the two characteristic side wings are widened and lengthened to form enveloping armrests. The raised legs of the stool stand out for their cross-like structure and the gunmetal grey metal footrest at the front. The backrest is smaller, maintaining its characteristic curved shape.
The same materials and finishes are used throughout the collection: Pelle Frau® leather and Cuoio Saddle Extra leather stitched together with a clean cut edge, complement each other perfectly. The frame is composed of curved and moulded beech plywood with polyurethane foam padding. Legs are in wenge-coloured solid ash wood and sports the new Moka finish. A version entirely upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather is also available.
The seat comes in a new stool with column and gas springs. The column, the tubular footrest and the base are of burnished steel. The tubular footrest features a knurled finishing. Flat round base. The upper part of the column (above the footrest) is upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra or in Pelle Frau® leather of the same colour of the shell upholstery. The height-adjusting with gas springs is controlled by a burnished steel lever placed under the seat shell.
The seat comes in a new stackable version with base comprising four steel legs in the evocative blasted and burnished finish, which gives the metal renewed warmth. The seats can now be stacked thanks to their reduced dimensions and the more tapered shape of the legs, as well as the plastic insert upholstered with Pelle Frau® leather which prevents direct contact between the steel of the base and the leather shell. The frame is composed of curved and moulded beech plywood with polyurethane foam padding. Upholstery is in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System. It is also available in a two-color version.