Chester is now also Chester One: a more extensive collection with new four- and five-seater sofas and poufs, also revisited in terms of their dimensions. In fact, the seats are now 15 centimetres deeper to offer greater comfort and contemporary elegance, in keeping with the times.
However, the Chester One sofa maintains the features of the classic model designed by Renzo Frau: the famous capitonné processing, the curved armrest, the series of pins that refines the Pelle Frau® leather upholstery. The supporting structure is made from seasoned beech. The vegetable horsehair of the backrest and armrest padding is hand-shaped. The spring system consists of hand-tied biconical springs attached to jute belts. The seat cushion is in goose down and polyurethane foam. The feet can be spherical, in lacquered black or walnut stained wood, in the same finishes or covered in leather.
Lorenzo Frau, known as ‘Renzo’, was born in Cagliari in 1881. He left Sardinia for military service in Milan, which he completed successfully earning the title of lieutenant. He married Savina Pisati and moved to Turin, at the time a real hub of Italian culture.