Aida, armchair and swivel armchair, has a soft and graceful design that brings to mind the corolla of a flower. In fact, its armrests open and curve outwards like petals. When designing Aida, Roberto Lazzeroni combined classic construction techniques with contemporary materials and expedients.
As with the classic items from the Poltrona Frau archives, the spring system of the seat, made of seasoned beechwood and birch plywood, consists of hand-tied steel biconical springs attached to jute belts. In line with the latest technologies, the backrest shell and seat padding are in moulded polyurethane foam. Alongside the version entirely in Pelle Frau® leather with border piping in leather or grosgrain, the Aida armchair can also pair a Pelle Frau® leather exterior surface with a fabric inside surface (with fabric trim). Another alternative combination is Cuoio Saddle Extra leather for the shell and Pelle Frau® leather or fabric for the inside surface, with trim in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather. The Aida armchair is available in both a fixed and swivel version.
Roberto Lazzeroni lives and works in his home town of Pisa. After completing studies in art and architecture in Florence, he chose conceptual art as his focus began creating work that had a more radical approach to design. In the early 1980s he took commission in both industrial and interior design, a specialisation he defines as fundamental to his overall practice. Today Roberto works in the business of design, art directing and shaping corporate identity. His studio is directly responsible for every aspect linked to the birth and development of a firm. At the same time he is also developing new furniture designs for the leading manufacturers in Europe, including Poltrona Frau.