Nov 21, 2012
A Century of Style: Poltrona Frau
By ALICE OGLETHORPE
It’s been 100 years since Italian furniture company Poltrona Frau started designing and manufacturing its beautiful, timeless styles. And not only do they keep coming out with new designs, but their old ones look as current as ever. Armchairs designed back in 1919 are still available to buy today and this Dezza armchair (which I’m completely obsessed with) was designed in 1965. To celebrate the brand’s 100-year birthday, WPA Chicago (314 W. Superior St., Suite 110; 312-335-3855) is hosting a month of events through December 15, including displaying Poltrona Frau's iconic furniture pieces, from the Chester (designed in 1912) to the Juliet (a brand new design from 2012). Every Saturday afternoon during the celebration, WPA will be hosting a wine and cheese party with pairings from around Italy. And on the weekend of December 14th and 15th, they are taking 20 percent off all Poltrona Frau Atelier items. Let’s hope we all look as good when we turn 100.
Posted Nov. 21, 2012, | Back to all posts
Domestica is an online extension of the inspiration, advice, and scoop that the Chicago Home + Garden minimag provides four times a year inside Chicago magazine. Here, Chicago magazine style and Home + Garden editor Gina Bazer (left) and contributing blogger Alice Oglethorpe (right), along with guest bloggers, dish on home design trends, discuss design obsessions and dilemmas, share spaces they love, and bring you the latest local design news, from sales to events.
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