Poltrona Frau Celebrates 110 Years With Felipe Pantone Collaboration

Visiting the Italian factory where these bold anniversary pieces are made

In 1912, Sardinian-born Renzo Frau founded Poltrona Frau, one of the most respected and well-known companies in Italian design and manufacturing. Named for its founder and the Italian word for chair, the Turin-born brand has built a strong reputation throughout the world, especially for its 21-step leather-tanning process. To celebrate the brand’s 110th anniversary, Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone—whose work leverages a decidedly digital aesthetic, seemingly …

The Bambola Armchair

The 2022 Bambola armchair from Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole series puts a modern, more sustainable spin on the original 1972 design. Now made from recycled polyethylene and a disassembled construction that makes recycling easy, the new iteration conveys the same sublime, cloud-like appearance, comfort and apparent absence of a load bearing structure that made Le Bambole so iconic.

Customizing The World’s First Luxury 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Chair and Ottoman, Mishima

A lounge set inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities, designed in California

There are 250 potential combinations of carbon fiber, fabric and base materials for Mishima, a swooping 3D-printed chair and ottoman set. All of these options can be parsed through on one customization site, in a process as easy as it is inspiring. This chair-ottoman combination is the debut release of an on-demand furniture brand, also named Mishima, which developed the advanced additive manufacturing technology that …