The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
Like a big, enveloping, and highly treasured cape. Slightly padded. Comfortable and tactile. This is Mantò. The new sofa by Poltrona Frau speaks the language of haute couture. The natural elegance of the piece stems from the masterful tailoring that go
es into the handling of all materials. The piece is available in leather or fabric, according to taste, and all surfaces are designed and executed exclusively by hand. The exterior of the sofa is fashioned like a cape, completely removable, while a series
of impeccably executed pleats create a refined, wavy pattern on the surface at the rear of the cape-cover.
In this detailing, one can sense the artisan’s touch and the tailored execution that makes every piece unique. By interpreting the sofa in a
modern, versatile and customisable way, Mantò aims to introduce a new generation to Poltrona Frau’s legacy of incomparable quality. Craftsmanship, design and unsurpassed materials find a new and balanced synthesis in Mantò. The rounded lines of the back
and armrests recall elements found throughout the history of the brand, but are cleaner and sharper here. With Mantò, Poltrona Frau harks back to its traditional past, yet reinterprets it, providing a contemporary spin.
The sofa frame is crafted f
rom beech and poplar plywood and the padding in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. Elastic belts are used as the seat’s springs. Covered in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System, Heritage or Soul. Cushions and cape, completely removable, are als
o available with a fabric cover. Feet in solid ash in smoked or wengé dyed shades. The Mantò project comprises a two-seater sofa, a two-seater large sofa, a three-seater and a dormeuse.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Colors||shades of blue|