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Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC

Vanity Fair XC - Poltrona Frau Style & Design Centre - 2020

The company’s most iconic product, the Vanity Fair armchair encapsulates all of the values of timeless elegance, quality materials and consummate craftsmanship that have made the Poltrona Frau brand a renowned name over the years.

Ninety years and still going strong. "Modello 904" began production as far back as 1930, know with name Vanity Fair starting in 1984. The original design seems to have been re-worked by Poltrona Frau starting from the drawings REnzo Frau left his wife Savina. With the passing of the years, Vanity Fair has become one of the universally recognised icons of Italian design, and the emblem of the company. A story that, upon reaching its90trh year, Poltrona Frau has decided to celebrate by launching the Vanity Fair XC. The company asked the designer Roberto Lazzeroni to revisit Vanity Fair, adapting its proportions to the lifestyles of today. The result is a version that is respectful of the original but even more comfortable and welcoming.

Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC

Vanity Fair XC - Poltrona Frau, Milan

Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC

Vanity Fair XC - Poltrona Frau, Milan

Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC

Vanity Fair XC - Poltrona Frau, Milan

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Officially called “model 904” but known, since 1984, as Vanity Fair, this seat has become one of the universal icons of Italian design.

The supporting structure of the Vanity Fair XC armchair is made from solid seasoned beech.
The padding uses both hand-shaped vegetable horsehair and rubberised horsehair and the seat cushion is in goose down with a polyurethane foam insert to help maintain its form over time. The seat, backrest and armrest spring system consists of hand-tied steel biconical springs attached to jute belts. A row of leather-covered pins finishes the back and sides of the armchair.
The upholstery is available in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric. A plate with gunmetal grey or gold finish bearing the Poltrona Frau® logo is attached to the back of the frame.

Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
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The Vanity Fair XC pouf has a birch plywood structure. The padding is in polyurethane foam. The MDF base with texturised black varnish finish conceals four plastic swivel castors which are fitted to the bottom of the pouf. The upholstery is available in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric.

A brass plate with the Poltrona Frau® logo and gold or gunmetal grey finish is positioned at the back of the pouf.
The Vanity Fair XC pouf with storage compartment has a birch plywood structure with high-density millboard panel infill inside the storage space.

The lid with polyurethane foam padding is in birch plywood. The inside of the storage compartment is lined with black technical fabric. The opening mechanism is equipped with a system that holds the cover in place when it is opened and softens its closure. All metal parts of the mechanism and the hinges are in nickel-plated steel.

Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC

Vanity Fair XC - Poltrona Frau

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Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Product Overview
The project, which first went into production in 1930, has been revamped by the Poltrona Frau Style & Design Centre on the basis of designs that Renzo Frau left his wife, Savina.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the Vanity Fair armchair, the company asked designer Roberto Lazzeroni to revisit it and adjust its proportions to make it even more comfortable and welcoming. The Vanity Fair XC pouf completes the collection. Its curved and organic lines are inspired by the armchair and reinterpret the typical hallmarks of the Art Deco style to make the object a timeless classic. It can also come in a version with practical internal storage compartment.
Poltrona Frau - Vanity Fair XC
Product name

Vanity Fair XC

Designer

Poltrona Frau Style & Design Centre

Materials

Wood, Leather

Year

2020

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