Poltrona Frau has internationally become the symbol of made in Italy for its blend of craftsmanship and modernity. Poltrona Frau is also synonymous with a discreet but strongly international luxury that can be found in cars, offices, aircrafts, theatres, and parliamentary chambers. Poltrona Frau is the heir to a legacy of exquisite craftsmanship, refined over 90 years.
The company was founded in 1912 when Renzo Frau set up the first workshop in Turin (Italy). Fifty years later, after the acquisition by the Nazareno Gabrielli group, the company moved to Tolentino (in the province of Macerata, Italy). Franco Moschini first became director and later owner, in 1990.
In 2001, Poltrona Frau acquired Gebrüder Thonet of Vienna and the Gufram brand. In addition to that, in 2004 it acquired Cappellini and in 2005 it gained total control of Cassina, together with Alias.