Cassina S.p.a.


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  divisione contract

Poltrona Frau Group Contract Division: the art of converging design and function

The first prestigious realization for PFG Con­tract was on board of the Rex, the legendary transatlantic ocean liner at the beginning of the 1930’s. This was the start of a great ad­venture that led to orders for other famous cruise ships such as the Andrea Doria, the Raffaello and the Michelangelo. PFG Con­tract sharpened its sartorial skills on these projects and become a trailblazer in the con­cept of designing public venues. Its approach combined manual skill and expert craftsman­ship with technology and industrial scale production processes. Now the group is in­volved in several different sectors. Everything from yachts to cars and airplanes, retail shops to museums, government offices to the hospitality sector. Its products can be found in places of art and culture, politics and the business world along with the travel and lifestyle ar­eas. PFG Contract’s long experience makes it highly qualified to work in historical environ­ments but it is equally at ease with the most advanced, experimental and forward looking architectural projects. 

The contract division includes 2 brands: Cas­sina and Poltrona Frau

Cassina Contract has a special focus on the hospitality and retail sectors. Its name is linked with some of the most iconic hotels of the twentieth century, such as the legend­ary Hudson New York, the Delano Hotel in Miami, the Clift in San Francisco and Sander­son Hotel in London. Recent projects are: the Conservatorium hotel ad Amsterdam, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan and the Pen­insula Hotel in Hong Kong.The Contract Divi­sion has also made a name for itself in the in­terior design of boutiques and flagship stores with orders from international brands such as Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo, De Beers, Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Dunhill, Louis Vuitton and many others. It has always been committed to working in close collaboration with its partners and providing a turnkey service. This is the only way to interpret the philosophy behind the designer’s vision and give it shape. It is also the only way to create the most elegant interiors in the world where master craftsmanship, scrupulous attention to detail, diligent construction and the careful selection of materials all combine to form the perfect whole.

Poltrona Frau Contact's focus is on public seating. Audiences the world over have en­joyed first-hand experience of the comfort and elegance of Poltrona Frau Contract seat­ing installed in the most prestigious theatres and concert halls, airplanes and luxury cruise ships along with public buildings, embassies, five star hotels and many other public and private locations. Poltrona Frau Contract has achieved international renown and worked with famous architects from the start, includ­ing Gio Ponti, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, Sir Norman Foster and Frank Gehry. The compa­ny stays constantly updated on ever-chang­ing developments in the sector so it can create the most complex seating systems. It combines the most advanced technology, rig­orous safety testing with highly skilled work­manship. It has completed over 1000 projects in more than 50 countries to turn the dreams, ideas and challenges of the most famous ar­chitects into reality. Recent projects are: the National Theatre of Bahrain, the Foundation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gery, the Kimbell Art Museum by Renzo Piano, the Wipo audito­rium at United Nations. Poltrona Frau Contract ha realizzato le 800 sedute dell’auditorium di Mons in Belgio. I 3 auditorium da 500, 200 e 100 posti, sono arredati dalla seduta “Tangram” disegnata da Daniel Libeskind per Poltrona Frau. Tangram è un innovativo concetto di seduta che combina le richieste funzionali delle sedute da auditorium con un confort unico. La sedia ha una struttura in legno e un imbottitura in poliuretano non deformabile e resistente al fuoco. Il meccanismo di snodo è ribaltabile per gravità. La seduta è disponibile in Pelle Frau® Leather Color System, in tessuto e in velluto, applicato con il tradizionale sistema di rivestimento e cuciture invisibili. Il fissaggio avviene mediante zoccoli metallici verniciati con polveri epossidiche anti-graffio e anti-urto.

The Center features three auditoriums of varying sizes: 500, 200 and 100 seats, each fitted with the vibrant orange “Tangram” seats that Daniel Libeskind designed for Poltrona Frau. Tangram is an in­novative seating concept that combines the functional requirements of auditorium seating with the sumptuous comfort of a lounge chair. The chair has a wooden structure and a non-deformable fire­proof polyurethane padding. The folding mechanism works purely by gravity. The chair is available in Pelle Frau® Leather Color System, fabric or velvet covering applied by traditional upholstery system and invisible joints. The metal plates for the floor installation are painted with anti-scratch and shock resistant epoxy-powders guaranteeing a flexible installation and the best fixation.

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