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Poltrona Frau Group

Group

All items in the Poltrona Frau Group collections stand out for their exceptional quality, a process that begins with the painstaking and detailed choice of raw materials. All phases of the production process are subject to rigorous quality controls. From the design phase to experimentation with innovative materials, from aesthetic research to the production of every single item and final testing. Our quality is the result of our savoir-faire and the artisanal and industrial expertise we have acquired in almost 100 years of history and experience, unchanged in terms of spirit, but always ready to accept the challenges of modern life.

Poltrona Frau

History

A story that goes back to 1912 with the foundation of Poltrona Frau, followed by the creation of Cassina in 1927, and Cappellini in 1946. 2005 saw the creation of the Poltrona Frau Group, the leading international group in the high-end furniture sector that comprises Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini. In 2014 Poltrona Frau Group was acquired by Haworth Inc., the global leader in the planning and production of flexible and sustainable work environments

Over the years Poltrona Frau Group has underlined its ability to interpret, but above all anticipate the evolution of contemporary living. Thanks to the far-sightedness of entrepreneurs and managers who, down the years, have understood the importance of being bold, of continuous experiment, and of challenging the rules, the Group is now a point of reference in the high-end furniture market for the most important international designers and architects.

  • 1912

  • 1927

  • 1946

  • 1962

  • 1990

  • 2003-2004

  • 2004

  • 2005

  • 2006

  • 2010

  • 2011

  • 2012

  • 2013

  • 2014

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Foundation of Poltrona Frau

1912

Foundation of Poltrona Frau
Foundation of Cassina

1927

Foundation of Cassina
Foundation of Cappellini

1946

Foundation of Cappellini
Franco Moschini joins Poltrona Frau

1962

Franco Moschini joins Poltrona Frau
Franco Moschini acquires 100% of the Poltrona Frau company

1990

Franco Moschini acquires 100% of the Poltrona Frau company
Charme Investments S.C.A. becomes the majority shareholder  of Poltrona Frau

2003-2004

Charme Investments S.C.A. becomes the majority shareholder of Poltrona Frau
Poltrona Frau acquires Cappellini

2004

Poltrona Frau acquires Cappellini
Poltrona Frau acquires Cassina

2005

Poltrona Frau acquires Cassina
Poltrona Frau Group lists on the Milano Stock Exchange

2006

Poltrona Frau Group lists on the Milano Stock Exchange
Photovoltaic in Tolentino

2010

Photovoltaic in Tolentino
Strategic agreement signed with Haworth for the US

2011

Strategic agreement signed with Haworth for the US
Centenary of Poltrona Frau

2012

Centenary of Poltrona Frau
Cassina acquires the brand Simon

2013

Cassina acquires the brand Simon
Haworth acquires the majority of Poltrona Frau Group, and delisting from the Milano Stock Exchange

2014

Haworth acquires the majority of Poltrona Frau Group, and delisting from the Milano Stock Exchange
Poltrona Frau

Mission and values

Mission
To guarantee the excellence and quality of our products through ongoing research and innovation in all phases of the production process, concordant with our vocation as designers that understand Italian tradition and style.

Our values
During 2009 the Group formalized seven key values to guide the way in which the companies and employees of Poltrona Frau Group should work.

  • Sense of responsibility

  • Leadership

  • Quality and design

  • Focusing on people

  • Integrity

  • Teamwork

  • Change and innovation

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Sense of responsibility

Strive to maintain the promises and commitments made, and encourage individuals to take responsibility for meeting pre-established goals.

Leadership

Displaying leadership in every role and mission, to satisfy requirements and promote the interests of stakeholders (shareholders, clients, suppliers, institutions, the environment). Guarantee the development of personnel and respect for communities of reference.

Quality and design

Focusing on the overall quality of materials, products and services to ensure the highest canons of beauty, luxury and perfection, symbolic of the best Italian traditions.

Focusing on people

Create a pleasant and tranquil working environment, respecting and motivating people by providing training and development opportunities.

Integrity

Pursue and maintain high ethical standards, openly and honestly expressing your ideas. Focus on the environment and safety to guarantee sustainable growth.

Teamwork

Contribute with a sense of team spirit, sharing in successes but also learning together from errors made to continuously improve and guarantee effective communications at all levels.

Change and innovation

Putting passion into your work, always seeking better and innovative solutions, ready to face new challenges and promote change.
Group ethical code
Poltrona Frau

Over the years Poltrona Frau Group has underlined its ability to interpret, but above all anticipate the evolution of contemporary living. Thanks to the far-sightedness of entrepreneurs and managers who, down the years, have understood the importance of being bold, of continuous experiment, and of challenging the rules, the Group is now a point of reference in the high-end furniture market for the most important international designers and architects.

Poltrona Frau

Sustainability and certifications

The certifications obtained by the Group guarantee improved organization and performance – objectifying production methods, prerequisites and qualitative standards – and are synonymous of the commitment to the environment and to the health and safety of its employees.

Poltrona Frau

Contacts

Contact Group
  • Poltrona Frau Group
Contact Brands
  • Poltrona Frau
  • Cassina
  • Cappellini
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