About Our Brands

The Poltrona Frau Group Miami Showroom is proud to feature all the brands under the Poltrona Frau Group umbrella, including Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cassina, Alias and Nemo Cassina Lighting, as well as innovative pieces by Ceramica Flaminia and Fish Design. This diverse collection embraces a spirit of collaboration and uncompromised quality, and allows us to celebrate each brand’s distinctive yet complementary qualities in the residential, commercial, and custom furnishings arenas. Together, they make Poltrona Frau Group Miami an unmatched resource for the best in modern design.


 

With almost a century of experience in the luxury furniture arena, the Poltrona Frau name has come to represent design superiority, elegance and perfection in Italian-made products. Founded in Torino, Italy in 1912 by Renzo Frau, the company first produced a collection of armchairs and sofas upholstered in fine Italian leather. By the 1920s, Poltrona Frau was a status symbol of the elite class, with the Royal House of Italy and a variety of prominent politicians, writers and artists acquiring pieces from the collection.

From generation to generation, master craftsmen have passed down the brand’s sophisticated expertise in handcrafted workmanship. Today, Poltrona Frau boasts a century’s worth of collaborations with the world’s finest designers, artisans and architects, and its pieces continue to embody timeless elegance and quality design, even in the most modern forms. The firm combines its manufacturing capabilities with in-depth materials research to obtain the best from new, innovative and technological materials, as well as high-quality leathers and the brand’s exclusive Pelle Frau® leather—modernizing these materials while keeping their original, natural softness and warmth.

The Poltrona Frau brand consists of three product divisions, providing high-end retail and custom design solutions for a variety of design needs: Home, offering armchairs, sofas, and beds; Office, featuring tables, chairs, and desks designed both for flexibility in the workplace and to adapt to any environment; and Contract, compiled of special furnishings for unique projects including museums, palaces, governmental buildings, theaters, retail showrooms, yachts, hotels, airports and offices.

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Founded in 1946, Cappellini furnishings are known for their contemporary, innovative, and often avant-garde characteristics, the result of a commitment to bold experimentation and extensive design research. Led today by famed designer and CEO Giulio Cappellini, the company is renowned for recruiting and nurturing some of the world's best designing talents. Giulio Cappellini has personally fostered collaborations with design giants like Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon, Marc Newson, Marcel Wanders, Dror Benshetrit, and the Bouroullec brothers.

Cappellini’s catalogue features some of the most iconic and daring furniture pieces of the last sixty years, many made in cooperation with innovative contemporary designers and now included in the permanent collections of the world’s most respected museums. The brand boasts an array of home and office furnishings and storage systems, divided into three specialty groups—Collezione, Sistemi (cabinets and wall units), and Progetto Oggetto (unique accessories)--as well as a Contract division dedicated to providing world-class interior design additions to high-profile public areas, including, but not limited to, hotels, restaurants and spas.

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Founded in 1927 by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina, the Cassina brand has always been one step ahead of its time. Credited with launching industrial design in Italy during the 1950s, the brand’s identity continues to lie in the marriage of technological skill and traditional craftsmanship. Initially specializing in small wooden pieces, over the years, the firm helped architect the modern Italian furniture phenomenon, expanding its scope to include a variety of furniture pieces—including sofas, chairs, tables, beds, and, more recently, also outdoor pieces—made from top-quality leathers, woods, and fabrics. Along the way, Cassina earned a reputation for its carefully curated designs, and for pioneering quality serial production by working side-by-side with some of the past two centuries’ most famous architects and designers, including Le Corbusier, Mario Bellini, Gio Ponti, Piero Lissoni, Philippe Starck, and Konstantin Grcic. As a result, Cassina’s collections embrace myriad design languages, all unified by a commitment to only the finest materials, forms, and production processes.

Cassina’s enduring legacy has made it a point of reference for the international design community. Combining industrial technology and artisan manufacturing procedures, it preserves its historic values while constantly pushing forward. For the last fifty years, its legendary “Cassina I Maestri” (Cassina Masters) collection, which painstakingly reconstructs furniture designs by icons in the field, has celebrated the design legends that have help to define the brand— and Italian furniture design itself. Today, faithful as ever to its history, Cassina continues to enhance its collection with fresh designer collaborations and extensive research into new materials, processes and products that fit the changing modern landscape.

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Nemo Cassina Lighting produces both ultra-modern and classically inspired lamps and lighting systems for residential and commercial environments. Founded in 1993 by by Ranco Cassina and Carlo Forcolini, Nemo’s classic collections celebrate design icons of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and include exclusive reissues of legendary pieces by renowned designers. Simultaneously, its daring contemporary collections represent modern lighting at its best—paying careful attention to lighting sources and the latest generation LEDS to ensure high lighting output and extremely low energy consumption.

The official lighting provider within the Poltrona Frau Group, Nemo creates floor, table, wall and suspension lamps, as well as its unique ISI and Regulus lighting systems and Bridge accessories. The brand works with international design and architecture leaders such as Karim Rashid, Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub, Ilaria Marelli, Carlo Colombo, and Carlo Forcolini to pursue excellence in lighting engineering, design, and quality.

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Renowned for both clean, precise lines and enduring quality, Alias produces sophisticated, modern pieces for the home, office, and outdoors. From armchairs, beds and dining tables to desks, recliners and outdoor benches, the brand embodies high-end, Italian-made design, consistently reinterpreting unexpected materials in innovative ways.

Over the years, Alias has cultivated relationships with some of the design world’s brightest stars, including Jasper Morrison, Paolo Rizzatto, Philippe Starck, Alberto Meda, Alfredo Haberli Eliminare Rizzato and PearsonLloyd, among others. The firm’s design-driven approach goes hand-in-hand with a process-wide commitment to environmental responsibility. Every Alias product is manufactured within fifty kilometers of its main Italian facility, ensuring the lowest possible carbon footprint. Alias’s ongoing research into ecological solutions, such as the development of Mater-Bi eco-packaging for the norma chair designed by Michele De Lucchi, have made it a leader in green design. And Alias’s dedication to responsibly resourced materials—embodied by its Alfredo Häberli-designed, wooden stabiles tables—has even earned the company FSC certification.

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Ceramica Flaminia was founded in 1954 in Civita Castellana, an Italian territory renowned for its ceramics since the fourth century B.C.  Today, the specialized bath brand is known for its sophisticated line of products, including bathroom furnishings, fixtures, and accessories, and its advanced, in-house production processes. Led by Art Director Giulio Cappellini, Ceramica Flaminia combines state-of-the-art technology and an unyielding dedication to craftsmanship and design. Pushing beyond traditional expectations for the bathroom, the brand collaborates with leading designers—Alessandro Mendini, Gilda Borgnini, Fabio Novembre, Nendo, Rodolfo Dordoni, Paola Navone, Angeletti Ruzza and, of course, Cappellini, among others—often inviting respected designers to work in ceramics for the very first time. This design dynamism encourages experimentation, consistently pushing the boundaries of ceramics’ aesthetic and functional potential, and redefining the bathing landscape.

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Launched in the 1995 in New York by Gaetano Pesce and now based in Milan, Fish Design creates one-of-a-kind resin jewelry pieces and home accessories. Imbued with a sense of fluidity and craftmanship, each pieces boasts subtle variations achieved during the production process by artists' hands. Driven by the desire to add humor, warmth, and joy to the spaces we move in, Fish Design offers a broad array of truly unique objects at a variety of price points. Fish Design creates more than just accessories; these are artifacts to pass down from generation to generation.

 

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