Sitting on Air

Century-old furniture and interior design studio Poltrona Frau collaborated with the Audi Concept Design Studio and the Volkswagen Group’s design director, Walter de Silva, to create Luft, an armchair that debuted at Poltrona’s Milan location in late November. Luft—German for “air”—was created to provide ergonomically sound comfort while maintaining a refined yet relaxed aesthetic. Luft’s curved armrests are intended to evoke the outline of a bird’s wings in flight, while its die-cast aluminum feet reference the lightweight and technologically advanced construction of Audi’s automobiles. Poltrona Frau’s supple Pelle Frau leather, also used in the interior of numerous Audi cars, covers a flexible beech wood frame. The new made-to-order chair is part of a series from Audi’s design studio and is available for purchase through Poltrona Frau starting at about $7,000.

Poltrona Frau, 212.777.7592, www.poltronafrau.com

Tory Burch and Dodie Thayer Lettuce Ware...
Holly Hunt and her namesake brand need no introduction. But she has plenty of news to share...
Photo by Tony Soluri
Project Interiors infuses a classic home outside Chicago with contemporary verve...
A husband-and-wife design team marries the best of both worlds...
Photo by Marco Ricca
High above Manhattan,this Jamie Drake–designed penthouse is anything but a shrinking violet...
For many, to make a trip to the French countryside is to fall in love and fall hard—especially...
Photo by Trent Bell Photography
Tom Moser’s distinctive craftsmanship only gets better with age...
Skip the club: The best gym is at home, with sleek, cut equipment that quickens the pulse...
Each of these books earns a coveted place on Robb Report Home & Style’s summer reading list...
Photo by Emily Wren
Robb Report Home & Style investigates the top design scenes around the globe…