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Poltrona Frau, collection Ren

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en by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau has it all: dressing table, dumbwaiter, mirror, side table and wall-mounted coat rack. Ren has something for every moment of the day; this versatile line of hallway furniture turns functionality into elegance and practical design into notes of styles. What’s more, Ren can be used anywhere in the home.

What is it? Ren by Poltrona Frau is a line of hallway furniture.

What is special about it? Ren is a versatile line of hallway furniture, also perfect for the other rooms in your home. Functional yet really elegant, Ren includes a number of different pieces, which will suit your individual needs and space requirements. In fact, Ren welcomes guests in the hallway, it makes your bedroom more comfortable and turns even the smallest of bathrooms into a welcoming and functional nest.

How is it made? Designs are manufactured in timber, brass and leather, plus each piece is stamped with the Chinese symbol for “ren” (this gives the name to the entire series), which means “person, human being”. Structural frame in solid Canaletto walnut, shelves in birch plywood, upholstery in saddle leather and sides veneered in Canaletto walnut. The brass detailing is treated with a special clear coating. What’s more, hooks in brushed steel with a brass finish fix mirrors and trays to the crossbeam.

Who is it by? Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the two founding partners of Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, an international design and architecture studio with offices in Shanghai and London. Neri & Hu is also the home of an extremely multicultural team (over 30 different languages are spoken throughout its offices). In fact, this multicultural aspect is precisely what drives the studio: Neri & Hu meets with clear vision and precision a most demanding international market, also drawing from a variety of different artistic fields.

We have chosen it because… With its crisp line and elegant aesthetics, Ren will be a most special and delicate addition to your home. What’s more, these versatile pieces will definitely help you make the most of every room, be it the entrance hall, the living room, the bathroom and even the bedroom. Ren is sophistication its self.


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