Designed by Roberto Lazzeroni, Martha is an irreverent, comfortable and witty rocking chair

Poltrona Frau expands the Martha range and lets the designer Roberto Lazzeroni play with his creature - that Martha armchair with rounded shapes and a leather shell - adding a tilting base. The project was born from the meeting of the two main elements of the body, both in rigid polyurethane obtained from the mold. Seat and armrests are part of a single sinuous line with the two ends extended outwards. The curved and slightly padded back, which seems to float in the air, is fixed to the shell with a retractable system. A triangular section solid wood easel supports the whole. The curved solid ash base is available in Wengé and Moka finishes. The exterior of the shell is covered with a rich Saddle Extra leather shell, while the interior can be upholstered in Pelle Frau leather or in fabric. The whole is completed by a soft seat cushion with removable cover, available in the same upholstery as the internal shell. Like the fixed version, this rocking version is FSC® 100 certified, guaranteeing a product made with raw materials deriving from correctly managed forests and respectful of environmental sustainability.

At a glance

What is it?
Lounge chair designed for domestic environments and public spaces.
What is the design concept?
The challenge was to combine comfort and lightness by designing a leather armchair that was very comfortable while using minimal padding.
How is it made and from what materials?
Martha is composed of a shell and a curved backrest joined together by a retractable metal fixing, resting on a tilting base. The materials used are: rigid polyurethane for the shells, steel for the fixing joint, solid ash wood for the base, leather for the external coverings and leather for the internal one.
How is it produced?
Seat shell and backrest made of rigid polyurethane injected at high pressure on aluminum molds; base carved and assembled with numerical control technology C.N.C .; coatings made with high craftsmanship.
What makes it special?
The visual lightness, the elegance, the comfort, the care of the craftsmanship of leather and leather, the sculptural base.
How is it?
Light, elegant, modern.
In the designer’s own words
Martha rocking: a new lounge chair part of the family of leather seats ... why don't we rock it? Et voila! A rocking base in solid ash 'small work of cabinet making' and Martha has become a comfortable swing ... and very, very funny.