• POSTED 8.30.12
  • Poltrona Frau Turns 100 - 100th Anniversary
  • 1912-2012. Poltrona Frau, the epitome of Italian culture and expertise, and a household name all over the world, celebrates its first hundred years. Recognized across the globe for its design, quality and creative values. The company has decided to commemorate its history in 2012 with three different projects: a book, a design contest for young designers to launch the “centenary armchair,” and the opening of the first Poltrona Frau museum in Tolentino, Italy. The winning product from the “Century Armchair” competition was the Juliet armchair and pouf by Benjamin Hubert, now available through our showroom.
  • POSTED 8.15.12
  • Poltrona Frau presents Atelier
  • Attention to detail makes small things great. Available at WPA Chicago in fall 2012: Atelier is Poltrona Frau’s new small leather item collection that is a blend of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Poltrona Frau rounds off its world of furniture by applying its culture to the business of everyday life. Leather bowls, boxes, containers, personal accessories, and technology cases all play a discrete but important role in their user’s personal space and time. Poltrona Frau has a great heritage of craftsmanship and skill at bringing out the most valuable qualities of leather and in doing so, clearly expresses its identity.
  • POSTED 7.1.12
  • WPA Chicago Welcomes the Griffin Company
  • The Griffin Company will represent WPA Chicago in the contract market, adding our lines to her existing portfolio. Terry Griffin, born in Chicago, attended William Woods College, in Fulton, Mo before returning to Chicago. After working with Steelcase Corporation, Terry attended DePaul University and graduated in 1995 with a B.A. She then worked for a not-for-profit, the Bethel New Life organization. Terry then joined the DatesWeiser Furniture Corporation until 2003. This was when she developed The Griffin Company. It is dedicated to representing upscale, top-of-the-line, furniture and accessory lines to the contract market. To quote Terry, “…if it is 120 degrees outside, or 20 degrees below zero, and I have to take furniture or a finish sample to a firm, I had better love what I am selling”.