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1938

Francesco Urbani opens an upholstery workshop in Gemona del Friuli.

1939

Francesco is called up to fight in the Second World War.

1951

The upholstery workshop reopens in Gemona.

1952

The first wood frame chair.

1953

The first metal-frame chair.

1954

Takes part in the Casa Moderna (Modern Home) show in Udine.

1955

Production starts on the Edelweiss armchair, with a metal frame and base.

1958

The Elena armchair, design by architect Gianni Avon, wins first prize at the Milan Triennale.

1959

Production starts on office chairs.

1960

Arch. Claudio Pillinini. Walnut bed.

1962

Arch. Remigio Urbani. Armchair in soft leather with base in aluminium and wood.

1963

Francesco Urbani, with his wife Maria and their sons, Remigio and Attilio, establish Polflex

1964

The first leather model is made.

1966

Production starts on the 866 range, based on a design by Attilio Urbani.

1970

The workshop is enlarged for making innovative models.

1976

On 6 May an earthquake destroys the enitre factory.

1977

On 6 May, one year after the earthquake, the new factory in Artegna opens.

1983

The 804 leather chair enters production. It will win a Resource Council Roscoe of N.Y. award in 1983

1984

The 712 chair is first produced. It will win a Resource Council Roscoe of N.Y. award in 1984

1985

Production starts on the 713 armchair, which is displayed at the Los Angeles Craft & Folk Art Museum and was inspired by Vittore Carpaccio’s painting St Augustine in His Study dated 1470

1986

Attilio Urbani’s wife, Rosalinda, and their son, Marco, join the company. From now on all the products will be made only of leather.

1986

The Innovation 716 bench, designed by architect Saccardo, wins the first prize of the Resource Council Roscoe of N.Y. in 1986.

1987

Chiara, Marco’s wife, joins the company. Production starts on leather-and-marble furniture and tables

1989

Armchair 506 with back frame in die-cast aluminium.

1990

Desk and chair in wengè wood with brass inserts.

1993

The Epico collection is launched.

1996

Mitico armchair covered in hard leather.

2002

Architect Gianfranco Frattini 820 armchair.

2005

Desk with stainless steel base.

2007

Arch. Veronica Balutto – Island
 
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