Ligne Roset is a family run business based in France that started in 1860 and is now known worldwide for its modern stunning furniture collection.
It is in the heart of the French countryside, at the foot of the Bugey mountains, that the roots of Ligne Roset are anchored. With a family tradition rich with over 150 years’ experience,
All furniture is made in Briord, in a vast workshop where the majority of operations are done by hand, the manufacturing of chairs or sofas requiring, indeed, demanding craftsmanship.Two tapestry-makers are responsible for training new apprentices. They learn the precise movements and the required dexterity. This one-year in-house training values the work and ensures the quality of the products.
Since the manufacturing chain requires transporting goods from one factory to another, the five production facilities are located in the countryside, in a neighboring area.
Bedroom, living room, and office furniture are made in Saint-Jean le Vieux, in this large 45,000 square-meter plant where Bernard Lipp, great-grandson of the group founder, has installed environmentally-friendly production systems.
Thanks to a sophisticated aspiration system, wood waste can be directly removed, to later be crushed and fed into a boiler that heats the plant and adjoining offices. This sustainable approach is not new to the group.
Ligne Roset Desk Perfect For a Small Office
Here is a super cool home office that may help you hide away and get some work done, and no one will know if you are just having fun surfing the web thanks to the semi shrouded concept.
I think it really creates a bit of personal space surrounded by tasteful panels available in muted tones as to not get your mind racing. The fabric tones used here really are soothing and complementary to the light wood frame.
With the smaller electronic devices of today, this is the perfect size workstation for a bedroom or small home office.
The Koya Desk from Ligne Roset certainly has that unique look they and their designers are well known for. In this case, it was Marie-Christine Dorner who has some serious project to her credit including street furniture for the city of Nîmes, designs for le Mobilier National.
The design is really quite simple and is made far more interesting thanks to the use of the natural wood grains of the Ashwood and the different tones from white to anthracite.
As you can see the look is quite different when the softer colors are changed to the more masculine darker greys and wood tones to match. This desk could easily mix into a real modern stark interior or into a softer transitional environment as well.
We also like the one curvy post with the wooden bird on top as a nice touch of contrasting shapes and class. I can see myself adding additional surroundings if I had this and possibly some state of the art super small speakers, then I would really get some work done.
The Koya is available for 1 609 €
Ligne Roset Dino Collection By Eric Jourdan
With the Ligne Roset Dino collection, industrial designer Eric Jourdan plays with shapes and colors flawlessly. The asymmetry in the collection is no happenstance and nor is the architectural influences.
The designer confesses that he was inspired by Marcel Breuer structures and wanted something equally powerful visually.
The collection features tables, desks, sideboards etc and is available in veneered walnut and shades of gray and blue that further gets highlighted by the aluminum base.
Says the designer about the collection:
“is very architectural, I wanted to suspend blocks within the sides (curves here) and work on the level and colour differences.
I had some Marcel Breuer structures in mind. I like the idea that the construction, the assembly of the volumes is present in the interpretation of the furniture which is in general closed boxes. With Dino everything is visually prominent.”
Special Edition Pumpkin Chair Marks 150th Anniversary of Ligne Roset
Another special edition to mark the 150th Anniversary of Ligne Roset is the “Pumpkin Chair” from Pierre Paulin.
The chair was originally designed for Claude and Georges Pompidou in 1971 for the drawing rooms of the Elysée Palace, and was first issued and made available to the general public by Ligne Roset in 2008.
For this occasion a 300 piece edition combination of 150 each 8 shades of blue wool, and 8 shades of red wool are being released and only 42 will be available for the North American market starting in June 2010.
Here is your chance to get a piece of history!
Limited Edition Lines Sideboard by Peter Maly for Ligne Roset
The Lines Sideboard by Peter Maly which incorporates an unusual use of forms is part of the limited editions that will mark the 150th Anniversary of Ligne Roset.
The Lines Sideboard is derived from the contrast between the external cubic proportions and its surfaces, which are characterized by a number of self-intersecting lines. External panels are a mix of three different new colors of lacquer.
The elegant metal feet can be either chromed or black lacquered and each limited edition sideboard bears a special label numbered from 1 to 150 and the logo 150 ans Ligne Roset (150 years Ligne Roset).
The original was designed in 1971 and only made available to the general public in 2008.
Ruche Settee from Ligne Roset and Inga Sempe
Designer Inga Sempe and French furniture maker Ligne Roset team up to create the slender and refined Ruche offered in a 2 and 3-seat versions, footstool and classic 1-arm settee.
According to Sempe, “I wanted to take a completely different approach: a settee lifted from the ground by a simple, fine structure which supports a comfortable seat. I was, at the outset, inspired by swing seats, the kind of rocking seats which one brings out in the garden in summertime, made from tubing and fabric, which possess a lightness I like very much“.
Ruche’s rangy uprights and the undulations of its duvet combine to produce a harmonious union of rigorous straight lines and soft, welcoming curves.
The Compact “Poms” Lap Top Computer Desk from Ligne Roset
New for the Ligne Roset collection is this slim and unobtrusive “Poms” desk from designer Julie Pfligersdorffer that has the lap top computer user in mind.
The top flips up or down to conceal your current bills waiting to be paid or the computer itself. In addition small drawers open to the side, because we all need extra drawer space. H 29 ¼ W 51 ¼ D 23 ½
Find a dealer near you and see all of the new furniture and home accessories from Ligne Roset.
Aphrodite Small Space Storage Chests from Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset and designer Tadao Hoshino make small space storage possible for those entry hallways and other places that stuff tends to gather. Visit ligne-roset.co.uk for size and color combinations.
Aphrodite Modern Storage Chest of Drawers by Ligne Roset
The Ligne Roset collection of uniquely modern and contemporary furniture gets one more addition with the “Aphrodite” cantilevered high chest of drawers by designer Tadao Hoshino.
The five and eight drawer storage chests get stability from a fixed bottom drawer that acts as a counterbalance. Aphrodite storage chest available in white, walnut, or the multi-colored version shown.
Split : Small Home Office / Writing Desk from Ligne Roset
The Split writing desk from Ligne Roset ads a sophisticated touch to any home office setting with its cool combination of alveolar panels finished in natural walnut veneer and base in black-lacquered steel.
The Splits top opens to reveal small storage boxes and spaces for cabling while providing added desk top space when needed. One cool feature Ligne Roset added is the directional desk lamp attached to the back of the desk.
Other features of this Small Home Office include a multi-way plug and connecting cables in a metal chest concealed underneath the top.
Ligne Roset Opens Their First Boutique Store in Austin, Texas
Ligne Roset, France’s premier modern furniture manufacturer will open its first ever boutique concept store worldwide in Austin, Texas to be located in the 2nd Street District, reflecting the “cool, urban energy of the trendy downtown locale“.
The Boutique will offer a collection based on their best-selling products and select design-forward pieces that are an iconic part of the brand. These smaller-scale selections created by some of the brand’s most sought after designers will offer consumers instant gratification that will surpass the delivery process.
As many of you may know from our reviews on the outstanding designer furniture of Ligne Roset, many well known names in the business like Pierre Paulin, Pascal Mourgue, Didier Gomez, Peter Maly, Michel Ducaroy, Ronan & Erwan, and Bouroullec have contributed to the stunning collection of furniture and accessories geared toward the modern lifestyle.
Confluence : The Modular Sofa System From Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset is famous for home furnishings that break away from the norm and bare a visual excitement that only the Europeans can create.
Designer Philippe Nigro carries on the tradition of Ligne Roset with his fun and vibrant “Confluence” sofa system that offers a free form innovative styling and a multitude of configurations for any modern living room setting.
This super casual modular seating system fits together like a puzzle and is available in shades of similar colors like blue, gold, and red. Visit your local Ligne Roset for a look the Confluence and the rest of their collection really outstanding modern furniture.
“Maly” Platform Bed by Ligne Roset
A platform bed should have good symmetry and use simplicity in how it is constructed. The minimalism is what attracts me to these bed models.
I do believe that you can draw more attention to other decorative pieces in your bedroom when the bed itself does not dominate the space. “Maly” is a platform bed by Ligne Roset that uses symmetrical forms in how the frame and platform connected.
The wooden frame is cleverly put together creating a minimal look, but also adding a bit of flair to the design.
“Lines” Storage Furniture by Ligne Roset
Storage furniture is great as it serves a dual purpose as a place to put things away and that of a decorative piece in a home. “Lines” is a series from Ligne Roset that combines storage furniture with great contemporary looks.
The sideboard is simply stunning where you can see the lines providing decorative detail that sets this piece apart from others on the market. The shelving unit is also wonderful for a person that wants to make a design statement in a contemporary home.
The shelves not running at a 90 degree angle is an advanced concept that draws the attention of anyone seeing the shelving unit first hand.
The sideboard comes in two sizes: 57″ and 87″.
Prices: Sideboard – 57″ – $5,220; 87″ – $6,490; Shelving Unit: $4,325. Colors: white lacquer and anthracite.
Ligne Roset Everynight Convertible Futon / Sleeper Sofa
Sure the name “futon” has been used a lot to describe an easily converted sleeper sofa, but as you would expect from Ligne Roset, the Everynight has a certain style you won’t find ordinary.
I really like the continuous styling of the three sections that designer Didier Gomez incorporated into this “small space” yet ample sized sofa sleeper that would be right at home in a loft or studio apartment.
The seat and back (metal-framed, with slats) are linked together by a mechanism which offers three positions, horizontal, intermediate, and upright.
A thermo-compressed foam sheet is supplied to protect the seat when unfolded on the ground. Sleep area: 63” x 84 1/2”, offering a quality and firmness perfect for a good sleep Everynight.
Find a Ligne Roset dealer and see the rest of their contemporary and modern furniture. Appx $6-7000 depending on upholstery.
P&P 900 Modular Wall Storage System from Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset of France is well known for high profile modern furniture and original designs that are often duplicated.
The P&P 900 modular wall storage system is as versatile as good looking and is comprised of floor to wall profiles in natural or black anodized aluminum with matching molded end pieces.
Chests and shelves in panels finished in gloss white or anthracite lacquer, or ebony-stained oak veneer. The P&P 900 wall system is perfect for “small environments” where maximum use of vertical space is required and features various length shelves, storage chests, overhead compartments with pull up door.
Other features include CD or DVD shelving, desk top workstation, and support for flat screen bay with 51 1/4′ or 35 1/2” widths mounted on height-adjustable lacquered steel supports.
Pricing based on size and complexity of composition.
Pierre Paulin’s Pumpkin Sofa from Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset of France has introduced the classic “Pumpkin” sofa collection to their line this year. Pierre Paulin’s revolutionary style initiated in the late 1950’s gave way to this 1971 design that was originally limited to the private apartments of Claude and Georges Pompidou at the Elysee Palace.
The Pumpkin sofa collection is said to emulate the lines and protective shell of a pumpkin with an appeal that is simply impossible to resist.
Available now in large scale production as part of the classically tasteful and quality oriented modern furniture collection from Ligne Roset.
F2 Round Folding Dining Table from Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset furniture of France is well versed in creative and quality furniture design and has been for the past 150 years.
On a recent trip to one of their stores I saw the F2 round folding dining table that has a top comprised of three triangular sections that fold flat with help from an ingenious mechanism.
This is the perfect table for small environments or someone in need of extra serving or dining space from time to time. The F2 round dining table is available in walnut or white lacquer with a steel chrome frame and measures 49.25 inches in diameter.
Find the closest Ligne Roset with their store locater.
Downtown Multi-Function Sofa and Chaise by Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset has the perfect answer to several needs with their new and innovative multi-function sofa and chaise which invites you to sit, lounge, or sleep in modern style.
The Downtown has a unique five position articulating metal mechanism that convert the sofa into a bed, in which the foot becomes the headrest.
Mean while the Downtown Chaise can be transformed into a generously proportioned 81″ day bed, and the fireside chair unfolds to become a large footrest.
Each piece comes with a lumbar cushion that can be covered in coordinating fabric.
Yang Modular Sofas by Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset offers a great modular sofa set called Yang. As you can see from the pictures, you can have a simple sofa setup like you would in a normal living room.
You can also put the sofas together to form a sectional seating system that can accommodate your space in many different ways.
Yang offers great flexibility in decorating the living room with many possibilities and shapes.
This clever one arm sofa idea was designed by Francois Bouchet. I personally like the look of the Yang sofa in any room even if you decide against the modular route.
I find the increasing depth of the sofa as it flows to the right to add a dimension not normally seen in boxier versions of seating.
The Yang one arm sofa comes with fabric upholstery and aluminum matte finish legs.
H 27.5″ – W 65.25″ – Depth 51.5″ Price: $3,100 – $3,700 per sofa piece.
Yang Sofa : Modular Sofa Sectional Seating by Lignet Roset
Ligne Roset has always had a willingness to bring unique designs to the public and of coarse it helps when you have great designers like Francois Bauchet.
I really like the creative aspect of the Yang Sofa but its versatility is the most appealing feature. This four piece sofa set has options for two curved opposing sofas or a small “L” shaped mini sectional with an extra accent chair left over.
The Yang is really four identical sections that make up a well rounded square, which in this case the sum of the parts is as cool as the whole.
Ligne Roset has a complete collection of classically minded furniture for today’s contemporary decor. Price: $3,100 – $3,700 per sofa piece.
Moel Armchair by Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset wants you to be comfortable in the Moel sofa group, so they gave it some really soft features.
With help from designer Inga Sempe, Ligne Roset used its expertise in thermoformed foam combined with bands of quilting to create the ultimate in luxury seating.
The Moel series is available in a large and small sofa, armchair, and footstool in a variety of contrasting colors.
Ligne Roset is one of my favorite lines of light and refreshing modern furniture that includes something for every room.
Light and Modern Cemia Sideboard by Ligne Roset
Peter Maly made the best of well rounded corners on his Cemia series which has a strong Scandinavian influence.
The Cemia sideboard from Ligne Roset has an informal presence that features recessed drawers with handles made from curved lacquered zamac which are nicely set into the drawer.
I also like Maly’s use of a very unusual high rise loop style foot that keep the Cemia off the floor and very light looking.
Cemia cases are available in walnut veneer or white lacquer, fronts finished in gloss white, taupe or anthracite lacquer. In the picture here is a white version of the product.
White can add an element of elegance to a dining room and provide a great place upon which to add more colorful decorations.
The full range is comprised of sideboards, TV units, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
The Smooth Pas Si Classique Sofa by Ligne Roset
Featured here is the Pas Si Classique, a sofa from Ligne Roset. Founded in 1860 in Montagnieu, France, Ligne Roset has developed into one of the foremost contemporary furniture makers. Nothing but elegance exudes this timeless piece.
Small features such as the curved back pillows on the end and the many rounded corners shape this sofa into an architectural masterpiece for any living room.
This sofa features a deep seat with large cushions for the back, allowing you to sit in many different positions for increased functionality.
There are many choices of upholstery from fabric to leather available. The Pas Si Classique was designed by Pascal Morgue.
Small Space Furniture on Oprah Winfrey
Queen of day time talk shows Oprah Winfrey pays attention to a topic we are really into here at Furniture Fashion, small space furniture that is not short on style.
Designer Nate Berkus shows a variety of home furnishings that unfold, flip out, and transform with one thing in common, small space requirements.
Here are a few of the small space home furnishings featured on the Oprah Winfrey show that you may have even seen here on Furniture Fashion in the past.
With so much inner city migration and vertical building happening the need for small space furnishings is really on the rise.
Off the Wall Beds’s Hidden Bed
The perfect combination of desk by day and bed by night offthewallbeds.com $2,399
Akemi Tanaka Tagei and Futaba Coffee Tables
These little gems make the best of coffee tables that become seating. The Akemi Tanaka Tagei coffee table $4,000 Futaba coffee table is $4,750 Available from www.inmod.com
Cineline Dressing Table
Ligne Roset, one of my favorite modern furniture makers also gets creative with this expandable dresser/ dressing table. Available in several finishes for $3,665 from ligne-roset-usa.com