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Michel Ducaroy’s Togo

Sofa Without Arms

A Ligne Roset classic, Michel Ducaroy’s Togo has been the ultimate in comfort and style for over forty years. The timeless collection features an ergonomic design with multiple density polyether foam construction and quilted covers, making each piece both visually attractive and physically inviting. A seat dreamt up especially for afternoon siestas or lazy evenings spent in the greatest of comfort, the Togo Lounge is a statement piece of furniture on its own as well as the perfect addition to a Togo sectional.

Michel Ducaroy was born in 1925, into a family of designers and furniture makers whose activities were split between private houses and larger-scale contracts (liners, exhibitions, official buildings). Drawing from his background he trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, and in the family business, before branching out alone as an independent designer in 1952.

Since his first contact with the Roset company in 1954, Michel Ducaroy has rapidly become one of their most integral designers. In the early days of Ligne Roset he was by far one of the company’s key attributes in pushing the technological boundaries. In 1968 he designed one of the first modular all-foam chairs, the low-sitting Adria, and then amongst others Kashima and Safi, which had large cushions on a frame of altuglass. It was in 1973, that he designed the now iconic Togo. A range of all-foam seating with covers generously quilted with polyester: this collection, with its unique design, will fit comfortably into almost any interior and remains one of Ligne Roset’s best-sellers to this day.

To celebrate the model’s 33rd birthday, the Togo is now also available with arms.

Details

  • Model: SOFA WITHOUT ARMS
  • Designer or Artist: MICHEL DUCAROY
  • Editor: LIGNE ROSET
  • Period: 1973
  • Origin: FRANCE
  • Dimensions: L175 x H71 x D102 cm

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