About Ligne Roset
Barker and Stonehouse is one of the Ligne Roset furniture stockist is the north of England. Our expert sales staff are regularly updated with information directly from Ligne Roset respresentatives, so they have all the information to help you with your purchase.
It all began in 1860, when Antoine Roset opened a wood processing factory in Montagnieu, in the Ain province of France. Very quickly he and his son Emile diversified into the production of wooden umbrellas, walking sticks and, perhaps significantly, chair frames.In 1950, against a background of postwar reconstruction, Antoineâ€™s grandson Jean quickly shifted the focus of the company - which now employed 50 people - to contract furniture. Tables, chairs and beds were produced for public institutions ranging from schools and colleges to hospitals, universities and retirement homes. This signalled the beginning of a period of intense growth, with contracts representing the most significant part of the companyâ€™s business until 1960, when Jean Roset took the decision to move into the domestic market.
Jeanâ€™s sons Pierre and Michel joined the family business during the explosion of creativity which was the hallmark of the 1960â€™s and 1970â€™s. This presented a golden opportunity to revitalise the company, and they began to work with interior architects and designers such as Michel Ducaroy. 1973 was a significant year, seeing not only the birth of the Ligne Roset brand and the opening of the very first Ligne Roset stores, but also the launch of Michel Ducaroyâ€™s Togo, a model which still enjoys enormous success today.
For many, the Ligne Roset brand is synonymous with luxury, and has come to symbolise an elegant way of life.
Known for its collaborations with the foremost talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset presents the consumer with a lifestyle choice, complementing its furniture collections with decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
The Roset Group is distinguished from other manufacturers by its tradition of close collaboration with both established and emerging designers. Matching its deeply-held belief in design with investment and technical innovation, it possesses the knowledge and ability to build and consolidate a worldwide distribution network.
Creativity is a key value of the Ligne Roset brand: if a new product demands new materials or new productions methods, the company will acquire them. Seats, pieces of furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs or bed linens: the idea precedes and the technique follows. Anything is possible.