Embracing new technology and working in collaboration with leading designers such as the Bouroullec brothers and Inga Sempe has made Ligne Roset one of the go-to furniture manufacturers for bold and daring design-led products.
The long-established family business celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010, with the fourth generation of Rosets, brothers Pierre and Michel at the helm, joined by their sons Antoine and Olivier.
Today Ligne Roset does business in over 71 countries, collaborating with a wide range of design talent to create innovative furniture pieces that become instant design classics.
Sustainability and sound environmental policies are also very dear to the brand. When the ecological movement took off in France in the 1970s, the Roset Company was already practicing an environmental philosophy of simple good sense.
CEO Pierre Roset said: “As the Roset Company developed, the risk of damaging the environment could have risen in consequence. And yet, our activities are generating less and less pollution. This is explained by our own vigilance, and by the demands we make both of our suppliers and ourselves.
“Every reliable solution guaranteeing increased protection of persons and better stewardship of natural resources holds our attention, regardless of whether it might entail additional costs at the outset.”
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’ is key to the company’s ethos – and judging by the unique furniture that they create, it’s clear to see that ethos in action.
Barker and Stonehouse is proud to be one of the few retailers in the UK to stock Ligne Roset. We’ve rounded up a few of our design favourites:
The iconic Togo sofa and chair collection was created in the 1970s and quickly became an iconic piece and best-seller. Available in a huge array of colours, the Toga offers relaxed comfort and cutting-edge design:
The Smala is a practical settee with pure, clean lines which all but floats above the ground, inviting you to come up and relax:
The Flax is a beautiful chair made of solid American walnut:
The Pumpkin was designed by Pierre Paulin’s in 1971 for the private apartments of Claude & Georges Pompidou at the Elysee Palace, and has now been put into large-scale production:
To view the full range of Ligne Roset products stocked at Barker and Stonehouse visit the Ligne Roset page here.