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All The Right Curves
Published: Home & Decor (Malaysia) - May 2011
A veritable classic and one of the design icons of the 20th century,
the first fully-foam sofa
designed by Michel Ducaroy almost 40 years ago, has today become a best-seller,
selling more than 1,200,000 pieces worldwide. Togo
Born in 1925 to a family of designers and furniture makers whose activities were split between private houses and larger-scale contracts (liners, exhibitions, official buildings), Michel drew 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.
Michel’s first contact into the world of design was in 1954, with the highly contemporary international design brand, Ligne Roset - a company that has been creating outstanding modern design since 1950 - and quickly became one of their most integral designers, pushing the technological boundaries in those early days and evolving the world of sitting.
The low-sitting Adria which was one of the first modular all-foam chairs was designed by Michel in 1968 and was followed by the Kashima and
which had large cushions on a frame of altuglass. Several years later in 1973,
the legendary Safi
which was emblematic of the Seventies was born and has since enjoyed
unparalleled success until today. Togo
Designed for an easy, carefree, almost hippie way of life, the
is renowned for both its, undulating ergonomic curves of the seat and back that
invites one to be enveloped in snugness. This beanbag-like sofa that will fit
in all types of interiors, evokes feelings of fun and laziness, yet retains its
has also been spotted everywhere, from the lobbies of the Standard Hotel in Hollywood,
to the studio of Patrick Eudeline. Created with five different densities and
thickness of polyether foam for maximum comfort and covered by upholstery that
is generously quilted with polyester material, the Los Angeles offers one maximum comfort.
The allure of the beautifully designed Togo is also increased with the
availability of this sofa in a wide selection of fabrics and colours. Togo
The Togo Collection which, comprises of a fireside chair, small settee, large settee, corner piece and footstool, can be arranged in a variety of different ways to suit the shape and size of your room. There is also a kid’s version of this delightful collection for your young ones.
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