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Updated: August 26, 2012 17:27 IST

In the name of comfort

Catherine Rhea Roy
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Are you feeling cushy?: Let the sofa envelope you in its plushness
The Hindu
Are you feeling cushy?: Let the sofa envelope you in its plushness

Ligne Roset is backed by a 150-year-old tradition of comfort, utility and design

“Go ahead, sit down,” said the store manager as I eyed the bright red love seat, made for two. It looked comfortable, like a crimson fruit, ripe and bursting with pulpy juice and when you sink into it, the warmth of the colour wraps itself around you and a moment freezes in time.

Introducing The Ploum — designed by internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec — this is a single piece of upholstery, comprising two layers of high resilience Bultex foam quilted together with thick polyester wadding between them, covers the entire piece, including the feet. A slightly inward angle creates an arrangement suitable for sitting, stretching out, and lying down, making it remarkable in terms of both style and comfort.

Ligne Roset was established in 1860 in France, when Antoine Roset, great-grandfather of current directors Pierre and Michel Roset, opened a small factory producing parasol handles using wood. And by the 19 century when women were abandoning the parasol, Antoine converted his business to produce chair legs and rungs from where he went on to produce complete chairs.

In the past 150 years Ligne Roset has become a symbol of elegance and mark of luxury supported by the greatest talents of contemporary design worldwide. The Ruche by Inga Sempe and Confluences by Phillipe Nigro are some examples of the company’s most popular designs that you will find at the store in Bangalore, which is also the only store in the country.

Multy belongs to the uniquely designed sofa-bed collection, the elements of which include two sofas, a loveseat and a chair and all of them can incorporate three positions up, inclined and down with a simple mechanism that makes the transition effortless.

The thick foam cushion and birch slats guarantee comfort, and the option of lumbar cushions and armrests, which pivot, allow the bed to be easily unfolded.

Ligne Roset is known to understand their clients’ requirements and customise furniture depending on the brief they are given and space that is available without compromising on design and comfort. And most models of furniture have different configurations with over 500 feasible permutations and combinations, making it possible to find something that will suit the clients and their requirements. The brand has become a favourite in the contract furniture business, providing furniture for hotels, offices and restaurants. They also network with architects and interior designers.

Visit Ligne Roset at Ventura Interiors, Presige Nebula II, # 144, Infantry Road. Call 22865188

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