MORE LIGNE ROSET
As there was so much to this company I had to split the post, you can find the other half here, and this part will concentrate on storage and chairs.
Lets start with this chest of drawers, Aphrodite, or is it a stack of drawers? Either way the style is a nice departure from the normal chest of drawers with the frame around the drawers whereas this set have the slider and structure all hidden. Having the various colours on the drawers also tricks the eye into thinking that they are stacked and not joined, I am sure there would be many comments on them when people see them for the first time.
The table Translation has the main frame in a colour and the black corners can slide, so it can be used in different ways or made bigger when necessary, nibbles when you have friends over for instance. But the fact that the design give you more from less is always a good thing and this time it looks good doing it.
I like my music and I like having it to hand but there are so few nice CD racks but this wall mounting one I do like. The CD’s slot in and can easily be moved around if needed but because you can add more of the units onto the wall it allows your storage to grow with the collection. Its called Soft CD because it is made from flocked Polyurethane so have a nice soft finish for the CD cases. The TV unit underneath, the Cemia, is pretty nice as well, with all the gadgets hidden behind smoked glass doors. The soft lines of the corners would work well with the harder square corners of most TV’s.
Now while on TV stands I saw this one, Cineline, and for a larger space it would work really well over the usual low TV stand. It would also double as a room divider and if the apartment is bright and sunny, always a bonus, the backing board would make for better viewing of the TV. Also the back has storage for DVD’s or CD’s so it really is more than just a TV stand.
Another of Ligne-Roset’s TV stands is the Roman which is made from lacquered steel with the nice large rounded corners, something that was on the Cemia as well just a little smaller. It has the angle at the back that would make it more attractive in an open space.
I said that I was going to show some of the many chairs that they have and this is a reproduction of a chair that was designed in 1969, the Biscia. It looks like a bar stool but is in fact a office desk chair.
Now I like my chairs comfortable with support and this Moel looks like it would do the trick, but it also comes in a low back version as well as the high back. It has that shape that you could really curl up and read a good book in.
Confluences is a little left field for most people but those with the eye to the future could really get a modern classic with this. Its all interlocking and angles when you look at it and the back rest even goes over the top of others if you choose it to. When you take into account the colour palette used it will polarise opinions but will probably be as comfortable as most sofa’s. One for the bold person.
The Ottoman is one funky range of sofas and chairs. Some of them come in one tone and you can also get them in two tone version. They come in a complete range so single chair, sofa and foot stool. I just think they would look great in the right place.
Now you want that laid back look and feel then the Togo will do that in abundance. OK in this colour it looks like a 70’s bachelor pad but I just really like that funky look. The whole interior would have to complement the chairs but it would be a happy home and a laid back one at that.
What about this lovely wooden chair, the Flax. It would look good in most places as it has both the modern look by virtue of the low height and curved edges, but at the same time it has that old world proportions and quality. The two large cushions would make this look one comfortable chair.
Need a table to go with the Flax well the Interstice fills that space perfectly with the layers of wood being reminiscent of the Flax. The sides taper in towards the base making it look a little less bulky which is reinforced by the cut outs in the centre of the table.
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I would also like to thank Ligne-Roset for the images above.