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Monday, June 14, 2010

Ligne Roset through the years

Magazine ads from the 1970s.

Ligne Roset is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and Côté Maison has a fab slide show of the company's best designs through the years.

The Ligne Roset factory in 1936.

A 1955 catalog page.

A 1965 catalog page.

The 1971 design for Pierre Paulin's Pumpkin chair.

An ad from 1995.

An ad from 1995.

The iconic Togo first designed in 1973, and re-imagined by Cristian Zuzunaga in a pixelated fabric for this year's anniversary.

13 comments:

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Yesterday, when I was putting together a post with links to all of the Design Star cast websites, blogs, and Twitter accounts, I found out that one of them used to work for Ligne Roset. I almost emailed you...but I totally forgot which one!

I need to figure it out. It's going to bother me if I don't.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Update: It's Stacey Cohen.

Raina Cox said...

Jeannine - OK, who poses for a professional picture in a tank top?

Cashon&Co said...

very cool and interesting. that ad from 1995 looks much older than that, doesn't it?

sherri said...

the black and white ad from 1955 - I want every one of those chairs. swoon, even in black and white I'm swooning.

melissa said...

Love love love ligne roset. My sister is an architect and they give her 30% discount, hooray! So I am getting a pumpkin chair (the one without the headrest) and stool for my bedroom this summer. Having huge difficulties on deciding on the colour though (of course I will be redecorating the room around it...!)


Also love the facet chairs but they are trickier to work into my decor somehow.


Thanks for the great post!

melissa said...

Love love love ligne roset. My sister is an architect and they give her 30% discount, hooray! So I am getting a pumpkin chair (the one without the headrest) and stool for my bedroom this summer. Having huge difficulties on deciding on the colour though (of course I will be redecorating the room around it...!)


Also love the facet chairs but they are trickier to work into my decor somehow.


Thanks for the great post!

melissa said...

whoops sorry

too excited

Raina Cox said...

Cashon & Co - I thought the same thing. But they're French which probably goes half-way to explaining it. ;)

Melissa - Never ever apologize for Ligne Roset excitement.

drollgirl said...

i like some of their products. i used to pass their shop on beverly on my way home from work. and invariably i would stare in their display windows for a bit too long, get honked at to move it along already.

susieq said...

Great post! Love it all. And I'll always associate Togo with Raina!

nkp said...

And deserving of every one of those 150 years. Amazing output. Hello pumpkin chair, we could be good, good friends. And Mr. Pixel, I love you so.

Sketch42 said...

The togo looks like larvae to me.