Designed in 1973, for a French design company, Ligne Roset, Togo sofa became an instant classic, making the name of Michel Ducaroy famous all around the world. Born in 1925 to a family of designers in France, he became life-long collaboration with Ligne Roset in mid fifties. Since then they became a highly successful international design brand and the most famous of their products is Togo.
It is a very first all-foam settee ever designed. It is made from layers of polyether foam in a range of complementary thicknesses and densities. The low seat platform, together with the curves of the seat and the back, invites relaxation.
Togo is available nowadays in many different options and colors. In addition to the classic model, range comprises small settee, large settee, corner piece, settee with arms footstool and small version for children.
Colors vary from the very bright full vivid reds, greens and yellows for very contemporary interiors to darker shades of browns and blues. The line also includes black and white for more character interiors. It also comes with very extravagant upholstery (i.e. British flag).
Since its conception, Togo has became a modern design icon, selling more than 1 200 000 pieces worldwide. The concept was first adopted by the hippie generation who loved it for being different and for its invitation to laziness. Now it is found in the most chic interiors in the world, created by renowned designers, ranging from domestic projects to hotels to commercial units.
What do you think about this unusual design? Would you buy one for your home?