A continuation of Sempé's Ruché collection of seating shown at imm Cologne last year, the beds have a solid beech frame and quilted cover draped over the top.
A series of tables by Sempé will also be on show, comprising lamnated wood tops, steel frames and a leather basket.
See films of all the Dezeentalks at last year’s fair here.
The details below are from Ligne Roset:
Design Inga Sempé 2011
“What interests me is not luxury hotels but everyday life.” Inga Sempé
As with the Ruché settee, the Ruché bed is lifted from the ground by a simple, fine structure which supports a comfortable sleep platform.
The structure of Ruché is in solid beech, either stained or natural. Inga Sempé insisted on offering a version in natural beech: “natural wood is beautiful, qualitative, authentic; it is modern, and at the same time restful, for it is one of the rare natural elements one can have in one’s own home. The angles of the feet are worked ‘en congé’, which both refines them and protects the grain of the wood from shocks.
Upon its slim legs, the headboard and frame of the Ruché bed are dressed with distinctive quilting, a kind of boutis stitch of padding made using a cross-hatching of interrupted seams. Alternately flattened by the stitches then set free, the fabric ‘curls’ in places, giving rise both to its unique appearance and to its name, Ruché (a gathered or pleated fabric which serves as decoration on a piece of clothing). The highlights arising from these changes in level are very rich and their shading varies depending on the fabric used. A plain cloth is enriched with reliefs, a velour captures light from every angle…this quilting, simple and finely-worked, was the subject of much research and many trails, at the outset on my little sewing machine at my agency, then in the prototyping shop in Briord, on the seamstresses’ profession-grade machines, and finally there were tests on the programmed sewing robot on which the beds were to be produced.
For Ligne Roset, Ruché also brings together the unusual and the traditional. The unusual thing about this piece is its solid wood structure, and the great traditional element: the quilting, the very heart of its savoir-faire. Its rangy uprights and the undulations of its duvet combine to produce a harmonious union of rigorous straight lines and soft, welcoming curves.
Slender and fine, Ruché is nonetheless soft and welcoming. Its quilting was developed with a view to offering great comfort. One can lean back against the headboard in complete comfort. With high, buttoned headboards and raised sleep platforms fast becoming the desired features for luxury beds, the sheer originality and very personal approach of the Ruché bed brings complete renewal to a somewhat tired genre. That said, devotees of lower sleep platforms have not been forgotten.
In effect, the Ruché bed is offered in 2 widths (160 x 200 and 180 x 200) and 2 heights (headboard 110 or 85; bed frame 42 or 27 cm). Raised from the ground by its 4 legs, it makes vacuuming a breeze. Its frame accommodates all sorts of slatted bases and mattresses: thick mattresses are recommended. The Ruché bed may be complemented by bedside tables and a bench for the foot of the bed.
Structure and legs in solid beech, reinforced by 3 cross-members in rectangular-section tubular steel 100 x 40 mm. Headboard in 3 layers of criss-cross slats. Protective gliders. Base offered in 4 finishes: matt varnished natural beech, or red, blue or anthracite-stained beech.
Headboard cushion in polyurethane foam 30 kg/m3 – 1.8 kPa.
Cover of headboard and bed frame quilted with 300 g/m² polyester and hyperflexible polyurethane foam 30 kg/m3 – 1,8 kPa. The highly sophisticated execution of the quilting is achieved by a programmed sewing robot.
Fully removable covers. Most plain fabrics may be used with the model Ruché: velours, wools, thick cloths, microfibres and leathers.
Bedside table, bench and low table:
Structure of top in natural beech multiply, either matt varnished or stained red, blue or anthracite. Base in satin black lacquered steel. Basket in thick full-grain, aniline-dyed matt finished Catalan bullhide (choice of colours).
|Delta by Inga Sempé
by Inga Sempé
|Inga Sempé at
- Moody Couch by Hanna Emelie Ernsting
- Ewan Jones Morris' animation for Cell So…ng by Fanfarlo explores biological structures
- Public Office Landscape by Fuseproject f…or Herman Miller
- Design Miami 2007 catalogue
- Eindhoven designer Piet Hein Eek: "I alw…ays want to make my own stuff"
- Czech designer aims to tackle sex-toy st…ereotypes with range of eggs and a vibrator
- Surya sunlight-responsive sculpture by R…EX and Front
- Core77 guide to New York design week
- "Customers grow old with our shoes, not …bored with them" - Tracey Neuls
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories