Simplissimo by Jean Nouvel for Ligne Roset

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Simplissimo by Jean Nouvel for Ligne Roset

Cologne 2011: French architect Jean Nouvel presents a new collection of furniture for Ligne Roset at imm cologne in Germany this week.

Simplissimo by Jean Nouvel for Ligne Roset

Called Simplissimo, the series includes a banquette, chaise longue, fireside chair, footstool and bench, all with simple upholstery on a tubular frame.

Simplissimo by Jean Nouvel for Ligne Roset

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Simplissimo by Jean Nouvel for Ligne Roset

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CONCEPT

"I like simple objects, produced in a natural way, with a little wood, foam and plastic. This is a direct aesthetic, which goes straight to the point, inspired by ‘fitness’. This faux banality renders such objects moving. Different and similar, like the members of a family which will grow and take on colour over the generations." Jean Nouvel

AESTHETICS

Viewed in profile, the Simplissimo fireside chair seems to have been designed with two strokes of a pen: one for the base, a 3-segment broken line which gives its ergonomic slope to the seat-back assembly, itself a 2-segment broken line.

Thus the comfort arises from the design and the materials, employed with great economy of means on the seat and back. Thanks to the elegance of its light, transparent design, Simplissimo occupies its space with quite some degree of personality.

Simplissimo is available as a banquette, chaise longue, fireside chair, footstool and bench.

QUALITY OF MANUFACTURE & COMFORT

Construction: frame of seat and back in bent, soldered tubular steel and MDF. Back panel in plywood. Base in tubular steel, either matt chromed or finished in matt black lacquer, with protective gliders.

Comfort: suspension of seat and back via a sheet of grooved polypropylene, overlaid with an integral seat cushion in high resilience polyurethane Bultex foam 60 kg/m3- 7.5 kPa and 110 g/m2 polyester quilting.

Making-up: the upholstery hugs the curves of the metal structure and deliberately allows gathers in the four corners, which contribute to the overall aesthetic of the model.

Exclusively available in Kanda and Scuba fabric: polyurethane coating on a polyester backing, with a peachskin feel and matt aspect.


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Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 12:33 pm by Catherine Warmann. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • gynous.work

    Walmart furniture is built with tubular framing exposed. Outrageous to pay $2000+ for an aesthetic found on isle 15. Nice but not nice enough for Ligne Roset. My Togo is offended.

    • Noodles

      Your togo must be offended quite often, as the "tubular framing exposed" aesthetic is found quite often in modern furnishings.