Pascal Mourgue, France (*1943)
He began designing furniture in 1962, whilst continuing to be a prolific artist. Never openly seeking publicity, Pascal Mourgue has always prized artistic integrity above commercial achievement. This love of art has led him to work in fields as diverse as designing sailing boats for Cartier, Cristal objects for Baccarat, architecture, painting and sculpting. It was not until the 1980s that he focused on furniture for the home.
In 1994 a long standing and very fruitful collaboration was born between Pascal Mourgue and Ligne Roset. Calin was his first offering, based on the unusual concept of providing the same level of comfort in a sofa as with a pillow.
His creations have achieved numerous accolades. The Lover won the Red Dot “best of the best” awards for Ligne Roset, and more recently the Downtown has followed suit.
Wish I was a Red Indian – imm Cologne Part 1
What emerged at the imm Cologne in 2011 was that the fair has steadied, and in the form of "Living Kitchen" and "Pure Textiles" has gained two important new areas. Thus, the Cologne hodge-podge of the diversity of homes has something for everyone, for a man of the world, a man of the masses, and for kids, too. That said, the high-end design did not live up to expectations.