Asmara defines itself as a modular settee in a stretch fabric, the concave shapes of which voluptuously
hug the contours of the body in an aesthetically human design.
Bernard Govin was 26 years old in 1966 when he created this model and he saw, above all, a function
to fulfil: that of sitting or stretching out together in a group. He performed a real feat in terms of the
flexibility and adaptability of furniture and its pretentions to define and modulate a space.
« I lived student-style for a long time : even if we had seats, we lolled on the floor », he told us at the
time. This new way of living suggested by Ligne Roset was radically non-conformist : no more chatting
in a line on a settee : we could gather together, mingle with one another ! The day did not end with us all
in a line sitting to attention, but stretched out, languid, mellow and relaxed to the maximum.
Broken down into several elements, an Asmara composition can be rearranged again and again. The seat
is effectively composed of five distinct modules : convex, concave, low back, high back, semi-circular table.
The commonest version comprises two convex elements, 6 concave elements, 3 low-backed seats and 1
high-backed seat. It enables one to create an ‘island-type’ display, or a more classic one.
Élément 501 Convex – Height 49 / Depth 61 / Width 78 / Seat height 49
Élément 502 Concave – Height 32 / Depth 61 / Width 78 / Seat height 21
Élément 503 Small back – Height 49 / Depth 31 / Width 78
Élément 504 Large back – Height 49 / Depth 61 /Width 78
Cushion – Ø 40 / Depth 6