The design process must be a perfect balance between the designers’
objectives and the company’s requirements. As with the
Alburni tables and the Backpack chair, Paipaï offers us a completely
Paipaï is the first collection of upholstered seating we have designed
for Ligne Roset. It is a project which unfolded from a
simple gesture : folding a piece of paper to create a closed shape.
As in origami, from a flat surface we have designed simple fold
lines ; first the one which separates the back from the seat, then
the more obvious one for the armrests. The two extremities of
the back are folded towards the structure to which they are fixed.
And thus a visibly comfortable cocoon seat is born.
The folds mark the foam, shaping its contours and giving emphasis
to the armrests, thus creating the identity of the settee,
which was named after the Paipaï fan which itself has a characteristic
Comprising a three-seat settee, a love-seat and a footstool,
the range is suitable for both contract and domestic use. The
Paipaï collection was designed to offer the best possible seat
comfort thanks to the height of the back and the judicious use of
Paipaï is rendered super-soft with the use of ultra-flexible foam.
Its armrest is highly technical: it is completely supple, one can
sit on it, stretch out. It is made from a technical fabric, a composite
on a felt backing, and finished in the lower section with a
metal piece which links the armrest to the rest of the seat. This
is where the notion of the fan comes in. This also gives a very
The seat and back have an elastic-webbed suspension. The design
is ultra-sleek, with nipped-in curves.
The armrest and the unparalleled comfort make this a revolutionary product. The angled legs of the footstool are also a particularly sophisticated