Experts amongst themselves
by Anna Moldenhauer | 11/29/2018
For his new settee for Ligne Roset, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has successfully executed a brilliant styling exercise on a classic base, resulting in a very strong personality, with unique elegance and incomparable appeal. The Sintra settee is anchored to the ground by a base in natural (or anthracite-stained) solid oak, the sophisticated lines of which are shaped three-dimensionally. The warmth and reassuring solidity of the solid wood are lightened by the sculptural treatment which refines it. Furthermore, a reinforcing crossmember in mechanically- soldered steel, concealed beneath the seat, avoids the inconvenience of a central supporting leg, which would certainly have otherwise been required to support the generous 248 cm width of the large settee. Thus the Sintra seating, although firmly anchored to the ground, still manages to remain airy. The integral seat offers a vast space in which to relax, further amplified by its double hammer-head shaped cut. A clever central seam brings a visual suggestion of welcome whilst effectively maintaining the tension of the covering material The line of the backrest continues into the armrests, creating an enveloping corolla for the user. The flowing curves thus described are subtly enhanced by the broad range of types of finishing stitch employed - simple stitching, bourrelet or baguette stitch, twin needle stitch – evidencing the high level of skill required in their creation. The shaped armrests split the cut-off corners into multiple facets, tracing out shapes which are as attractive to the eye as they are welcoming to weary arms. A natural refinement for Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, who in three dimensions with great spontaneity, the Sintra settee always remains elegant whether viewed from the front, the side, in three-quarter profile, or from behind. Thus the vertical seam at each rear corner of the settee extends the line of the solid oak base with precision in a straight, then oblique line. Lastly, the goose feather-filled back cushions bring the final touch of comfort to a settee which allies rigour with softness like no other.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||410 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Length||2000 mm / 2480 mm|
|Material||medium density fibreboard (MDF)|
|Colors||shades of red|
shades of beige
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