Sitting pretty outside
The start in the sunny season will be cozy: Ligne Roset invites you to sink back into the comfortable upholstery of “Saparella.” The low-slung sofa is a reedition of a design by Michael Ducaroy. In the Swinging Sixties the French designer worked with Jean Roset, the long-standing CEO of Ligne Roset, on research into new manufacturing techniques using thermally formable plastics. The result was a modular seat: three armchair elements connected by concealed stainless-steel joints and that can be arranged as desired. You can put your feet up on the matching footrest. The reedition of this full-foam seating model for outdoor use is not only comfortable and flexible, but also thought through down to the last detail. The undercarriage is fitted with a permeable mesh, for instance. And the covers are not only removable, but are quilted with polyester wadding for an attractive appearance.
For those who prefer a higher seat, “Backpack2” by Ligne Roset might be the better choice. Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere first presented “Backpack” with its delicate aluminum frame and soft upholstery two years ago; now the range boasts a new addition, “Backpack2.” In the outdoor version an armchair, two-seater and compact stool come with removable covers of elastomer material, which ensures the cushions for the seat and backrest retain their shape. The look has also altered somewhat: Previously, the cushion was rolled across the backrest and then restrained by a belt as if packed up for a journey. This homage to adventurous backpack vacations is omitted in “Backpack2” in favor of a more elegant note. New patterns and spring shades such as rosé round out the model’s fresh appearance. (am)
For all the latest on outdoor furniture, from seating models “Saparella” and “Backpack2” to the outdoor rugs “Rope,” check out the special Ligne Roset brochure: Click here to download.