Michel Ducaroy

French seating designer, Michel Ducaroy, was born into design in 1925. Ducaroy came from a family line of contemporary furniture designers, always motivated by an intense spirit of innovation. Fascinated by shape, he studied sculpture at École Supérieure Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon.

In 1954, Ducaroy joined the Ligne Roset company, soon rising to become one of its most integral designers. Inspired by distinctive silhouettes and innovation, he pushed technological boundaries, later favouring biomorphic forms and high-tech synthetic materials.

Michel Ducaroy is the renowned designer behind the Togo chair and sofa and the Kashima sofa. His Togo ‘seat cushion’ was presented at the Salon des Arts Ménagers in Paris 1973 and went on to gain him design notoriety. His approach to materials and shapes is modern yet timeless. Ducaroy’s designs are, to this day, still highly sought-after and seen in many of the most stylish homes around the globe.