Ligne Roset is renowned for its inspired collaborations with world-admired designers and one of the latest is with Australia’s own Nick Rennie who designed the Softly Sofa. Remarkably, it is the first sofa on the market designed by an Australian for a European company.
Driven by the ethos of design innovation and investment, French-furniture house Ligne Roset specialises in modern luxury pieces for a design-forward lifestyle. It keeps France’s artisanal heritage at its heart while collaborating with some of the world’s best designers, including Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Didier Gomez and Pascal Mourgue.
Melbourne-based designer Nick Rennie also features on that role call of names but it’s certainly not Rennie’s first time on the world stage. Graduating from RMIT in 1998, he was already exhibiting at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2000 with The Melbourne Movement. He established his own practice Happy Finish Design in 2001 and has continued to work with the elite of European furniture, lighting and product manufacturers. Rennie first showed his work to Michael Roset in 2011 and has since collaborated with the company to produce the Saldo table, Chart rug and Mushroom and Atelier lamps.
Rennie designs and develops products that are precise and simple but above all intended for pleasure. He breathes new life into the standard forms of domestic furnishings and objects aiming to engage the user and elicit an emotional reaction.
Ligne Roset debuted Rennie’s Softly Sofa at IMM Cologne, Maison&Objet and Salone del Mobile in 2016 and it has received accolades worldwide. The Softly is a compact, cosy and extremely comfortable sofa with an elegant and classically inspired form. Its high seat level makes it easy to get up from and its high back and sides are well cushioned to provide effective support. The Softly Sofa also functions as a bed: by disassembling the parts, the seat becomes a mattress and the cushions can be used as pillows.
The Softly Sofa collection includes two and three-seater models and a footstool and is available in the full range of Kvadrat fabrics.
We are committed to helping people live beautifully and Ligne Roset’s Softly Sofa by Nick Rennie certainly does just that. Supportive and sophisticated, the Softly Sofa is on display in all our seven showrooms across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.