Facett Armchair (Red Dot Award)
Facett Design:R & E Bouroullec
The basis of the Facett range is two settees and an armchair, complemented by two footrests (which can be used as extensions to the seating), and a rug. The magic of Facett will touch all those who desire purity, without compromising on the perfection of the design. Compare for example the minimalist simplicity of its monolithic form with the ultra-sophisticated work involved in its realisation – in particular the stitching (toning or contrasting), the complexity of which recalls the cutting and shaping of a precious stone, or even the complex folds of origami. The rug in Coda fabric (90% pure new wool/10% polyamide) echoes the finish of the seating both in terms of its shape and the long quilted bands, which enhance the overall impression of comfort.
RED DOT AWARD: PRODUCT DESIGN 2005 “BEST OF THE BEST”
The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design and communication design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. There are prize categories for product design, design agencies, and design concepts. Since 1955, designers and producers can apply for the prizes with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. Winning products are presented in the Red Dot Design Museumon the premises of the historical Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. In 2013, the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei was opened. The Red Dot Design Award had more than 15,500 submissions from 70 countries in 2014.
Three layers of criss-cross panels and thermoformed polystyrene, overlaid with polyether foam. Invisible feet in black polythene.
Pivoting armchair: steel base Ø 17 3/4” thickness 1/4”, finished in Epoxy black lacquer.
Suspension of seat via elastic webbing. Integral seat cushion in high resilience polyurethane Bultex foam (42kg/m3 – 4.8 kPa). Integral back cushion in Bultex foam (30kg/m3 – 1.8 kPa). Lumbar cushion in Bultex foam (26kg/m3 – 1.4 kPa) with removable cover (zipped on).
Cover quilted with polyether foam (21kg/m3 – 3.1 kPa) in 2” wide bands. Single stitching for quilting; highlighting in twin needle stitching. Covers are held on by zips and velcro, and are fully removable. Large settee has 69 ft of stitching, using 230 ft of thread (197 ft for the medium settee and 132 ft for the armchair). Rug in Coda fabric (90% pure new wool/10% polyamide) quilted with 4 3/4” wide bands of polyether foam (28kg/m3 – 3.4 kPa).
Stitching on the armchair, settees and footrests is either toning or contrasting (in which case choice of 5 colors: ecru, anthracite, grey, red or blue). The rug always has toning stitching.
A family company since 1860 when Antoine Roset opened a wood processing factory in France’s Ain province, Ligne Roset is now that country’s leading furniture exporter, with a presence in 71 countries worldwide. It is led today by the fourth generation of the Roset family – brothers Michel and Pierre and their sons Antoine and Olivier.
Ligne Roset is distinguished from other manufacturers by its tradition of close collaboration with both established and emerging designers, matching its deeply-held belief in design with investment and technical innovation. The past 40 years have seen collaborations with award winning Didier Gomez, Pascal Mourgue, Peter Maly and the Bouroullec brothers, among others, resulting in complementary furniture collections and decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
Such design collaborations have seen Ligne Roset win many accolades including the Red Dot Design Award on a number of occasions. The Red Dot dates back to 1955 and is one of the world’s most distinguished design awards.
All Ligne Roset products are developed at the company’s own factories in Briord, France, to ensure quality control from beginning to the end. The Ligne Roset name is stamped on each product as an external symbol of perfection.