Geoffrey Designed by Alain Gilles
Ligne Roset now brings us Geoffrey for 2018. The perfect illustration of the concept of ‘simplexity’, Geoffrey is a ‘simple’ mirror/clothes stand which is easy to understand but much ‘richer’ than it would first seem. Its pared-down design makes it minimalist, yet its dimensions (H 192 x W 148 cm) render it spectacular!. “I think I have come to understand, perhaps quite recently, that I am happy when my masculine and feminine sides come together, even if one is a little more evident than the other. Since I am a man, the basic shape has a tendency to lean towards the masculine and is then counterbalanced by the other side. I like it when a creation offers up several stories, several ‘ways in’. Or when one finds two or even three products in one. I want to offer flexibility. I like certain pieces to jump out, to take us elsewhere, to make us dream a little. The design is a work on banality.” Thus Geoffrey contrasts its masterful, virile black lacquered steel structure with the subtle delicacy of its small brass-coated steel trinket holder. A mirror to check one’s reflection, a dish for one’s keys, a rail on which to hang a scarf or umbrella: Geoffrey is a highly graphic useful object which is at once stable and light, with a spectacular presence whilst ‘opening up’ the space around it thanks to its large mirror.Additional Information
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.Dimensions
Mirror/clothes stand – W 148 D 30 H 192