Riga Armchair & Footstool
RIGA Design by Eric Jourdan
Description With the Riga armchair, Eric Jourdan seizes on an archetypal piece, the Voltaire armchair. However comfortable it may be, this traditional armchair generally has a rather stiff, static air. Eric Jourdan’s challenge was to soften its lines and breathe life and dynamism into them. By treating the exterior shell as a shroud, a living skin which envelops the seat and back cushions, Eric Jourdan delivers a rejuvenated, pared-down version with free, sensual lines.
CONSTRUCTION: Structure of footstool and seats of settee and armchair in 3-layer particle board. The back and armrests trace out a sweepingly curved shell, with a mechanically soldered steel structure clad in injected polyurethane foam 100 g/m2 polyester quilting. Legs in square-section steel 22 x 22 mm in a matt black or brilliant-chromed finish. COMFORT Block sprung suspension on
COMFORT: Block sprung suspension on the seat. Integral seat cushion in high resilience Bultex foam (36 kg/m3 – 2.8 kPa / 38 kg/m3 – 3.,6 kPa / 60 kg/m3 – 7.5 kPa) with a compartmented comfort layer filled with new goose feathers (10 % down / 90 % feathers). Back cushion in Bultex foam (36 kg/m3 – 2.8 kPa / 26 kg/m3 – 1.4 kPa) clad in 110 g/m2 polyester quilting. Footstool in a combination of 3 densities of Bultex foam as per the seats of the settees and armchair, clad in 110 g/m2 polyester quilting. MAKING-UP Settee and armchair – horizontal stitching on the back cushion, held in place from top to bottom by 2 zips. 3 pinch finish on each side of
MAKING-UP: Settee and armchair – horizontal stitching on the back cushion, held in place from top to bottom by 2 zips. 3 pinch finish on each side of the seat cushion. Baguette stitch around the external seat shell. Fabric version – the footstool has 2 mounting seams in 2 opposite corners. Covers are removable
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
Armchair High Back H 1010 - mm W 790 - mm D 990 - mm SH 470 - mm Footstools W 620 - mm D 620 - mm SH 460 - mm Settee Low Back H 860 - mm W 1600 - mm D 990 - mm SH 470 - mm