Ligne Roset


Andy seems set to be a great classic, bearing as it does the imprint of Pierre Paulin.
In 1962, reinterpreting Florence Knoll’s settee from 1954, he softened all its contours, reducing the number of buttons to eliminate the severe squares of quilting and made the metal structure underlining the edges of its base disappear, retaining only the four legs : in short, he designed a new domestic settee, both sensual and refined.

And as a precious refinement, he mounted the chromed steel legs inside the armrests both to the front and to the rear, a touch which was just as elegant when viewed from the front as from the rear: inserting the leg into the armrest necessitated more meticulous stitching and upholstery for a perfect finish.

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Technical Specifications
Panels of 3-layer particleboard and panels of
multi-ply reinforced by a mechanically-soldered
steel seat structure clad in polyether foam. Base
with visible armrest insert in square-section steel
in a brilliant-chromed or gloss black-chromed

Individually-sprung seats with steel wires
suspended on steel Pullmaflex springs. Seat
cushions in multi-density high resilience
polyurethane Bultex foam, dominant 38 kg/m3 -
3.6 kPa clad in a layer of 300 g/m² polyester

Baguette seams on structure and armrests.
Seat cushions quilted with 4 buttons; back
cushions quilted with 2 buttons. Outline of seat
and back cushions highlighted by piping.

Originally presented in leather, it can also take
fabrics, particularly if they have a good feel and
an 'ennobling' effect.
Meet the designer
Pierre Paulin

Born in Paris in 1927, made his début in the 50’s, known for his designs and installations (TV, Thonet, Bertrand Faure, Disderot, Artifort), he brought modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971. He designed all the furniture for the official office of François Mitterrand, and renovated the dining room for Jacques Chirac. At the same time, he founded ADSA with two associates, working on industrial projects (Calor, Allibert, Stamp) and brand image (Air France) as well as fitting-out railway stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de Versailles Rive Gauche).

His pieces figure amongst the collections of numerous museums across the world, and various exhibitions have been dedicated to him in 2007/8. MOMA, New York has enlarged its collection of Paulin pieces.

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