With the exception of its all-enveloping back, Moël draws heavily on Ligne Roset’s longstanding expertise in the field of all-foam models. With its generous comfort underlined by its soft, rounded shape, Moël will appeal most to lovers of an informal, relaxed lifestyle, who want to welcome their friends in the most convivial way possible. Not forgetting, of course, that Moël does not look like any other seat in existence.
Structure in thermoformed ABS (a combination
of elastomer and resin which results in a highly
durable plastic), clad in polyether foam 26 kg/m3
- 5.7 kPa. Decorative rear feet covered to match
Integral seat cushion in high resilience
polyurethane Bultex foam 32 kg/m3 - 2.8 kPa
with a comfort layer in Bultex foam 26 kg/m3 -
1.4 kPa. Quilted seat cushion in Bultex foam 26
kg/m3 - 1.4 kPa. Integral back cushion with
headrest (for hight back version only), lumbar
and armrests in Bultex foam 26 kg/m3 - 1.4 kPa
clad in 200 g/m2 polyester quilting. Footstools in
Bultex foam 48 kg/m3 - 5.3 kPa.
Back and seat covers quilted with bands of 300
g/m2 polyester quilting, giving a strikingly
structured visual effect. Covers of footstool
quilted with 200 g/m2 polyester quilting. Rear of
back is in the shape of the corolla of a flower,
and is held in place by metallic zips: this can be
made up in Kyoto or Oregon hides or Divina or
Coda fabrics. Covers are held in place by velcro
and zips, and are fully removable.
'Inside' covers are ordered independently of the
exterior 'corolla', thus making bicolour (or bimaterial)
interpretations a possibility. Footstools
can also be bicolour: Inga Sempé recommends
using the same covering material on the sides of
the footstool and the corolla of the armchair or
settee, and a different one for the front, back
and top of the footstool and the 'inside' covers
of the armchair or settee.
Inga Sempé was born in Paris in 1968. She graduated from ENSCI-les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle), Paris in 1993. She was artist in residence at the Villa Medicis (Académie de France), Rome between 2000 and 2001. She opened her own design agency in 2000. She was awarded the Grand Prix de la Création en design de la Ville de Paris in 2003. Amongst others, she collaborates with Cappellini, Edra, Ligne Roset, Magis, Baccarat, Pallucco, David Design. She lives and works in Paris.