Its rangy uprights and the undulations of its duvet combine to produce a harmonious union of rigorous straight lines and soft, welcoming curves. Slender and fine, Ruché is nonetheless soft and welcoming. We might also add that the very design of Ruché offers a collection of seating which allies comfort and compactness: its depth is only 92 cm and the length of the various pieces varies between 170 and 200 cm, ideal for small apartments. Finally, its seat height (45 cm) will appeal to a broad clientèle, not least those who utterly reject seats which are too low. The 2 settees are also available in a low-backed version (65 cm instead of 83 cm), with a lower seat (38 cm instead of 46 cm), a greater depth (101 cm instead of 92 cm) and a backwards sloping seat/back with integral lumbars. They therefore offer the twin advantages of remarkable comfort & the look of a true domestic settee, bringing it far from the ‘banquette’ look. Its lower lines enables it to elegantly integrate into all spaces, even the very smallest.
For Ligne Roset, Ruché (the name refers to a gathered or pleated fabric which serves as a decoration on a piece of clothing) brings together the unusual and the traditional. The unusual thing about this piece is its solid wood structure, and the great traditional element: the quilting, the very heart of its savoir-faire.
Structure and feet in solid wood, reinforced by
two steel frames on the seat and back.
Protective gliders on feet. Choice of 3 finishes
for feet: natural matt varnished beech, or beech
stained anthracite or red. Integral table surface
(for one-arm settees) in matching beech
Pullmaflex suspension on seat. Suspension of
back via sprung steel grille. Elastic-webbed
suspension on arms. Seat cushion in high
resilience polyurethane Bultex foam 42 kg/m³ -
4.8 kPa and 38 kg/m³ - 3.6 kPa. Back cushion
in polyurethane foam 30 kg/m³ - 1.8 kPa.
Armrests in Bultex foam 26 kg/m³ - 1.4 kPa. The
2 low-backed settees are systematically supplied
with a matching pair of rectangular lumbars (H
24 W 59 D 12) : these have removable covers &
are gilled with new goose feathers (10 % down /
90 % feathers), with one smooth face & one
face quilted in the Ruché style. These 2 lumbars
are also priced separately and are thus
available as an option for the high-backed
Cover quilted with 300g/m² polyester quilting
and ultra-flexible polyurethane foam 30kg/m³ -
1.8 kPa. The highly sophisticated execution of
the quilting is achieved by a programmed
sewing robot. Fully removable covers.
Most plain fabrics can be used with Ruché :
velours, wools, thick cloths, microfibres and
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.