Interview with Pierre Roset (Ligne Roset)

Photo: Andreas Körner/FAR

From artisan to international guarantor for innovative furniture design: in 2010, family enterprise Ligne Roset celebrated its 150th birthday and involved its fans in the celebrations with exhibitions, special offers and re-editions, including a limited reissue of Pierre Paulin’s Pumpkin armchair from 1971. 

Antoine Roset founded the company in Montagnieu in1860, where the product range evolved from chair legs to chairs, then to wooden furniture and, in the second generation, upholstered and leather furniture. In the 1950s and 60s, the booming contract business enabled the company to expand considerably. The integration of design resulted in icons such as the Togo floor cushion and established the cult image of the Ligne Roset brand, which was launched in 1973. Besides seating and storage furniture, the product repertoire also includes accessories, lighting and home textiles. The company enjoys international standing for its award-winning, functional design and is renowned not only for its classics but for its promotion of young designers as well.  


Happy Birthday, Ligne Roset.