Ligne Roset’s “TOGO” collection was originally designed in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy, a French designer who was born into a family of furniture makers and designers. He trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon [and in the family business] before branching out on his own as an independent furniture designer in 1952. Somewhere around the year 1954, Mr. Ducaroy met Jean Roset and rapidly became one of Ligne Roset’s most integral designers; pushing the company’s technological boundaries in design. In 1968, he designed one of the first modular all-foam chairs, the low-sitting “Adria”, and then amongst others, the Kashima and Safi, which had large cushions on a frame of Altuglas. But it wouldn’t be until 1973, before Mr. Ducaroy designed what he would be remembered for; the now iconic TOGO!

Model by Simon Floriet

The SketchUp 3D Warehouse has quite good models of the “TOGO” collection. See below a scene in SketchUp where I use the couch, and then I am rendering it.

Model by Simon luigichinosi


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