Iconic design

Design icon: the Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy

Togo is one of the most iconic sofas ever. Designed by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 for Ligne Roset, the Togo sofa has never gone out of production, selling over 1,200,000 pieces in 40 years.    The Togo sofa was presented for the first time at Furnishing Expo in Paris in 1973 and, despite the slightly high price, it achieved immediate success. The designer and Ligne Roset immediately added ...

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History of design: Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis group

Last year, we celebrated the forty anniversary since the foundation of the Milanese Memphis group. Forty years have in fact passed since the evening of December 11, 1980 when a group of young architects and designers gathered in the living room of Ettore Sottsass's house in Milan. The legend says that a record was playing Bob Dylan's song “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” ...

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10 reissues of the 20th century design presented in 2020

An icon of the twentieth century, you know, is forever (or was it a diamond?). Yes, because there is nothing more current than a design icon, which has become such because it is perfect, because it has stood the test of time while remaining immune to the trends of the moment. For some years now, companies have been doing a work of recovering and enhancing the historical heritage by re-editing ...

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Design icon: the Pacha Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin was one of the most important French designers of the 20th century. The designer is famous and appreciated above all for the numerous chairs and armchairs he designed over the course of his long career. His seats were characterized in particular by the round shapes that embrace the body, thus guaranteeing the maximum comfort, and by the perfect proportions. In fact, Pierre Paulin ...

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The Etcetera series: a Swedish icon that represents the distinctive design of the 70s

With its unique wavy silhouette and unrivaled comfort, the Etcetera series (easy chair, lounge chair and footstool) has conquered the design world ever since the 70s when it was originally designed by Jan Ekselius. Back in the 1970s, Jan Ekselius crafted the Etcetera chair as a prototype for his school’s workshop at the Royal College of Art in London. With its unmistakable shape, organic ...

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