NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ligne Roset, the French luxury furniture brand, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its well-known Togo seating collection with a unique houndstooth material from Alcantara.
Originally designed by Michel Ducharoy in 1973, Ligne Roset's Togo collection recently was featured in the VIP Lounge at Wanted Design's Conversation Series in Manhattan during New York design week (May 17-20).
For the occasion, a new version of the iconic Togo sofa covered in "pied-de-poule" or houndstooth-printed Alcantara – named "Roma" in Alcantara's Interior Collection - highlighted the long-standing partnership between the well-known French and Italian brands. The lounge area also was furnished with sofas upholstered in a variety of other Alcantara colors.
Ligne Roset sponsored Wanted Design and its Conversation Series with support from Metropolis magazine. The discussion series focused on industry trends, the business of design and creative design processes. "We feel that Wanted Design's increase in attendance and interest over the past few years mirrors the public's interest in design," said Antoine Roset, executive vice president of Roset USA Corporation.
Alcantara's Interior Collection, especially designed for Alcantara by Giulio Cappellini and Paola Navone, offers a wide variety of embossed, laminated, pleated and embroidered furniture coverings in addition to Roma, its printed houndstooth design.
"Alcantara has the power to turn everything it touches into something unique and unrepeatable," noted Andrea Boragno, chairman and CEO of Alcantara S.p.A. "Our material boasts an infinite range of possible uses and we're especially proud of our partnership with Ligne Roset, one of the world's most creative interior design houses."
About Alcantara – www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara S.p.A. represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. The company's head offices are in Milan, while its production plant and research centers are located in Nera Montoro, Umbria. Alcantara is a highly innovative cover material, the result of a unique, proprietary technology. It is the preferred choice of leading companies in a wide array of fields, including automotive, marine, fashion, interior design and consumer electronics. Alcantara offers an extraordinary combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. It also offers ethical and social benefits that are important to contemporary lifestyle by demonstrating a complete respect for the environment.
Alcantara S.p.A. is certified 100% Carbon Neutral, meaning that the company measures and offsets all CO2 emissions derived from production processes and corporate activities "from cradle to grave" or until the very end of the product's life cycle, including recovery or waste disposal. Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A.
About Ligne Roset – www.ligne-roset-usa.com
Known for its artful collaboration with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers consumers and trade professionals an entire lifestyle for living both boldly and beautifully via furniture and lighting to decorative accessories, textiles and rugs. A family-run business with a focus on environmentally conscious design, the company matches its deeply held belief in design with investment and technical innovation. Headquartered in Briord, France, Ligne Roset has grown from a small business to a multinational company with factories in the Rhone-Alps region and more than 600 distributors worldwide.
About Wanted Design
Wanted Design is a creative destination for the design community and the public featuring innovative installations, student workshops, engaging discourse and more. It runs concurrently with New York's design week and the city's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A.
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