RUCHÉ By Ligne Roset
In 2015, to further complete the current Ruché range, Inga Sempé devised a medium and large low settee, all the better to appeal to an even wider public. These two new items boast seats which are much lower than is usual for Ligne Roset (height 38 cm instead of 46 cm), greater depth (100 cm instead of 86 cm) and a slanting seat/back with integral lumbar which did not exist in the original version (the comfort of which, whilst certainly soft, is more upright, promoting conversation). In addition, these are systematically supplied with a matching pair of rectangular lumbar cushions H 24 W 59 D 12: these have removable covers and are filled with new goose feathers (10 % down / 90 % feathers), with one smooth face and one quilted face à la Ruché. These new items together offer the twin advantages of remarkable comfort and the look of a true indoor settee which takes it further away from the banquette style. In actual fact the overall height reduces from 83 cm to 65 cm: its low-slung lines enable it to integrate with elegance into all spaces, even smaller ones.
Large settee W 200 D 86 Back height 83 Seat height 46 cm
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. 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.