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Friday, 25 February 2011

Space to Think... at Ligne Roset's cave-desk

High-end French furniture company, Ligne Roset, seem to be on a bit of roll at the moment. I loved their recently launched Ploum sofas by the Bouroullec brothers (see my earlier blog) and this image of their stand at Paris Maison et Objet, late last month, really captured my attention. 

Picture Courtesy of Ligne Roset

It's a serene and simple look, while the warm woods stop it getting too clinical. But the real scene stealer is the desk. Called Rewrite and designed by GamFratesi, it was first seen in 2009 but only put into production last month. On a practical level it's a great desk if you don't have a dedicated study and work in your kitchen, bedroom, lounge etc . GamFratesi call it an 'isolating workbubble' because while you're working it reduces the visual and aural distraction factor and when you've finished the detachable soft fabric hood hides the inevitable desk detritus. 

Picture courtesy of GamFratesi

There's something of the cocoon or nest about it, concepts that were big interiors trends just over a decade ago. Perhaps these ideas are already due a revisit, because of a desire to escape our troubled times? Interestingly, its designers refer to the shape as 'cave-like' - which ties into the pre-history idea I've mentioned before and really must do a proper blog on. For now though, I salute the offbeat good looks of the Rewrite desk. 

Picture courtesy of GamFratesi

*Ligne Roset