Ligne Roset Expands The Taru Collection by Sebastian Herkner
It’s all about balance and beauty in the newly expanded Taru Collection of furniture by Sebastian Herkner for Ligne Roset. The new range includes a striking armchair and a sofa. The furniture’s design succeeds in striking a balance between overall coherence and items each with a character of its own.
“I want my products to be lifelong companions,” is Herkner’s ambition for his designs. One good example is his “Taru” sofa for Ligne Roset, which was presented at IMM Cologne at the beginning of last year. Herkner drew his inspiration for the name “Taru” from the famous circus elephant of the same name back in the 1930s. The design for these comfortable items of seating furniture thus contains references to the shape of the majestic pachyderm. For example, the shape of their sturdy legs shines through.
Herkner has married the furniture’s solid look with sensual curves and a dynamically sweeping backrest. This frames the seat itself. The back can even stand out from the front if covered in glossy leather instead of the original finely woven woolen fabric. The result is therefore fascinating material contrasts.
The designer has also created a matching chaise longue. This comes complete with footstool, whereby the former’s armrests comfortably snuggle up to anyone who sits on it.
The New Additions
Furthermore, there have recently been a couple of additions to the family, with the “Taru” sofa being joined by a compact armchair and a slender lounge-sofa with a chaise longue. These boast an equally elegant and unfussy design.
The wide range of different colours and covers allows for all kinds of varying effects. From a striking, uniform look with a textured pattern and a removable cover to an understated design in light, natural hues.
Taru boasts manifold components and organic curves. The collection, therefore, has no problems fitting in with the given surroundings. Taru can subsequently be used either to make a statement by standing in the middle of a room or be grouped to form a harmonious ensemble.
Alongside its outstanding design, “Taru” is also an excellent example of Ligne Roset’s craftsmanship. Every seam in the covers is finished using a needle and thread. Furthermore, the seat’s three-ply plywood board makes it particularly stable.
During the creative process, the designer regularly consulted the tradespeople working for this company, with its long-standing tradition. “They are so important to us all if we want to breathe life into our sketches, our hopes and ideas.”
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