Ligne Roset is well beyond our price range, but we always check out the store when we walk by. They have an innovative style of their own that we think of as "airport mod": sleek, sexy, glossy, and aerodynamic. (We're thinking of the Barcelona airport, not so much our humble Midway here in Chicago.)
Ligne Roset has store locations in Chicago's River North neigborhood and across the country. Download the catalog here, click here for the store review from AT:NY, and click below for our fantasy picks.
TOP: Designer Eric Jourdan thinks of his Hyannis Port line as something that "suggests handicrafts and hearkens back to ship building." He says he "designed the series as a polar opposite to the minimalistic tendencies on the furniture market." We see the ship-building reference in the curvilinear forms of the desk and chair, but it still looks pretty minimal to us. Nevertheless, we love it.
We're not fans of Ligne Roset's popular Togo Sofa (too Star Wars for our taste), but we like it when it's scaled down into a child-sized chair. On a smaller scale, it seems more playful and doesn't demand the same attention as the large piece. Shown: Mini and Baby Togos by Michel Ducaroy, Gregory Rug/Footstool by Gregory Lacoua, and Mini-Glup by Sophie Larger.
We were really struck by this Somerset Lamp by Eric Jourdan. The white opal glass casts a milky glow, and it comes in four sizes.