The pieces are in classic styles (Arts & Crafts, Mid Century Modern, Asian....,) and can be drop shipped to you in seconds with the fabric combination of your choice, often for not much more than $1,000. The Room & Board web site uses words like "passion" and "inspiration" and "committment."
Not to mention "customer."
We sense the presence of a hard-working MBA behind the scenes. In addition to their thorough site, Room & Board has stores in four mid-western and western states in addition to their large SoHo shop. That should provide a nice break from the prices at Ligne Roset.