Confluences by Ligne Roset
The success of CONFLUENCES, inspired by contemporary art, rests on the repetition, addition and direct stringing together of different volumes. In this way, a number of seats offering a variety of sitting positions are brought close and locked together; simple, almost neutral lines are used in order to enable the formal fusion of their volumes: the seat platforms flow together, overlapping each other as if in a giant puzzle, connected by nuances of shade. Without symmetry and without any visible regularity, this principal is endlessly usable and makes it possible to create a wide variety of pieces, all of which both different and surprising, almost with a life of their own: 2-seater, 3-seater, 4-seater with lounge seat, fireside chair, Vis-à-vis.
“In so far as it attempts to solve an ergonomic problem, CONFLUENCES becomes a plastic and colourful way of playing with countless permutations’’.
Each piece of CONFLUENCES seating unites varying seat heights and seat depths and offers new, entirely unstructured forms in the service of a great variety of sitting positions and personalisation of comfort, supported by a well-considered combination of varying densities of foam. The personalisation is so extensive that the left and right-hand versions of the 3-seater with lounge seat are not exactly symmetrical.
The mobile occasional table, which can also be used as an armrest, is quite deliberately an asymmetrical, unique piece, whilst the lumbar cushions, filled with pure down, also contribute to the general adaptability and freedom of use. Finally, the colour combinations chosen underscore the unstructured nature of the CONFLUENCES seating. Each item is available in a monocolour or multicolour interpretation. Philippe Nigro himself has suggested 27 possible colour combinations in a variety of covering materials.
Construction: Seat in 3 layers of criss-cross panels and panels of multi-ply; back in mecanano-soldered steel clad in polyether foam and polyester quilting. Invisible feet in black polypropylene.
Comfort: Suspension of back via metal mesh. Seat and back cushions in polyurethane Bultex foam clad in polyester quilting. Sofa end table H 38 x 35 x 35 in 6 mm black curved anodised aluminium set on jack feet. This becomes an armrest/tray when equipped with an optional cushion H 13 x 37 x 37. Lumbar cushion filled with pure duck down.
Cover: Baguette stitching. All items may be disassembled and have removable covers. All items are offered in a monocolour interpretation in INDIANA and DIVA hide, or in the fabrics listed below, or in a multicolour version choosing from one of designer Philippe Nigro’s 27 colour selections using the fabrics DIVINA, ALCANTARA, TOPAS, PAUSE, SUDDEN, CODA, CURL of PURE.
Designer: Philippe Nigro