Four Decades Of Luxury: Contemporary Inspirations Sporting The Iconic Togo Sofa
Not many décor and furnishing creations live to celebrate their 40th anniversary. And few would ever do so with the colorful style of the Togo Series designed by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset. The Togo Sofa and its compatriots have survived changing design trends for four long decades now. It has not always been a pleasant journey. Togo has a polarizing effect on designers and home owners across the globe. Some love it, others hate it. But what is certain is that nobody can ignore its plush and dramatic presence.
by Natural Balance Home Builders
It is this bold and creative style statement of the Togo that put it in the headlines when it first arrived on the scene way back in 1973. Ahead of its time in design, the couch is once again gaining popularity thanks to the growing shift towards accent décor. Here are few contemporary interiors that incorporate this snugly icon with impressive charm –
by New Mood Design
by Mark Pinkerton of vi360 photography
by Daniel Marshall Architect
by Martin Holub Architects & Planners
Contemporary, Creative and Colorful!
When it comes to unconventional and exclusive design, the success of Togo is simply unmatched. Available in a wide range of colors, the multiple density foam and the quilted covers make it extremely luxurious. Add to this the growing trend of neutral interiors in white, black, grey and brown and a furnishing with Togo’s visual impact becomes all the more valuable. It is the current trend of clean and sleek homes with semi-minimalist overtones that is making the Togo such an invaluable asset.
by Feldman Architecture
by Ziger/Snead Architects
According to Michel Ducaroy, the design of the Togo is much like a tube of toothpaste folded over on itself like a stovepipe and closed at both ends. It is creative, anti-conformist and comfortable even as it brings in flexibility along with a timeless look. These rare qualities have ensured its success for decades to come!
by Kropat Interior Design
by hoo Interior Design & Styling
by Shryne Design
by TreHus Architects
Luxury Ahead of All Else
Elegance and ergonomics go hand-in-hand with most architects and designers trying to achieve that ideal and often elusive balance between the two. Togo sofas, loveseats and corner seats make no such pretentions. Togo is more about your ease than the visual beauty of your home. This in no way means that it is a bad fit. But, unlike other classics like the Womb chair, Eames lounger or the Egg chair, Togo sports a look that is less aesthetic on a conventional and accepted scale. Despite this, the sofa is incredibly popular thanks to the opulence it rolls out.
by Kropat Interior Design
by Lisa Petrole Photography
While most modern designers tend to put form on par or even ahead of function, Togo puts ergonomics squarely front and center. When you bring home a décor piece from the Togo series, you can expect comfort and relaxation above all else. There are other obvious perks of bringing in this unique furnishing. Yet, it is the fluffy goodness that stands out the moment you lay your eyes on it.
by Hufft Projects
by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
by INVIEW Interior Design
Adding Textural Diversity
Togo could be an unusual choice for some, but it does offer plenty of advantages of its own. As discussed above, the wide array of shades that Togo comes in makes it a perfect accent furnishing. More essentially though, the quilted covers and crushed surface provide great textural contrast in an otherwise glossy and rigid world. The sofa’s surface looks both novel and dynamic and breaks the monotony of concrete, glass and wood that we come across in most contemporary residences. Different chairs and corner seats from the Togo Series can be arranged to create large sectional sofas.
by Sarah Greenman
by Ligne Roset
Audacious and engaging, Togo is a versatile accessory in a world that is otherwise rigid and possibly sterile. Ligne Roset has a wide selection of fabrics and colors that allow you to bring home the Togo that you think is perfect for your existing color scheme, style and décor. From contemporary to classic and retro to minimalist, Togo blends in effortlessly with any style when used correctly!
by twenty7 design
by David Hotson Architect