50 years of Togo
La Toile du Peintre
Ligne Roset celebrates the Togo 50th anniversary
Designed by Michel Ducaroy in the same year as the launch of the Ligne Roset brand, it has always been produced in the factories in Briord, a small village in the Bugey region which nestles in the foothills of the Jura mountains.
« A tube of toothpaste folded back on itself
like a stovepipe and closed at both ends. »
Michel Ducaroy, designer du Togo
Since 1973, the Togo went on to achieve sales of close on 1 500 000 pieces in 72 countries around the world.
A symbol of the changing times post 1968 – “ trouver la plage sous les pavés ” (literally, “ finding the beach beneath the paving stones ” – a saying used to suggest that the possibilities are endless) – Togo is also the fruit of Michel Ducaroy’s reflections on the almost limitless formal possibilities offered by the new materials such as quality foams and polyester quilting.
For its 50th anniversary, Togo is dressing up in a limited-edition covering until the end of this year, which will give personality to our interior : La Toile du peintre by Pierre Frey.
With La Toile du Peintre by Pierre Frey, Togo is adorned with a contemporary tapestry with a large graphic pattern and vibrant colours that reinterprets a work by painter Heather Chontos. Its scale, its joyful and free stroke make this fabric an ode to artistic expression that will energise interiors.
The Togo Toile du Peintre will only be available in Ligne Roset showrooms from the end of March / beginning of April 2023 until the end of December 2023.
Zoom on La Toile du Peintre
The painter and sculpter Heather Chontos works impulsively and spontaneously. Her movements are powerful. Her graphic compositions combine dynamism, intense colors and organic forms. She feels the world with strength and devotes an unconditional love to light.
To paint, the artist turns objects away from their original use and applies paint with old credit cards, pieces of broken glass or simply draws and scratches the surface of the canvas with the paint tube itself. These materials allow her to draw long penetrating lines as well as large fields of saturated color. She applies her paint to thick, vintage canvases, which she particularly appreciates for their touch and material effect.