Design Classic: Togo Sofa
Designer: Michel Ducaroy
Details: From £5,605, Ligne Roset
In 1973, the first beats of disco thumped in New York’s underground clubs, Roxy Music released For Your Pleasure with its PVC-clad vamp and her pet panther on the cover and the party-friendly Togo sofa was born – three indicators that, for some peopleat least, the hippy was dead and the Seventies promised glamour, good times and hedonism.
Designer Michel Ducaroy, who had been with Ligne Roset since the Fifties, broke the mould with this flexible creation, inventing the first all-foam-filled sofa, with no frame or sharp edges in sight. The Togo was an instant success and remains the iconic sofa for slouching about on.
A seat dreamt up especially for afternoon siestas or lazy evenings,Michel Ducaroy’s Togohas been the ultimate in both comfort and style for over 40 years.
Instantly recognisable from its distinctive shape, the Togo is constructed from multiple density polyether foam and quilted covers.
Now aLigne Roset classic, its design has become a cult classic.
All that’s missingis Bryan Ferry in a sharp suit draped nonchalantly across it, martini in hand. Or maybe that’s just us...
Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.
How big should an outdoor dining table be? This size will make entertaining al fresco more comfortable
The right size outdoor dining table is key to making sure your guests aren't sitting on top of each other. Here's the size experts suggest, and the best to buy
By Aditi Sharma Maheshwari • Published
'Instant ambience boosters!' The 6 best plants for an outdoor dining area which all create a relaxing atmosphere
The best plants for an outdoor dining area include scented flowers, aromatic herbs and sweet baby fruit bushes to elevate your alfresco experience
By Sarah Wilson • Published