Ligne Roset, Andy
Designed by Pierre Paulin
Andy seems set to be a great classic, bearing as it does the imprint of Pierre Paulin.
In 1962, reinterpreting Florence Knoll’s settee from 1954, he softened all its contours, reducing the number of buttons to eliminate the severe squares of quilting and made the metal structure underlining the edges of its base disappear, retaining only the four legs : in short, he designed a new domestic settee, both sensual and refined. And as a precious refinement, he mounted the chromed steel legs inside the armrests both to the front and to the rear, a touch which was just as elegant when viewed from the front as from the rear: inserting the leg into the armrest necessitated more meticulous stitching and upholstery for a perfect finish.