First walking sticks and umbrellas. Then furniture. And with it world-wide success. The company's long history began in 1860. Following Antoine, Emile and Jean, the company has for many years now been headed by Pierre and Michel Roset.
1860 is the founding year of Ligne Roset … When Antoine Roset, the great-grandfather of today's owners settled in Montagnieu, he found ideal conditions for his wood-working business: the nearby beech woods of the Chartreuse de Portes supplied ample raw material for his products, while the little Brivaz river was strong enough to keep the waterwheels of the adjacent sawmills turning uninterruptedly.
Over the first few years the company confined itself to manufacturing walking sticks and wooden handles for umbrellas. But the times were changing: the small craft workshop gradually blossomed out to become a company that manufactured furniture – in particular period furniture.
Roset made its first upholstered furniture in 1936, and from 1946 on increasingly turned to modern chairs and institutional furniture.
On March 19, 1946, Emile Roset and his son Jean established the company "Veuve A. Roset S.A.R.L.".

The technical progress achieved in association with other companies directly benefits the quality of the products. But technology is never implemented at the expense of design. The aim is always to achieve the ideal symbiosis between form and function. The success of this circumspect co-operation is confirmed by the strong international demand. For some years Ligne Roset has now also been offering its own range of accessories, lamps and a textile range, which are only available from Ligne Roset partners. All the designs have been created exclusively for Ligne Roset, mostly by young designers.
The range is sold via selected trade partners, and exclusive Ligne Roset shops. This unique concept in the field of furniture, has led to a remarkable development in many countries.

The co-operation are with the renowned designers like Donato D'Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Peter Maly, Didier Gomez, Pascal Mourgue Eric Jourdan, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Archirivolto, ecc.

At the Milan International Furniture Fair 2006 Ligne Roset presents:

Jul & Jil, design Alban-Sèbastien Gilles, are a pair of armchairs which share the same dynamism of line. Jul's line are clean, square and masculine whereas Jil's curves are entirely feminine.

The Translation table, design Ligne Roset, have the 4 top surfaces, which are linked by a system of runners, slide apart to reveal 4 coloured panels.

Francois Bauchet designed the series Pluriel: Pluriel sofa, Pluriel armchair and Pluriel tables.

Current fashion demands an original, comfortable armchair, which serves as a counterpoint to a more traditional setting and likewise bridge chairs whose confident design refreshes and revitalises the classic lines of a dining table. The Alster armchair, footstool and bridge chair, design Emmanuel Dietrich, perfectly fulfil both these requirements.

With the help of the ergonomics team at the CTBA, Frèdèric Sofia has created 35 H, a chair of unparalleled visual lightness, having put much thought into the design in terms of leg position and circulation.

With Shaman armchair complete by a footstool, Eric Jourdan play with the structural shape.

Deck, always by Eric Jourdan, side table and low table with brilliant-chromed steel frame.

Pascal Mourgue has presented Downtown dormeuse relax, Downtown table with rotation top and shelving unit of the same name: Downtown bookcase. The project is a means of living better which takes account of the arrival of new technologies and vectors of communication.

Lunatique, design Inga Sempè, telescopic oval occasional table.

By Didier Gomez design are Rue de Seine and Urbani seats.
Rue de Seine are a convivial range of seating system with cosy comfort and Urbani is a sofa.

Facett chair and Facett armchair, design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

PI, design Thibault Desombre, the comfort of solid wood. Chair in solid oak, stained either ebony or dark brown.

Pam stool, design Archirivolto.

Evangelos Vasileiou designed Clara, coat stand in brilliant-chromed steel.

At last, of the past seasons we notice the following products: Togo sofa – by Michel Ducaroy –, Yoyo and Crescendo tables – by Pagnon & Pelhaitre –, Smala sofa and also the Myo and Tazia armchair – by Pascal Mourgue –, Yang sofa – by Francois Bauchet –, Ponton and Air small tables – by Deichmann & Osko and Fred Rieffel –, Guest chair, Paola chair, Zoe chair and Noor stool – all designed by Archirivolto –, and Facett sofa by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Ligne Roset
Roset Möbel GmbH
Industriestraße 51
D-79194 Gundelfingen/Freiburg
Telefon: 0049 761 59 209 0

 INDEX 2006 

in cooperation with:
Martin Rance