Ligne Roset recently debuted Hémicycle collection, designed by Philippe Nigro. Hémicycle brings together a passion for research and respect for tradition. The collection is not only great conversation seating, but also a conversation starter.
Inspired by historic French seating, Nigro took particular interest in resurrecting a ‘forgotten’ piece in contemporary furniture: the tête-à-tête, symbolic of the Second Empire. Directly translating to ‘head-to-head’ this piece of furniture is meant for private conversations, where two can communicate with eye contact and without turning their heads.
Beneath its non-conformist demeanor, it offers the undeniable characteristics of comfort, innovation, conviviality and elegance. The common trait seen throughout the collection is its compactness, which allows it to respond to the constraints of smaller spaces, while still making an impact on the overall design aesthetic and use of a room.