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Ligne Roset Naples brings the world’s top designers to your home

BY MICHAEL KORB
Florida Weekly Correspondent


Storeowner Vivian Coriatt, left, has filled Ligne Roset Naples with the iconic styles the French brand is known for. At top is Philippe Nigro’s Confluences sofa. Pierre Paulin’s Anda chair is above center, and Michel Ducaroy’s Togo sofa and love seat are at bottom left. Each piece is made in the brand’s factory along France’s Rhone River. Storeowner Vivian Coriatt, left, has filled Ligne Roset Naples with the iconic styles the French brand is known for. At top is Philippe Nigro’s Confluences sofa. Pierre Paulin’s Anda chair is above center, and Michel Ducaroy’s Togo sofa and love seat are at bottom left. Each piece is made in the brand’s factory along France’s Rhone River. If you want another sign that Naples is moving forward in its design aesthetic, wander into Ligne Roset Naples and see a space dedicated to high-end modern design. You won’t find a speck of traditional or even transitional.

In fact, the store is so keen on the direction Naples is moving that it left its showroom at Miromar Design Center in order to open this 3,500-square-foot space at 99 Ninth St. S. (on the corner of Tamiami Trail and First Avenue South) approximately 18 months ago.

“We are now creating our own little design center in this area of Naples,” says storeowner Vivian Coriatt. “And Ligne Roset, being such an iconic brand, really needed to be located in the heart of Naples.”

It feels like a boutique setting, featuring some of the most iconic pieces from the world-renowned designers that collaborate with Ligne Roset. For those unfamiliar, Ligne Roset is a contemporary furniture brand based in France. It began making walking sticks, umbrellas and chair frames back in 1860 before focusing exclusively on furnishings in the mid-20th century. It’s known for working with designers such as Michel Ducaroy, Peter Maly and Pierre Paulin.

It’s basically the polar opposite of the Tuscan theme that held a grip on this area for decades.

“I would say that in the last two to three years Naples has become much more contemporary,” Ms. Coriatt says. “The population in general is looking for that lighter, fresher kind of timeless contemporary product and design in their homes … They’re redoing homes they did 15 years ago, turning them contemporary.”

If you’re looking for the iconic Togo couch or chair from Ducaroy, this is your place. Or if you prefer the world-famous Pumpkin chair by Paulin, look no further (see one on page 19). Best of all, the pieces are handcrafted by artisans at the company’s factory in Briord, along the Rhone River. You won’t find anything manufactured in South America or the Philippines.

“I think people come to Ligne Roset because they want Ligne Roset,” Ms. Coriatt adds. “It’s just like saying I want a Mercedes so I’m going to Mercedes. The brand is very well known worldwide. The quality has never been better. And the design relationships the company has are remarkable.”

We’re talking lifetime pieces — heirloom products that can be handed down from generation to generation. From sofas to bedroom and dining furniture, side chairs, workspace pieces, lighting and even rugs, the showroom is filled with things that not only will take your breath away, but that will last a lifetime. And many are available in a wide range of colors.

For example, Paulin’s Pumpkin, which was originally designed for Madame Pompidou (wife of former French President Georges Pompidou), is an iconic design revival that can be purchased as either an arm chair, loveseat or sofa (ottoman available) in myriad of colors. Like much of Paulin’s pieces, it can work with virtually all design esthetics and quickly becomes a favorite of any room. ¦

— Ligne Roset Naples 99 Ninth St. S. 676- 7890; www.lignerosetnaples.com



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