Maybe we should stop writing our interior design blogs at the end of the day. Maybe we should go to fewer trade shows. Only then are we likely to stop dreaming of the perfect sofa to collapse on. Truth be told, we can probably stop dreaming now because we think we may have found it. This is Ploum, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for the mighty Ligne Roset. It is, believe me, a work of genius. This is a sofa which almost devours you. There is no part of it which is not soft yet supportive. It curves like a giant croissant so that should you chose to perch at either end it sutley twists you round to face each other. This is, make no mistake, a beast of a sofa. Available as 245 or 202 cm long You can fit four people on it very comfortably, at least two very romantically or just one soporifically, well probably two. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. I love this sofa.
I also love these chairs. St James by Jean Nouvel, also for Ligne Roset, were originally designed for an extremely upmarket restaurant. So upmarket that the white cotton cover was replaced for every new customer. There is something almost humorous about the chairs which are basically four soft pads joined together with thin, elegant lengths of metal. Why they remind me of an ostrich or an emu is hard to explain. So this is how it is going to work. Dinner in a St James chair and then a dignified collapse on the Ploum sofa. Sound like a plan?