The Togo Sofa: a Piece Loved By Everybody
It isn’t difficult to imagine why the Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy is a piece that has transcended all kinds of borders and has conquered new generations since the appearance of the famous collection in 1973. In those days, it was a timeless piece, which delivered a proposal completely different from all the others that tried to leave their landmark on the resurgent modernism. In this regard, Ducaroy bet on what he felt that the public of the time would know how to appreciate more: the preference for an experience of use like no other.
The Ducaroy sofa is what could be called “a piece halfway between a bean bag chair and a common modern sofa”. After all, the creator himself compared it to a “bent tube of toothpaste.” Its atypical features show the audacity of its creator and the successful search for originality. Ducaroy was a visionary who knew how to propose an original aesthetic sense combined with high functionality. Although in those years many users didn’t know how to assume a design so out of the ordinary and looked at it with some suspicion, the fame of the Togo sofa was on an unstoppable rise until it became what it is today: a first-class, iconic piece and much loved, reflecting a trend that so many people have identified with over the decades.
Furthermore, not everything in the Ducaroy sofa is aesthetics and innovation: the quality of its materials, the carefully woven pleats, the dense and wide arched cushion that makes up the seat and back, and the characteristic silhouette that made it so popular produce an experience of use so enjoyable that it’s one of the main reasons why so many love it.