Hip, hip, hurray! The Togo is hitting The Big Five O in 2023 and so, Ligne Roset have teamed up with Pierre Frey for a special limited edition of this iconic Seventies chair called the Togo La Toile du Peintre.
Did you know that ever since it first came out in 1973, the Togo has been sold over 1.5 million times. That may sound like a LOT, but judging by the excessive prices design collectors are willing to pay for it nowadays, you would be fooled into thinking that we’re dealing with an extremely rare specimen of a chair here. Newsflash: we’re not - and that’s okay. Because after all those years, the Togo is just extremely cool. Fun fact: even the Togo designer, Michel Ducaroy, is still alive. If I understand things correctly after two minutes of Googling, he’s 98 years old and not ready ‘to go’ just yet. Hats off to you, Monsieur!
Now, if it’s your birthday, you go shopping for a new outfit - at least I always do. And what better way to show the world you’re still going strong at fifty than with some fabulous fabric? La Toile du Peintre is the perfect choice for the Togo chair. Designed for Pierry Frey by artist Heather Chontos, this fabric features a wild pattern of festive and colorful brush strokes. Just what this birthday boy needs, if you ask me!
By the way, if you’re not in the market for a new chair then fear not! You can also just buy La Toile du Peintre as a fabric and use it for your own upholstery project. With a recommended retail price of a whopping 343 euros per meter, it will cost you an arm and a leg, but I promise - hand on my heart! - that you’ll be the coolest one-armed and one-legged person in town. And isn’t that worth something, too?