Ligne Roset, 2018

Paipaï is the first collection of upholstered seating we have designed for Ligne Roset. It is a project which unfolded from a simple gesture: folding a piece of paper to create a closed shape. As in origami, from a flat surface we have designed simple fold lines ; first the one which separates the back from the seat, then the more obvious one for the armrests. The two extremities of the back are folded towards the structure to which they are fixed. And thus a visibly comfortable cocoon seat is born.

The folds mark the foam, shaping its contours and giving emphasis to the armrests, thus creating the identity of the settee, which was named after the Pai-Pai fan which itself has a characteristic rounded shape.Comprising a three-seat settee, a love-seat and a footstool, the range is suitable for both contract and domestic use. The Paipaï collection was designed to offer the best possible seat comfort thanks to the height of the back and the judicious use of high-performance foams.

Paipaï is rendered super-soft with the use of ultra-flexible foam. Its armrest is highly technical: it is completely supple, one can sit on it, stretch out. It is made from a technical fabric, a composite on a felt backing, and finished in the lower section with a metal piece which links the armrest to the rest of the seat. This is where the notion of the fan comes in. This also gives a very taut appearance.