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"Sofa, looking for Togo" is an adventure and an investigation to try to understand this worldwide success of the Togo, designed for Ligne Roset in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy, a little better. How did this sofa become such an iconic, inescapable piece of design? Why does everyone want it? What’s its secret? My name is Aurélie Sfez, I’m a journalist and I make documentaries. Come with me on a journey to look for Togo and we’ll see where it leads… “Sofa, looking for Togo” a podcast written and host ...
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New York I’m back ! I’m going through the Lower East Side to get to the Forward Building, close to Chinatown. In this district, we come across all the communities that make Manhattan such a rich place. Felix Burrichter, the founder and editor of Pin-Up Magazine, has settled at the top of this historic building. On his desk, he shows us a mosaic of …
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Matt Sorum, the former Guns N' Roses drummer, lives in a breathtaking designer house in Palm Springs, a 2 hour-drive from Los Angeles. He came here to go green with his grey Togos, his seventies decor and his little family. Matt has slowed down a little bit but still has a rock 'n' roll look, a killer convertible and a mind-blowing recording studio…
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I’ve arrived in New York, it’s my favourite city and the ideal place to get a new perspective on the Togo. Just like in Los Angeles, the Americans here are French design and yéyé music lovers, in other words : the French touch! The Pratt Institute, one of the best design schools in the world, is located in Brooklyn. Is the Togo an object of study f…
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Why don’t we go see what's inside the Togo? What it’s made of? To discover its secrets, you have to understand how it’s made and see the whole production chain. Not miss anything. You have to go to the Ligne Roset workshops. In this episode, we’re returning to Briord where craftsmen make the Togo. Christophe Suchet opens the doors to the design off…
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My investigation is making progress and the women I’ve met in California have helped me understand that the Togo is nomadic and doesn’t like being abandoned. But I’m still missing some intel: about its identity, the story of its designer and the revolution it apparently embodies. What’s great with this magic couch is that we can teleport. In this e…
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From the beach in the French Southwest to Venice Beach I think I overtook Marion Gruber, going from one ocean to the next. After a 12-hour flight, here I am in California! This is Los Angeles, with its palm trees, its super big streets, its motels like in Tarantino movies, and we’re driving around, Looking for Togo. I must be getting close since I …
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I've been seeing them everywhere. At my friends’ places, at my friends’ parents’ places. They come in all sorts of colour, even with flowers. They strike poses in magazines, on billboards in the subway, at the movies, on social networks… What’s with all this passion for Togo sofas? In this episode, I’m taking the train to Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse, …
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I've been seeing them everywhere. At my friends’ places, at my friends’ parents’ places. They come in all sorts of colour, even with flowers. They strike poses in magazines, on billboards in the subway, at the movies, on social networks… What’s with all this passion for Togo sofas? Designed for Ligne Roset in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy, its super cool …
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