The Togo Sofa: Sexy, Slouchy, Seventies Design At Its Best - Mad About Mid Century Modern

The Togo Sofa: Sexy, Slouchy, Seventies Design At Its Best

Togo Sofa in Lenny Kravtiz's Brazilian home

The Togo sofa is undoubtedly one of the most coveted items of furniture in the world right now. Tiktok is loaded with viral videos of the Togo and its many dupes. Created in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, it turned 50 last year. If only we were all as current and desirable in our 50s! It is clearly still beloved by the Roset family as here they are, pictured on it, in their beautiful home in the Jura region of France..

The inception of the Togo sofa is rooted in Ducaroy’s quest to challenge the established norms of seating aesthetics. Believe it or not, it was inspired by a tube of toothpaste! Embracing the avant-garde spirit of the era, Ducaroy departed from the rigidity of traditional sofas, opting instead for a design that seamlessly fused elegance with unparalleled comfort.

Characterized by its distinctive and inviting contours, the Togo, with its rebellious disregard for conventional design, challenges the status quo of rigid, uninspired furniture. It beckons you to cast aside the shackles of formality, urging you to surrender to its tactile embrace. Resembling a pile of oversized marshmallows that defied gravity, this sofa is more than just a piece of furniture; it’s a lifestyle choice, a commitment to supreme relaxation.

Actor Colman Domingo looking cool on his Togo sofa

In terms of style, the Togo sofa embodies an understated yet unequivocally chic aesthetic. Its silhouette, reminiscent of a cocoon, evokes a sense of intimate retreat while retaining an air of sophistication. The choice of materials, often lush fabrics or supple leathers, further enhances its tactile appeal, inviting users to experience a harmonious fusion of opulence and comfort.

More rock n roll street cred. The home of Matt Sorum features a Togo in the family room.

The Togo sofa has become an emblematic fixture in the world of interior design, adorning spaces that value a synthesis of modernity and timeless elegance. The Togo sofa remains an icon, an invitation to luxuriate in the intersection of style and comfort, making an indelible mark on the narrative of exquisite living spaces.

The Parisian home of Lenny Kravitz featuring yet more Togo sofas.

Lenny Kravtiz may be known for being a rock star but beyond the stage, Kravitz has cultivated a reputation as a creative force in the world of interiors, crafting spaces that are as evocative and soulful as his music. A quick look at his own homes around the world shows how much he loves the Togo sofas and their rock n roll appeal. Both his Brazilian home and his Parisian pad are stuffed with the slouchy Togo seats.

So, if you’re looking to bring that rock ‘n’ roll, free-spirited vibe into your living space, the Togo sofa is your ticket. It’s not just furniture; it’s a statement, a declaration of your commitment to living the good life in maximum comfort. Get ready to turn your living room into a laid-back, soulful sanctuary, my friend. The Togo sofa – it’s not just a seat; it’s a groove.

Vintage pieces start around the £2000 mark for a small sectional. For a larger medley of modular peices you are looking at significantly more.

It looks wonderful in natural leather but also in punchy vibrant colours we associate with the seventies revival.

If the genuine vintage Togos are a little too pricey for your budget then there are some good Togo dupes out there!

A great deal with the benefit of the ottoman thrown in!

But I also like this Togo replica in vegan leather.

And if you want to create the full sofa layout you need one with a corner piece which is where this superior Togo replica comes into its own.

And here are all our Togo finds…

Still not sure the Togo is the right fit for you? Take a look at our Mid Century Modern Sofa Buying Guide.

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