I know. This looks very similar to a 1970s design classic. But for now, let’s go with the Audrie Bean Bag Chair at Made.
You know which one I am talking about. This looks it takes inspiration from the iconic Togo seating range by Ligne Roset. Togo seating is a 1970s classic and screams the era. But to be honest, the Togo look has never really gone away.
Yes, it retains that laid-back groovy feel of 1973 (the year of its design by Michel Ducaroy), however, the fact that it is both comfy and versatile (it is modular seating), as well as very stylish means that there will always be a demand for it.
Saying that the Togo is a pricey option and for good reason. It is a premium piece of seating, with each one filled with five different densities of foam and also hand-stitched in durable Alcantara fabric in a small French village. You pay for the craftsmanship, regardless of what you go for, whether that’s a sofa, a chair, or the ‘mini’ version for kids. This is perhaps why companies have made designs inspired by it.
This is by no means a copy (which is stating the obvious), but it definitely takes inspiration from Michel Ducaroy’s original design. For a start, the shape is different and less detailed in terms of construction. It is more of a bean bag than a chair. Also, this is a standalone item. There isn’t a sofa add-on here or a corner unit. If that’s what you want, go check out the Togo range if you can afford it.
But if you just want a funky 1970s-style seat that’s a little less formal than the majority of designs out there, have a look at this one. Another winner from the always-reliable Made, one of my favourite retailers out there.
There are five colour options for the Audrie, each one ideal for a bedroom (I’m thinking kids room) or any less formal space that needs a seat with character. At £179, it doesn’t break the bank either, which is another bonus of this being from Made. This one will be very popular.