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No one could accuse Ligne Roset of taking a gentle approach to 2009. The prolific French manufacturer is always a highlight at the start of the year where it unveils its annual crop of new designs and this year was certainly no different.

Ligne Roset’s new products

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Standout pieces include Philippe Negro’s ‘Confluences’ sofa system, which we saw at VIA’s show in Salone and are thrilled to see in production, Francois Azambourg’s Noviaz desk and Francois Bauchet’s Roman storage system. But to be honest, there was next to nothing on show here we wouldn’t have felt proud to call our own.

We caught up with Philippe Negro and Francois Bauchet to here more about their designs and design in general.

Read our interview with Philippe Negro

Read our interview with Francois Bauchet

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.