PASCAL MOURGUE (born 1943)
Pascal Mourgue is above all else an artist. He graduated from Boulle school (sculpture) and Ensad (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs).
He began designing furniture in 1962, while continuing to be a prolific artist. Never openly seeking publicity, Pascal Mourgue has always prized artistic integrity above commercial achievement. This love of art has led him to work in fields as diverse as designing sailing boats for Cartier, crystal objects for Baccarat, architecture, painting and sculpture. It was not until the 1980s that he focused on furniture for the home.
In 1994, a long standing and very fruitful collaboration was born between Pascal Mourgue and Ligne Roset. Calin was his first offering, based on the unusual concept of providing the same level of comfort in a sofa as in a pillow.
His creations have achieved numerous accolades. The Lover won the Red Dot best of the best awards for Ligne Roset, and more recently the Downtown has followed suit.