Can you guess which design we’re talking about? It’s the Togo Ligne Roset sofa, of course! This wonderfully wacky 1970s creation was a rapid departure from even the most unconventional of existing sofa designs at the time. If you’re not already familiar with the Togo, you certainly can’t forget it once it’s on your design radar.
Meet Sandrine, the CEO of Vinterior! As the founder of the UK’s leading marketplace for vintage and antique furniture, it’s no wonder that her London home is also bursting with unique vintage finds. An eclectic mix of 20th century design – from Marcel Breuer’s sleek Wassily chair to the 70s Togo sofa – this home is filled with houseplants, artwork and a regal British Shorthair by the name of Misifu.
Who lives here? I live here with Romain, my husband, and my sassy cat, Misifu.
Describe your home in three words! It’s eclectic, messy, and welcoming!
What first caught your eye about your home? The large open plan kitchen.
Favourite piece of furniture? My yellow easy chair by Poul Volther.
Best vintage find? My vintage Ligne Roset togo set is the most comfortable sofa in the world.
What makes for a great weekend in London? A hike in the near countryside with a nice pub lunch.
Who would make it into your dream squad? Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn. I’ve learned a lot from his Master of Scale podcast series and his Blitz Scaling book.
Room you love the most? My kitchen.
Top dinner party guests? Ray Dalio, Jeff Bezos and Reid Hoffman.
What would you all eat? Sea urchin sushi!
Your home was ablaze, what do you run back to save? My phone!
Proud DIY moment? I made a huge panel with food photos I took.
Best entrepreneur quote? ‘If you’re not embarrassed by your first product, you’ve launched too late.’ – Reid Hoffman
Top tip for female business founders? Have more confidence in your own judgement and abilities, trust your guts.
Click on the links below to find these vintage pieces (from top to bottom):