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The Togo, designed by Michael Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, in 1973

Conversation pits have been traced back to the 1950’s, but no one really knows where they originated. They began to take shape in California, during the late 1960’s, using the conversation pit name. The most common form of pit was an actual sunken living room, with low cozy togetherness furniture. It’s a concept that never died but was silent for a number of years.

More Recently, several well-known furniture design firms, including Ligne Roset,┬áhave advertised their 60’s and 70’s living room designs. Many of which, bring back the conversation pit’s cozy vibe.

It’s a design concept that has proven to be rather versatile, because it works well in many types of interior and exterior environments. Outdoors, the design trend has brought the cozy togetherness to the garden. ┬áThe conversation pit finds itself once again in the limelight as a feature that can be retro or contemporary.

For more on conversation pits in the garden, visit Watercolour Gardens.

Here is a link to Houzz, with an impressive photo collection of conversation pits from many decades past.


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