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Nostalgic comfort: the charm of the duffle coat on BOSC's new sofa | News | Architonic


<p>There’s something old-fashioned, or indeed anti-fashion about a duffle coat. It’s charmingly naïf, the stuff of school uniforms and <em>Paddington Bear</em>, with<em> </em>a history that goes way back to the mid-19th century. It had a life in the military, as part of the uniform for the Royal Navy, and like much service attire, was then reimagined by the world of high fashion. Jean Cocteau used to stroll with close friend Coco Chanel, wearing his white version. Decades later, Rei Kawakubo made an oversized statement with versions at Comme des Garçons, and it remains a favourite of arch Modernist Margaret Howell. When <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/jean-louis-iratzoki/8108555">Jean Louis Iratzoki</a> was working on plans for a new sofa to join his ever-growing range of designs at <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/bosc/3104583">BOSC</a>, he took inspiration from the toggles and nostalgia of all things duffle. It was a subtle way to infuse what is a con…


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