Since the end of the 1970s, Espace Loggia design has been innovating to offer durable solutions for interior layouts and space-saving arrangements.
A star above the crib
The Espace Loggia revolution began in 1979 when the actress Mijanou Bardot joined up with a group of designers to introduce the concept of the mezzanine bed into France. Her project fitted in with the development of new ways of appropriating living space. At the time of the second oil crisis, when optimisation was spoken of in the same breath as liberation, the idea of complementing floorspace with a few square metres above opened up new ways of thinking about interior design.
Time for renewal
Philippe Malignac took over the business in 1992, when it was faltering. In order to reinvigorate it, he banked on innovation and re-localising production. The design department has been strengthened by regular collaboration with the designer Guillaume Parent.
The range was diversified. Wardrobes, shelving units and desks made their appearance in the catalogue. New flagship products were launched, including the bestselling Brick© and Free Space collections. Espace Loggia became a manufacturer in order to control all stages in the life of its creations, from design to installation.
Paul Malignac took over the reins of the family business at 30 years of age. Mindful of the expectations of his generation and the market, he focused production on the particular issues of childhood, homes that adapt to the time-of-day, community (student and hospitality accommodation), as well as Open Source furniture. New collaborations began with the designer Matali Crasset, VIA (Valorisation de l’Innovation dans l’Ameublement [promotion of innovation in furnishing]), the Faltazi Lab team, Nosigner and the Ligne Roset brand. The number of shops and in-store shops increased. In 2015, the Les Herbiers factory was completely renovated to cope with the increase in orders to an average of 3,000 a year.