A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

30 May
2011

We recently received a press release from Roche Bobois, international leader in top end furniture design and distribution. The presented their latest exclusive collections at the Milan furniture Fair. Here is the information they sent us together with a few photos showcasing their designs: “The collections represent the eclecticism and breadth of range of the brand ; rigorous structure sits happily alongside more free flowing forms, acid brights alongside pitch black. A game of opposites and similarities, organic rounded shapes for an ultra chic urban environment :  the Roche Bobois universe  thrives on  the unexpected, on  the surprises that lift the spirits and bring a sense of joy to the quotidian.  Bold yet timeless offerings that, at the heart of the design event of the year, continue a 50-year old tradition of creativity and quality.

Calisson bed LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

  • With its softly-padded round-cornered frame and headboard, the Calisson bed has an air of Pop playfulness about it. (Design Maurice Barilone)
  • Calisson bed LR23 A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    Calisson bed LR2 A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    • Geometrically appealing elegance and supreme comfort, the Syntone sofa (below) plays with oversize proportions in the manner of contemporary loft spaces.(Design Roberto Tapinassi & Maurizio Manzoni)

    Syntone sofa LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    Syntone meridiennes LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    Syntone armchair detail LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    • A sculptural invitation to comfort, Roberto Tapinassi et Maurizio Manzoni’s EGOS sofa and armchair are as well-suited to the private domain as they are to public spaces.

    Egos sofa LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    Egos armchair white yellow LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    Egos armchair blue LR A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    • Under the theme of ‘Nature, the universal link between east and west’, 28 year-old design independent Song Wen Zhong, a graduate of Beijing Academy of Arts, sought inspiration for his Ava chair in the myths and stories of Chinese legend. With its long sensuous tapering limbs, Ava resembles a dragon-like avatar transformed into a chair: a fine yet strong specimen such as a giant ant. Representing the first plastic injection-created design from Roche Bobois, Ava marries high-tech purity with organic form.”

    AVA 2 A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    AVA 1 A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

    The AVA chair is a project to result from the first Roche Bobois ‘Design Awards’, a competition launched in China in 2009 and held in a different country every two years.
    Under the theme of ‘Nature, the universal link between east and west’, 28 year-old design independent Song Wen Zhong, a graduate of Beijing Academy of Arts, sought inspiration for his Ava chair in the myths and stories of Chinese legend. With its long sensuous tapering limbs, Ava resembles a dragon-like avatar transformed into a chair: a fine yet strong specimen such as a giant ant.
    Representing the first plastic injection-created design from Roche Bobois, Ava marries high-tech purity with organic form.

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