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.
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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