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Roche Bobois, Christian Lacroix Furniture Team Up

Furniture chain Roche Bobois and the creative director of Christian Lacroix Maison, Sacha Walckhoff, have unveiled a new collaboration — a series of specially designed furniture items. Playfully spinning together classical elements and contemporary styles, the series showcases the combined creative vision and capabilities of both brands.

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High quality materials such as lacquered wood and shimmering brass feature prominently throughout the collection. Some items are also embellished with different kinds of artistic prints that harken back to traditional styles. One example, is a cabinet with two push-to-open doors decorated with a landscape inspired by Arles in southern France (the birthplace of designer Christian Lacroix) – finished with brass covered legs. Another is a large screen decorated with a variety of colorful plants and flowers.

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Another inclusion is a beechwood chair with legs half-finished in brass, matched with black and white striped upholstery though it is also available in black and fuchsia, red and black or blue and black. An oval nesting coffee table has a top finished in acacia veneer, mirror, and polished brass. One of the larger pieces is an armchair in a faux classical style, all fitted out with a matching footstool in two sections. It stands out as invitingly plush with its asymmetrical shape, dark printed upholstery and brass feet. For those in need of a place to keep things – there’s also a selection of stackable storage cubes decorated in stripes which can be mixed and matched as shelving units or used as stand-alone storage solutions.

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If you’re interested in the products of Roche Bobois, you can check out their website over here.

4 Milan Furniture Fair Highlights to Track

With the Milan Furniture Fair opening from April 12 to 17, countless professionals with a keen eye for design will be on the lookout for the next notable items and designs. These are some of the designs scouted out from manufacturers that will be displaying at the fair.

Petite Friture

They may have just only been recently established, but Petite Friture has quite a number of interesting goods up for offer.

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The “Grid” modular sofa by Petite Friture

The “Grid” sofa designed by Pool was launched in 2015, and stood out for its modular design. Now, a new version has been conceived of in order to max out the possible combinations that can be put together for interesting and comfortable mix-ups. Besides featuring an armchair, other modular elements include an armchair without armrests, left and right corner armchairs, a footstool, a two-seat sofa and a low table.

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The “Mediterranea” floor lamp by Petite Friture

The “Mediterranea” lighting range by designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is another item to look out for. Each of these four brass lights (floor lamp, wall light, table lamp, and ceiling light) has a sculpted metal shade that diffuses light through a cutaway pattern.

Fritz Hansen

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The updated version of the “Oxford” chair by Fritz Hansen

The “Oxford” chair has been one of the Republic of Fritz Hansen’s flagship pieces. It was designed in 1965 by Arne Jacobsen for the Professors’ table in the vast dining hall at St Catherine’s College at Oxford University. This time they’re reworking it with two more modern versions of the chair – the Classic and the Premium. The Classic comes finished in monochrome black, highlighting the shape of the chair as a single form by toning down the original frame, while the Premium gets a thicker layer of foam.

Foscarini

"Lumiere" by Foscarini

“Lumiere” by Foscarini

As with Fritz Hansen, Foscarini is also reworking a new design for a modern touch. The “Lumière” Lamp celebrates 25th anniversary by having a blown glass shade with a metallic mirror-effect finish, so as to match the stand.

Cappellini

Frontline Italian design manufacturer Cappellini has two radically different chairs to offer.

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“Drum” by Cappellini

The “Drum” is a strikingly outsized armchair covered in elasticated material or leather, and made by 3D printing. It comes available in blue, black, turquoise, white and orange.

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“Embroidery” by Cappellini

“Embroidery” is a chair that showcases Cappellini’s expertise at the technique. Embroidery and photography are combined to create a dramatic effect.

For more information, you can check out the Fair’s site at www.salonemilano.it

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Roche Bobois unveils PIXL bookcase

Contemporary French furniture brand Roche Bobois has unveiled its latest design ahead of the Salone del Mobile fair in Milan this April.

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Designed by Fabrice Berrux, the PIXL bookcase is a modern storage piece featuring external box structures of three different depths, giving it a playful sense of perception. The bookcase’s variations on the blue-hued color scheme further skew this sense of depth and perception.

Each panel is 21 cm wide and there are between two and three storage boxes on each shelf. Various finishes are available.

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Roche Bobois was founded in 1950 and has gone on to specialize in luxury furniture design with a strikingly modern edge. The brand has worked with designers such as Ora-Ito and Christophe Delcourt.

Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois

French furniture giant Roche Bobois celebrates the 50-years anniversary in collaboration with couturier Jean Paul Gaultier.

Together they worked out the new collection of furniture which got the name Jean Paul Gaultier Pour Roche Bobois Paris.

“I don’t see myself as a furniture designer,” the couturier said when he unveiled the tie-up earlier this year.
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Jean Paul Gaultier gets back into furniture

After his collaboration with retail chain Target, Jean Paul Gaultier is looking into other ways of widening his reach, teaming up with furniture brand Roche Bobois.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the designer plans to unveil the collection over the coming months.

It is also Roche Bobois who sponsored Gaultier’s refurbishing of the Elle Decoration suite unveiled this week.

The apartment, in the architecture museum in Paris, was previously relooked by the likes of Maison Martin Margiela or Christian Lacroix.
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