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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. […]

Oct 12, 2010 | By Anakin

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.

But as someone who designs clothes, “it seems legitimate to take an interest in the home.”

Gaultier conjured up a modular sofa, which lets customers pick and choose between marine stripe with red pom-poms, lace, calligraphy or tatoo patterns as well as glamourous celluloid kissing scenes.

For the bedroom, he chose pink silk bedding with ballet-syle lace up ribbon, and a fold-out paravent wardrobe.

Roche Bobois’ chief Gilles Bonan, whose firm has worked in the past with the likes of Missoni or Kenzo — before the Japanese designer branched out on its own — saw the Gaultier tie-up as a chance to make a splash for his firm’s 50th anniversary.

“There is a natural kinship between fashion and interiors, there are a lot of bridges between the two — on fabrics, the most basic expression of fashion, on prints and harmonies,” he said.

“It’s also a way to widen our customer base, both for Roche Bobois and for Jean-Paul Gaultier.”


 
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