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French Style For Modern Times

The iconic French style of Roche Bobois has been impressing designers and design lovers for decades, and with new collections launching in 2020, the brand continues to impress.



BY Andrew McDonald

23 January, 2020


The story of Roche Bobois is the story of two families – the Roches and the Chouchans. In the 1950s, the Roches were selling Bauhaus inspired classic furniture with a flourish of French style, while the Chouchans were selling some of the finest European furniture in Paris on Boulevard Sébastopol at “Au Beau Bois”. Their meeting led to the formal launch of the company – and it’s been designer bliss ever since.

Mei floor lamp

Present in over 50 countries, the French style of Roche Bobois has seen design collaborations from some of the finest designers in the world – including Ora Ito, Sacha Lakic, Stephen Burks and many more.

These new launches under the Modern Times banner see the brand continue to evolve and help shape the design world through modern furniture. Taking inspiration from the 1920s Art Deco style with a modern twist, these collections will inspire and entice designers and design lovers for this new decade of the ‘20s.

Astrolab 2.0

Designed in house by Studio Roche Bobois, this dining table is an aesthetic and technological marvel. With an advanced motor mechanism and visible cogs, this alterable height table is available in a dark lacquered aluminium, as well as a champagne version.

Aloa

From designer Vanessa Mitrani, the Aloa sculptures are an eye-catching and unique range of French style objets d’art. Created in blown glass with smoked, opal, or Havane finishes, the sculptures are finished in decorative bronze details. The sculptures are available in male or female versions.

Mandala

The Mandala oval mirror sees a frame composed of three superimposed and offset ovals in metal, coloured in a pleasing bronze finish.

Evol

Designed by Cédric Ragot, Evol is a series of cocktail tables of three sizes, made from a series of steel hoops and topped with a clear glass surface, available in a variety of finishes.

Mei

The Nahtrang Disseny designed Mei floor lamp is a functional and striking lamp, easily recalling the iconic Art Deco style of 100 years ago. The metal lamp is available in two sizes and comes in either black or gold.


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