French by design
Roche Bobois has always worked with the most talented designers available. For example, artist Hans Hopfer designed sofas that became the indisputable signature of Roche Bobois collections.
In 1971, he created the Mah Jong sofa, based on total freedom of function and form. From a starting point of three basic elements that can be set at angles or overlaid, the Mah Jong allows limitless options of composition. It can be armchair, sofa, lounge chair or bed; a space in which to rest, to play or to lounge. It encourages experimentation and breaks the rules of formal living, reflecting the nonconformist era in which it was born.
The Roche Bobois Mah Jong sofa is handmade in a dedicated workshop in Italy using processes and techniques similar to those of the Haute Couture fashion industry. Each component is individually hand-stitched using a method similar to that of mattress-making, and the utmost attention is paid to detailing. By virtue of the exclusive fabrics used to upholster it and the unique nature of each composition, every Mah Jong composition becomes a one-of-a-kind creation.
Over the years, Roche Bobois has called upon Kenzo Maison, Missoni Home and Jean Paul Gaultier to dress special editions of the Mah Jong. Each of these artistic collaborators has managed to express a new seductive and surprising facet of the Mah Jong without changing the core design.
Creativity, a mixture of influences and an audacious use of colour have for a long been the trademarks of Kenzo Maison. Combining ethnic prints with the distinctive iconic floral motifs of the brand, the fabrics created to dress the Mah Jong in the last decade gave light to creations that are both poetic and unexpected. Italian fashion house Missoni also brought in its iconic zigzag stripes and refined floral fabrics that exude a sense of joy.
French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has also placed his witty and wonderfully creative stamp on the Mah Jong, dressing the design in both his distinctive striped sailor style costume and in an upholstery version inspired by the distinctive motifs of his Haute Couture fashion collections such as tattoos and other poetic graphics. His creativity, elegance and sophistication break the rules of convention, in much the same way that Hopfer did.
Discover a fabulous collection include Mah jong Sofa in Rochebobois showroom situated in the heart of Menteng, the showroom is built on 12,000 m2 of space. With 5 luxurious floors that incorporate contemporary and new classic style of Roche Bobois, showcasing its rich Parisian legacy and timeless design.