August 29, 2019

Raphael Navot Echoes Organic Shapes in Nativ Collection for Roche Bobois

Fusion by Raphael Navot for Roche Bobois.

The human body has hardly changed in 200,000 years, the Jerusalem-born, Paris-based designer Raphael Navot mused. Yet the design world is constantly looking for new methods of expression. Determined to get back to basics, Navot—the man behind the IRL version of filmmaker David Lynch’s Silencio nightclub—crafted Nativ, a furnishings collection for Roche Bobois that posits organic shapes as a universal and embodied language. To wit: Identities, a family of five upholstered chairs with dome backs, and Fusion, a hand-knotted rug in a natural wool blend that depicts overlapping shadows. Molded of polyurethane with a stonelike finish, Primordial “is reminiscent of a tribal artefact,” he explains—“like a bookshelf built from clay and dirt thousands of years ago.”

Primordial by Raphael Navot for Roche Bobois.

Identities by Raphael Navot for Roche Bobois.

> See more from the Fall 2019 issue of Interior Design Homes

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