Roche Bobois Celebrates 50 Years With Reimagined Mah Jong Lounge
It’s official: 50 years have passed since designer Hans Hopfer and Roche Bobois cofounder Philippe Roche joined forces to yield one of the French brand’s bestselling pieces, Mah Jong. The mix-and-match modular lounge resembles its namesake, the ever-popular Chinese game played with 144 colorful tiles. To celebrate the icon’s anniversary, the company reimagines the low-slung, sprawling sectional with new additions: a base that gives the cushions the appearance that they are floating, and integrated cocktail tables. Finishes—solid-ash veneer or high-gloss lacquer—are hand-applied. The stitched upholstery is also newly available in a trio of fresh colorways by the late fashion designer Kenzo Takado, founder of famed label Kenzo. There’s Umi (Japanese for sea), in an appropriate mix of blue and green; Irun (rest), which combines earth tones with blue; and Natsu (summer), in fuchsia, yellow, and red. Also on offer is a new line of outdoor-ready anniversary fabrics by another fabled fashion house, Missoni.
Rove Concepts and Maria Sharapova Collaborate on Furniture Collection
We know her as a tennis champion, but did you know Maria Sharapova also has a keen eye for design? Riffing on her own effortless, Japanese-inspired home by the beach, the star athlete teamed up with Rove Concepts to prod…
Kengo Kuma Refreshes a Storied Paris Residence
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma remodels a six-bedroom, six-bathroom house in Paris first designed Kenzo Takada. See inside.
Fogia Introduces Micro-Architecture to Seating for Fragment Collection
It was designer Luca Nichetto who introduced celebrated product designer Todd Bracher, known for his refined, clean-lined pieces, to Fogia. The Scandi maker and the American designer hit it off, and thus began a cross-co…