Roche Bobois Presents the BOMBOM Collection by Joana Vasconcelos
In celebration of Roche Bobois’ sixtieth anniversary, Roche Bobois has decided to continue the dialogue with Joana Vasconcelos by asking her to design a line of seating and decorative accessories as the flagship collection of the year.
Maintaining the point of view of an artist rather than a designer, Vasconcelos took on the challenge of designing pieces intended to interact with a wider audience.
By transposing her themes and questioning to everyday objects, she offers her vision of the world adapted to the organisation of living spaces. The end result is a series of multifunctional pieces that are playful, alluring and optimistic.
“When I look at these pieces with their curves and winding lines, I see a series of shapes meant for interiors. I wanted to call on the customers’ creativity, I wanted them to feel free to compose with the modules and the choice of colours. I designed these pieces with the hope that people would make them theirs, play with them, while preserving the importance of comfort, and a sense of avour and joie de vivre.’’
Vasconcelos offers a series of sofas with fluid, organic and generous shapes. The colours reflect Vasconcelos’ optimism and creativity: direct, fresh, tart and deep shades are united yet outlined by the black stripes. The backs are all mobile and independent, allowing free form for each sofa.
Four rug designs complete the collection. Three of them include original drawings by Joana Vasconcelos, reproduced in flamboyant hues by printing process: two rectangular designs with a black or light background, and a circular design. The fourth design is tufted and embodies certain codes of the artist’s artworks: organic, colourful and alluring shapes create an original form, their relief is brought to life by varying thicknesses contrasting against the black background.
The collection of cushions includes patterns from the artist’s original designs, printed and embroidered, with white or black backgrounds. It is available in three sizes, for a total of six different designs. This collection reflects the fantasy and chromatic exuberance emblematic to Vasconcelos’ work.