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Art meets furniture in Roche Bobois’ collection with Joana Vasconcelos

What comes to mind when you think of luxury furniture design?

If you’ve conjured up an image of neat lines coupled with light coloured wood and white paint, you’re not the first. The concept of ‘modest luxury’ has taken over the world with its understated design and easy interior assemblage, and it isn’t that difficult to achieve nowadays, especially with the proliferation of a particular Swedish furniture brand.

Yet, therein lies the question: how does one differentiate their home from the rest? Luxurious minimalism furniture, as it turned out, need not be subjected to the frames of white, wood and clean lines. It can be fun, fashionable and flamboyant even, as long as you do it right.

Roche Bobois
(Image credit: Roche Bobois)

Enter the BOMBOM Collection. As part of Roche Bobois‘ sixtieth anniversary, the luxury furniture company has teamed up with internationally acclaimed Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos to create a line of seating and decorative accessories as the flagship collection of the year.

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 flavour and joie de vivre.
Joana Vasconcelos

Rather than taking on the role as a ‘furniture designer’, Joana Vasconcelos maintained the angle of an artist by designing pieces intended to interact with a broader audience while offering her vision of the world adapted to the organisation of living spaces. The result? A series of multifunctional pieces that are playful and alluring for the everyday home.

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Joana Vasconcelos (Image credit: Roche Bobois)

In this collection, Joana Vasconcelos offers sofas with fluid, organic and generous shapes that can be composed and combined according to one’s wishes. The striking colours? They’re made to reflect her optimism and creativity; direct, fresh, tart and deep shades are united yet outlined by the black stripes.

All the backs from the collection are mobile and independent, allowing free form for each sofa. One can enjoy the complete freedom of designing what works best for you — whether you’re sitting or lying down.

Homeowners can pick between a five, four, three or two and a half seater sofa to fit their aesthetic, with each available in four different sizes and shapes. Upholstered in stretch fabric, the pieces are designed for functionality as well — think completely removable slipcovers for easy cleaning, a tri-density foam for the sofa base and back cushions made with multi-density foam for ultimate comfort.

Besides showstopping sofas, the collection also sees accessories like cushions and rugs. While the former includes patterns from the artist’s original designs, the latter category incorporates original drawings and codes of Joana Vasconcelos’ artworks.

Head over to their Facebook and Instagram pages as well as their website here for more information about the BOMBOM collection by Joana Vasconcelos and visit their showroom for a more insightful experience with the products.

Roche Bobois
75 Bukit Timah Rd, #01-02 Boon Siew Building, Singapore 229833
Art meets furniture in Roche Bobois’ collection with Joana Vasconcelos

Jocelyn Tan

Senior Writer

Jocelyn Tan is a travel, food and design writer who loves to explore lesser-known cities abroad and chat with locals about their favourite eats in town. When she's not writing, she's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history.


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