To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Roche Bobois worked with designer and traveler Stephen Burks to create a special collection of chairs that bridge the gap between travel and design. It is a collaboration that explores a traveler’s perspective of both America and Europe – an object in which the user can get lost and travel… through thought and contemplation.
The exploration of both America and Europe continues in the physical frame and materials used for the chairs.
The European chair is constructed by weaving leather cords over a metal frame, and covered with leather cushions.
Because Roche Bobois is from Europe and I’m from America, the work is influenced by our local differences and global references. Someone on the other side of the world can offer a different point of view into our way of living, just as we can offer new ideas into theirs.
One chair is wholly Americana, made of ash wood and rich leather straps and over-stuffed cushions.