After collaborations with Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel and Missoni Home, Roche Bobois has asked Christian Lacroix to imagine a collection consisting of about twenty pieces of furniture, with an eye on fashion and the French “art de vivre.”
Designed for the Nouveaux Classiques collection, the exclusive furnishings and decorative objects in this collection – a dining room, chairs, small cabinets, lamps and carpets – have been designed by Sacha Walckhoff, creative director at Christian Lacroix Maison.
The materials are luxurious and sophisticated: fine woods, gleaming brass and silkscreen prints on lacquered wood.
One print, which decorates the credenzas of the collection, shows the city of Arles in the 19th century, the cult city of Maison Lacroix. A double-face screen depicts the same city and an imaginative garden in a lush collage that combines prints from the past with photographs taken today.
Chairs without armrests and ottomans upholstered in blue velvet decorated with Provencal motifs are an invitation to sit back and relax. The dining room chairs, punctuated by shiny and matte stripes in ivory and jet-black tones, evoke the silhouette of mannequins in haute couture ateliers.