A Bevy of Beds by Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois seems to be traversing the continuum of advanced bodily repose. Last October, we profiled the company’s plush and billowy modular sofa with customized fabrics by none other than Jean Paul Gaultier. Next, in February, we examined the exotic and innovative Paragraph 4 sofa. It seems only good and right that we should take the degree of recline to the next level—as in Roche Bobois’ superlative collection of contemporary beds.

Calisson Bed. Designed by Maurice Barilone. Manufactured by Roche Bobois.

A Multiplicity of Beds by Roche Bobois

Never one to slip easily into definitive categorization, Roche Bobois’ line of beds runs the gamut from understated and ultra-thin (a frame so thin, in fact, you wonder if its actually there) to overtly ornate—dancing on the edge of ostentation.

Calisson Bed. Designed by Maurice Barilone. Manufactured by Roche Bobois.

CALISSON Bed. Designed by Maurice Barilone for Roche Bobois.

The prime example of the former is Maurice Barilone’s Calisson. This retro-contemporary showpiece sports a frame of solid wood and particle board—the perfectly understated structure to bolster the HR foam and cotton batting that gives the bed its distinctively plush aesthetic. Dress it up any way you like with R.B.’s tempting palette of 10 Gersey fabrics.

Calisson Bed. Designed by Maurice Barilone. Manufactured by Roche Bobois.

ASSEMBLAGE Collection. Designed by Stephane Lebrun for Roche Bobois.

At the other end of the aesthetic spectrum awaits Stéphane Lebrun’s Assemblage Collection. This is an eco-friendly line of solid wood or oak with slatted cryptomeria or oak veneer finished in water-based stain or varnish. Assemblage’s seven colors facilitate enticing combinations with Lebrun’s complementary bedroom set components, which include armchairs, nightstands, and dressing tables.

Calisson Bed. Designed by Maurice Barilone. Manufactured by Roche Bobois.

MARINA Bed. Designed by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois.

In between the aesthetic extremes of Barilone’s Calisson and Lebrun’s Assemblage, one finds the Paravent Screen Bed (J.P. Gaultier), the super-slick Marina Bed (Sacha Lakic), and the lithe and lively Light Bed (Roberto Tapinassiand).

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About the Manufacturer: The dazzling array of fabrics available for Roche Bobois’ signature Hans Hopfer modular sofa substantiates the company’s claim that “each piece is above all furniture with a unique character, inspired by multiple personalities.” Among the unique multiple personalities who have contributed to Roche Bobois’ line of beds, sofas, tables, and chairs one finds none other than Vladimir Kagan, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Christophe Delcourt.

Posted June 20, 2011 by Joseph Starr

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