For 50 years, Roche Bobois has celebrated art de vivre around the world. The French company, a world leader in furniture design and distribution, works closely with renowned designers such as Sacha Lakic, whose roots in car, motorcycle and furniture design make for haute creations. Take for instance, the Intermede modular sofa he produced for Roche Bobois, which boasts more than 250 showrooms around the world including in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Lakic’s fascination with fast luxury cars and motorbikes lends much to the aerodynamic smooth lines and graciously curved forms of his furniture. There’s a dynamism, a boldness, even an element of excitement to his designs that gives them a distinctive daring edge and timeless appeal. Those who already appreciate his work will recognize the purity and clean lines that characterize Lakic’s style.
The Intermede sofa effortlessly embodies the elements of fluidity and motion throughout its design. The model allows individuals to interpret their own idea of comfort into the composition of the piece with the use of a sophisticated, two- position pendulum mechanism which offers two distinct depths for the backrests. Adding to the ethereal design, the sofa is completely upholstered in Soave, pimented, corrected grain leather, and stands on a thin 45°-angled metal base giving it a modern and dynamic look.
Quality of design, materials, craftsmanship and a high level of customization have been essential strands of Roche Bobois’ DNA since the company’s onset. Every piece of furniture is designed to be customized to suit any taste or mood, and the Intermede is no exception. Semi-artisanal forms of manufacturing ensure maximum levels of customization and the most intricate detailing at the finishing stage. While drawing on the traditions and ethics of true craftsmanship, Roche Bobois is not afraid to introduce and take advantage of cutting-edge materials and technologies. http://roche-bobois.com