French luxury furniture brand Roche Bobois sets up two new stores in Bengaluru and Mumbai with a broad range of exclusive made-to-order furniture and accessories manufactured with a high level of customisation
Roche Bobois – a cutting-edge niche luxury furniture design and distribution brand of international repute has recently opened its lavish store in Bengaluru spread over an expansive space of 7,500 sq. ft. Located in the upmarket Ulsoor Road area, the store allows customers a first-hand opportunity to experience the French Art de Vivre or Way of Life. The Bengaluru store reflects the spirit of the brand through its interior architecture which has been designed by Jacqueline Hopfner.
Headquartered in Paris, this luxury furniture brand has about 250 showrooms around the world. With regards to India, the company had launched its first flagship store in Mumbai in March 2014 and adding to the list is the recently launched Bengaluru store, which opened its doors in November 2015.
This high-end furniture brand offers a broad range of exclusive made-to-order designs, manufactured with a high level of customisation in small European workshops. The store offers premium-quality furniture, including sofas, armchairs, cocktail tables, dining chairs, sideboards, beds, wardrobes, storage and accessories including lighting, cushions and rugs.
Discussing about the Bengaluru store, Samvit Tara, Managing Director, Roche Bobois India states, “Setting up a store at Bengaluru, one of the world’s leading international technology hubs, was a natural and logical step. With its creativity, modernity and dynamism, the city perfectly matches Roche Bobois’ core values. At this store, we are showcasing two collections Les Contemporains and Nouveaux Classiques that reflect the brand’s values and fine European quality craftsmanship. The former features sleek, refreshing contemporary pieces whilst the latter focuses on updating traditional designs with original prints and textures. Customisation is available in any detail, choice of dimensions, colours, leathers, woods and finishes.”
On display at the Bengaluru store is also Roche Bobois’ Winter Collection 2015. The collection includes exquisite furniture and accessories for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces.
The brand launched its second store in Mumbai on January 29, 2016 at the India Bulls Finance Centre. Spread over an expansive 4,000 sq. ft., the brand showcases exclusive designs from its Noveaux Classiques collection. The collection, originally launched in 1978, has consistently delivered authentic designs that transcend time and fashion. Each piece of furniture demonstrates the fusion of contemporary design and period style.
Speaking at the launch, Tara says, “We are delighted to launch our third exclusive store in the country. The new store dedicated to the authentically French Nouveaux Classiques collection offers customers another beautiful brand experience, allowing them to explore new avenues in design.”
Roche Bobois regularly collaborates with some of the world’s finest high-fashion houses, such as Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Ungaro to ensure it is at the forefront of design trends. Due to its association with renowned designers such as Ora Ito, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic, Christophe Delcourt and Stephen Burks, the company has now become synonymous with innovative and sophisticated furniture design.
Talking about future expansion plans in India, Tara said, “As a testimony of the brand dynamism, Roche Bobois opens one store per month in the world. In 2015, Roche Bobois scheduled the opening of 15 new showrooms across the globe. We are also planning to open a store in New Delhi by end of 2016, followed by one new store every consecutive year in cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Ludhiana.”