Roche Bobois, when art meets design

Roche Bobois, a benchmark for high-end furniture in the Indian Ocean, has been present for 8 years on our island and 60 years worldwide. The brand, keen on diverse artistic trends, is part of the process of promoting local culture and has collaborated with major international houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo Takada and Missoni. After the “Cooking The Design” project last September, where Roche Bobois collaborated with 8 Spanish interior designers, the brand is partnering with the interior design firm ID VK Design and Les Meubles Meunier for its showroom showcase in Mauritius.

ID VK Design, the perfect partner

ID VK Design was founded 20 years ago. Over the years, the design studio has become the reference of the Indian Ocean. Virginie, behind this great adventure, reinvents and decorates spaces, creating magical venues. Her professionalism and keen eye have enabled her to collaborate with high-end companies. Among those who have trusted their talent: resorts, Casela Nature Parks, exquisite historical residences such as the Château de la Villebague and that of Reduit, but also hotels in Reunion Island, Seychelles, Maldives, Rodrigues and offices, namely, in South Africa and Kenya. 

The Native collection by Raphaël Navot

Through this magnificent project, ID VK Design aims at harmonising simple natural elements of the island with the beautiful pieces from Raphaël Navot’s Native collection, designed for Roche Bobois. This Israeli architect and interior designer has dazzled Europe with his unique work. Indeed, he uses raw, natural and recycled materials. 

“I am fond of materials which are natural, reworked and pushed to their limits. Painting? I do not want it. It’s a modern technique, just makeup. I don’t use aluminium or plastic. I prefer stone, weathered wood, concrete, pigments… everything that speaks to the tactile beings that we are, made of flesh and bones”, says Raphaël Navot.

Meubles Meunier’s rattan

ID VK Design has also chosen to incorporate custom rattan creations of Meunier furniture. Present in Mauritius for 30 years, the brand promulgates its local identity. From their Terre Rouge workshop, the artisans of Meunier furniture continue to work in an ancestral way. A pruner, a saw, a hammer and a blowtorch are their only tools…

For more informations:

 Studio ID VK Design Ltd: Info@nullid.co.mu 

Roche Bobois: s.fanchette@nullroche-bobois.com 

Showroom Roche Bobois: s.sunnassy@nullroche-bobois.com 

Meubles Meunier (rattan furniture): meublesmeunier@nullyahoo.fr