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Kenzo Takada for Roche Bobois

A collaborative furniture collection.

Since stepping back from the fashion world, Kenzo Takada has rerouted his style from runway to residential reimagining for French furniture maison Roche Bobois. The Japanese designer applies his artistic flair to Roche Bobois’s iconic 1971 Mah Jong sofa.

Inspired by the traditional kimonos in Japanese Noh theatre, the No Gaku fabric collection draws from the clothing’s jacquard weaving. Each composition flows as seamlessly into the next as the times of day for which they’re named: Asa, in gentle hues of a dawning morn; Hiru, with bold midday bursts; Yoru’s deep, cool evening palette. Takada’s offerings extend beyond seating to cushions, ceramics, and hand-tufted rugs.


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