From Home Furnishing Business
Roche Bobois Hosts Designer Events in Florida
International home furnishings retailer Roche Bobois co-hosted an event for designers with Florida Design in its two Florida showrooms.
Attended by design industry professionals, each gathering provided guests with an opportunity to hear tips about getting published in Florida Design from Annette Galbo, magazine’s editorial coordinator.
In Coral Gables, Adam El-Hout, Roche Bobois’ sales and business development manager for North America, demonstrated the versatility of the Mah Jong modular sofa system, and the durability of Daquacryl, a high-gloss, non-porous finish made from an acrylic resin. Trademarked by Roche Bobois, the lacquer allows for removal of scratches with buffing or sanding.
Guests also met Parisian designer Sacha Lakic who spoke about his passion for motorcycle, automobile, fashion, architectural and furniture design. Lakic engaged designers with his informative and congenial talk, while showing them his Speed Up Water Drop sideboard and Scenario modular leather sofa. All of his furniture designs are exclusive to Roche Bobois.
“People are initially attracted by the proportions of my sofas, then by the details and, lastly, by the comfort they feel when sitting in them. I also like designing furniture that functions in more than one way. My sideboards are sculptural and provide a lot of storage. Furthermore, it’s important for me to put movement and emotion into the products I design,” Lakic said.
Bigan and his Florida staff gave designers a tour the showrooms and answered questions.