Expo Milano 2015
"Culture, art and design share the same philosophy and the same inspirations. This is what the involvement of Roche Bobois as sponsor of Pavilion France at the Universal Exhibition in Milan is all about. We are happy to support this ambitious project, which puts France and its multidisciplinary expertise in the foreground."
Gilles Bonan, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Roche Bobois
Roche Bobois is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Pavilion France at the Universal Exhibition 2015 which will take place from 1st May to 31st October in Milan. A committed cultural player, Roche Bobois has expanded its activities in support of cultural events and is already, in particular, sponsoring the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris (from 1st April to 3rd August 2015).
Through the theme for Expo Milano 2015, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", France hopes to engage fully with collective issues relating to the protection of product quality and the environment, with the objective shared by every country to feed the planet.
A concern shared by Roche Bobois, the brand promoting protection of the materials it works with and the surrounding world. With a network of around fifteen European manufacturers involved in environmentally accountable processes, and in close collaboration with designers, Roche Bobois is working to reduce the impact of its products on the environment.
Beneath a spectacular, innovative structure based on wood from the Jura region and designed so it can be completely dismantled, Roche Bobois will promote Pavilion France exhibition spaces.
Nearly 500 units of furniture will be displayed, including Lobby sofas and chairs (Cédric Ragot), Jane dining tables (Christophe Delcourt) and Ava chairs (Song Wen Zhong).
The restaurant will feature around one hundred Jane dining tables and 300 Loop chairs (Cédric Ragot).
Furthermore, visitors from around the world will also be able to discover the Legend bookshelf, from the first eco-designed collection by Roche Bobois. This iconic piece of furniture, designed by Christophe Delcourt in 2006, finds its natural place at the heart of Pavilion France, which celebrates woodworking and the sustainable economy.