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PARIS: A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AT ROCHE BOBOIS.

October 2015

PARIS: A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION  AT ROCHE BOBOIS.

PARIS: A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AT ROCHE BOBOIS.

Roche Bobois is opening its doors to contemporary art with an exhibition from the 15th to 31st October, as part of the “Parcours Privé” by FIAC, The International Trade Fair of Contemporary Art hosting pop-up exhibitions all over Paris. This exhibition features exclusive works by 13 leading artists in the world of Street Art.

The exhibition called “INEXTERIEUR: Street Art Inside”, located inside one of Roche Bobois’ historical flagship locations in Paris, brings together the following artists: 1010, ALIAS IPIN, ARNAUD LIARD, JEAN FAUCHEUR, KOUKA, LAURENCE VALLIÈRES, L’ATLAS, LOGAN HICKS, LEK, STEFAN WINTERLE, SWIZ, TANC, TOXIC.

Each artist is presenting several exclusive works of art, some of which were conceived especially for this event. The flowing layout illustrates the natural dialogue between Street Art and interior design.

“We are elated to be supporting this project, which brings together art and design at a profound level. This exhibition underlines the high esteem Roche Bobois holds for culture and contemporary creativity.

After backing the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibitions around the world, and the Universal Exposition in Milan, Roche Bobois reasserts its attachment to projects that are culturally original as well as ambitious(…)”. Gilles Bonan, CEO of Roche Bobois. 

The Mah Jong, Roche Bobois’ iconic sofa, customised by Street Artists.

During the exhibition, several artists have been invited to adapt elements of the famous Mah Jong sofa, created by Hans Hopfer in 1971.

Starting from a ‘blank canvas’; the seat and backrest completely bare – the artists are given free rein to carry out their inspirations. These unique pieces by Alias Ipin, Arnaud Liard, Jean Reaper, Kouka, Laurence Vallières, Swiz and Toxic will be exhibited as part of the artists' residence. Alias Ipin et Laurence Vallières will be performing directly on the Mah Jong elements on 22nd October.

A Mini-Collection of Cushions

From the exhibited works of art, six original drawings by artists Alias Ipin, Arnaud Liard, Atlas, Jean Faucheur et Swiz, were chosen as the basis for an exclusive collection of cushions. Each design will be produced in only 50 copies and will be available during and after the exhibition.