Designers

Marcel Wanders & Roche Bobois

March 2018

Marcel Wanders & Roche Bobois

Marcel Wanders & Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois will unveil the Globe Trotter collection, created by the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, at the International Milan Fair which will take place on the 17th to the 22nd of April 2018. The presentation will be held in the Off which brings together several events linked to the design and creation, taking place throughout the whole city, during the week of the International Fair.

Marcel Wanders: one of the most talented designers of his generation. His work is exhibited in the most prestigious museums in the world, such as the MoMA in New York and San Francisco, the V&A museum in London and the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam.

Gilles Bonan, Roche Bobois CEO: "Roche Bobois has always surrounded itself with great creative talent to design furniture which has soul, something extra beyond its function. By uniting the expertise of an international editor with the creativity of one of the most recognized designers of the moment, the Marcel Wanders collection for Roche Bobois embodies the poetic, audacious, and dreamlike fantasy, and is entirely in line with this approach.”

Both a unique and eclectic collection, Globe Trotter is inspired by the legends of fabled adventurers and explorers, collectors of rare objects, impassioned by the cultures discovered on the course of their journeys. This is where the freedom and inspiration which mark the work of its creator are found. 

Marcel Wanders: “This collection is a tribute to the adventurer we all dreamed of being. A journey is a transformative experience, and we wanted each piece to capture the feeling of bringing home worldly treasures from faraway places.”

Skillfully mixing historical references and imaginary voyages, Marcel Wanders offers Roche Bobois both a romantic and poetic “expedition collection”. 

The Globe Trotter collection will be unveiled in full on the 17th to the 22nd of April 2018, in Milan Brera, Via Solferino, 31.