Composition "Matelot" Jean Paul Gaultier

37.40"W x 7.48"H x 37.40"D
(w. 95 x h. 19 x d. 95 cm)

Designed by Hans Hopfer

Designed by Hans Hopfer in 1971, the Mah Jong sofa is an iconic model of the Roche Bobois collections, and offers total freedom of form and function. From three simple elements, stacked or juxtaposed, the Mah Jong allows for infinite compositions. Each cushion is entirely made and sewn by hand in a dedicated workshop. Dressed in assertive fabrics, which match its design, the Mah Jong remains a reference of creativity and modularity.
It is presented here in a combination of Jean Paul Gaultier fabrics, both original and exuberant. The pairing of plain and patterned fabrics give rhythm to this model, which continues to surprise while remaining true to itself.


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This sofa’s structure has FSC™ Mix certification. It is made with a mixture of materials from responsibly managed, FSC™-certified forests and from other controlled sources.

Modular sofa per elements, combining seat cushions, straight backs and corner units. Padded elements, stitched by hand. 2 seat cushions can be placed on top of one another.
Back cushions in 450g cotton batting on HR foam core 21 kg/m3 (bearing 4.3 kpa).
Seat cushions in 450g cotton batting on HR foam core 30 kg/m3 (bearing 3.3 kpa).
Solid wood structure for the straight backs and corner units.

Manufactured in Europe


Composition as shown (not including cushions) in Jean Paul Gaultier fabric:
4 elements (2 seats with corner backrests, 1 seat with straight backrest and 1 simple seat) in patterned Rayure Matelot fabric, col. Navy and plain Off White.
2 elements (1 seat with straight backrest and 1 simple seat) in patterned Carré Bleu fabric, col. Navy and plain Off White.

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eco conceived

This product was identified as eco-designed by our qualitative assessment tool developed in collaboration with the CBAF. it has been positively evaluated according to 8 criteria corresponding to each stage of its life cycle Technological institute.



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Designed by

Hans Hopfer

In the 1970s Hans Hopfer created the Mah Jong lounge sofa, Roche Bobois’s most recognised and iconic design. The freedom of form that this fully modular low seating system allows broke the design mould and encouraged a completely new way of organising living spaces. Upholstered in simple plain fabrics at the beginning, today it is ‘dressed’ by some of the world’s finest couturiers.

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