Trends Spring Summer 2016
3 questions to Nicolas Roche, Creative Director
What is the general mood of this new Spring-Summer collection?
Nicolas Roche: We have taken materials - marble, wood and leather - in their raw form and have tried to understand them better. At the same time the lines and forms of the collection are fluid, harmonious and light, while remaining functional. As for the finishes, some are inspired by haute couture fashion with specialist stitching techniques and button quilting.
In a few words, how would you best describe the outdoor collection ?
Nicolas Roche: Fresh, colourful, lightweight and full of ‘joie de vivre’.
What are the criteria when choosing a designer and how do you work with them?
Nicolas Roche: It could be a meeting at the VIA (Valorization of Innovation in Furnishing) speed dating event or through spontaneous proposals sent from around the world. I’m interested in the designers' capacity to understand the Roche Bobois brand, its values, its DNA, and to see whether they can incorporate these into their designs. Next, we work together to question the feasibility of their design proposal. Finally we choose the materials and the proportions before creating a prototype