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Le Mag


January 2022

The Iconic Mah Jong

Hans Hopfer has designed several sofas that have become iconic pieces in the Roche Bobois collections.


In 1971, Hans Hopfer created the Mah Jong, a modular sofa that champions total freedom of form and function. From three simple elements, juxtaposed or superimposed, the Mah Jong allows all compositions, from the simplest to the most complex: armchair, large sofa, lounge chair, bed, living space ... It allows all positions, all uses, thus reflecting the enthusiasm and vitality of the era in which it was born.


Starting with three basic elements that can be combined or stacked together, the Mah Jong allows limitless options od composition, ranging from simple to highly complex : armchair, sofa, lounge chair, bed or living space. It allows for all positions and uses, reflecting the enthusiasm and vitality of the era from which it hails.


This year, Roche Bobois celebrates 50 years of the Mah Jong sofa.


To mark this milestone, the Mah Jong is dressed in new designer fabrics designed by Kenzo Takada, Jean Paul Gaultier or Missoni and set on elegant platforms that enhance its silhouette and make it even more comfortable.


Avant-garde at the time of its creation, this  ultra-modular sofa is an iconic piece today.