Mexican Artisans Reinterpret Iconic Roche Bobois Chairs

Lucas Castro Jimenez, a Jalisco artisan, works on a Roche Bobois Ava armchair for the brand's L'Artesanía de Vivir project. Photography by Zony Maya. Collaboration fuels Roche Bobois. Since 1960, the French purveyor of luxury furnishings has tapped the likes of Kenzo Takada, Jean Nouvel, and Christian LaCroix to reinterpret some of the brand’s most iconic pieces. Now, Roche Bobois is joining forces with the artisans of Mexico to do the same thing. The project, called L’Artesanía de Vivir, invited craftspeople hailing from five Mexican states to customize the Loop, Ava, Florian, and Lully chairs using local aesthetics and techniques—some in danger of extinction. The 32 one-offs, first displayed ...

10 Questions With... Marc Sadler

Designer Marc Sadler's love for one cold-weather sport also revolutionized it. In the 1970's, after a bad accident, the avid ...