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Roche Bobois Armchairs

The Roche Bobois brand has long been synonymous with stylish, high-quality seating — including sofas, lounge chairs, sectional sofas and more — that possesses an enticing French flair.

Founded in Paris in 1960 by the families Roche and Chouchan after discussions that materialized at a furniture fair in Copenhagen, the company grew exponentially in the subsequent decades. The firm’s name, Roche Bobois, derived from Au Beau Bois, the name of the showroom where the Chouchans had been selling furniture on Boulevard de Sébastopol in Paris. The newly minted Roche Bobois began initially as an importer of Scandinavian furniture to the French capital. Following a national advertising campaign in Elle magazine, their offerings became a huge success. It didn’t take long for the company to shift toward producing their own contemporary furniture line.

In the 1970s, as cable television programming expanded into more homes, furniture manufacturers prioritized the production of living room couches and lounges, and Roche Bobois debuted their sofa-centric Les Contemporains collection. The brand’s celebrated seating over the years has included everything from creative mid-century modern armchairs to leather loveseats produced in the 1980s and more. One of its best-selling furniture designs has been the modular Mah Jong sofa, designed by Hans Hopfer in 1971.

Composed of low seating elements and large cushions, the Mah Jong sofa has been in production since its debut and has seen some high-profile fabric updates by Jean Paul Gaultier and Japanese clothing designer Kenzo Takada, who worked with Roche Bobois to craft fabrics emblazoned with geometrically dynamic patterns to be used as upholstery for the firm’s iconic piece of furniture. Worldwide, over 500,000 Mah Jong cushions have been sold, and Roche Bobois has expanded globally since its founding to open more than 200 stores in 50 countries.

Browse an ever-expanding inventory of Roche Bobois sofas, armchairs and more on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Roche Bobois
Outdoor Lounge Armchair Bel Air Collection Design by Sacha Lakic
By Sacha Lakic, Roche Bobois
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Lounge armchair Bel Air model design by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois composed of a tubular structure in epoxy lacquered metal and recycled fiber resin and hand braided (supplied with...
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Early 2000s French Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Roche Bobois Leather & Kilim Lounge Chairs
By Roche Bobois
Located in Norwalk, CT
Behold the epitome of vintage luxury with this splendid pair of Roche Bobois lounge chairs—a testament to unparalleled craftsmanship and timeless design. Draped in a deep brick-red, ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Pair of Leather Armchairs Roche & Bobois circa 1970
By Roche Bobois
Located in Grenoble, FR
A pair of beautiful armchair with new leather in perfect condition Roche& Bobois 1970 stainless steel.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Roche Bobois Hans Hopfer Vintage Informel Cognac Aniline Leather Lounge Chair
By Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Roche Bobois armchair Lounge Chair Model Informel in cognac brandy soft aniline leather. Design by Hans Hopfer in the late 70ties. Original l...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Upholstery, Foam, Leather

Postmodern Design XL Armchair by Roche Bobois, France 1980's
By Roche Bobois
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Postmodern French Design XL Square Fauteuil Armchair Lounge Chair by Roche Bobois, made in France 1980's. Salmon pink alcantara suede leather with darker stained beech wooden...
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1980s French Post-Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Suede, Beech

Pair of Vintage Roche Bobois Club Lounge Arm Chairs Mid Century Modern MINT!
By Roche Bobois
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Vintage Roche Bobois Club Lounge Arm Chairs Mid Century Modern MINT!
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Upholstery

Art Deco Style Vintage Brown Leather Lounge Chair by Roche Bobois
By Roche Bobois
Located in Schagen, NL
This exclusive lounge fauteuil was manufactured by Roche Bobois. It features a thick Brown leather upholstery, offers a highly comfortable seat and shows a typical Art Deco look. The...
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

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Mah jong sofa from Hans Hopfer for Roche Bobois design by Kenzo Takata
By Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer
Located in Alsdorf, NW
Presenting the remarkable "Mah Jong" sectional sofa, a creation by Hans Hopfer in collaboration with Kenzo Takada for Roche Bobois. This ensemble comprises an impressive total of twe...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Post-Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Fabric, Silk, Velvet

Vintage Roche Bobois Leather Swivel Lounge Chair - Dark Ox Blood Maroon Brown
By Roche Bobois
Located in Decatur, GA
Stellar vintage leather swivel lounge chair by Roche Bobois, France circa late 1980s. Striking silhouette and opulent comfort. The...
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1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Pierre Cardin for Roche Bobois Dining Chairs
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful elegant set of 6 1970’s Pierre Cardin designed dining chairs by Roche Bobois. Original beige leather seats. Black lacquer finish with w...
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1970s Italian Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Lacquer

Postmodern 1980s Sofa by Roche Bobois in Draped Soft Leather
By Roche Bobois
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wonderfully comfortable sofa, surrounds you in a softly draped fawn colored leather.
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Pair of Vintage Modern Club Chairs with Kravet Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs by Barrit, features vintage upholstery by Kravet. Sturdy wood base and comfortable upholstered seats make this matching pair a unique addition to any home or business interior...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of lounge chairs feature a heavy chrome frame and an overstuffed removable cushion. A sleek and comfortable design that is sure to complement any seating arrangeme...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Style Leather Club Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of leather club chairs features a unique squared shape with studded upholstery makes for a wonderful combination of style and comfort. Ple...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Le Mah Jong Roche Bobois Custom Springtime Pastel Modular Sofa Sectional Set
By Hans Hopfer, Roche Bobois
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Le Mah Jong Roche Bobois custom springtime pastel modular sofa l sectional set. This listing is for a set of 5 square elements, 2 straight back elements and 2 c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Textile

Custom Roche Bobois Mah Jong Orange Lounge Chair Set, Hans Hopfer, Italy
By Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom Roche Bobois Mah Jong orange lounge chair set, Hans Hopfer, Italy. This listing is for a set of elements that includes one square cushion and o...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Textile

Le Mah Jong Modular Element Pair, Missoni Corner Lounge Chair, Roche Bobois 2015
By Missoni, Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mah-Jong modular sofa set by Hans Hopfer, designed in 1971 for Roche Bobois and a textile from the house of Missoni. This listing is for a set of two mah Jong elements as follows: a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Silk, Velvet

Roche Bobois Mah Jong Orange Blue Chair Ottoman Set, Hans Hopfer, Italy
By Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom Roche Bobois Mah Jong Orange Blue chair ottoman set, Hans Hopfer, Italy. This listing is for a set of elements that includes two square cushion elements and one straight back ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Textile

Le Mah Jong Modular Sofa Hans Hopfer Roche Bobois Missoni Silk Velvet, Corduroy
By Missoni, Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mah Jong modular sofa set by Hans Hopfer, designed in 1971 for Roche Bobois and in a current customized mix of textiles from Sonia Rykiel and the house of Missoni. Features multiple cushions that can be arranged in endless number of ways Mix and match and stack (or don’t) at your leisure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Velvet, Silk

Previously Available Items
Roche Bobois Pink & Blue Cube Armchairs, Set of 2
By Roche Bobois
Located in London, GB
Designed and manufactured by Roche Bobois, this set of armchairs have a 1960s pop art aesthetic. The armchairs have a square silhouette with softly rounded corners with the arms and...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Fabric

Roche Bobois leather armchair 70s
By Roche Bobois
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
This brown, solid leather armchair made in the thick leather variant typical of Roche Bobois is in very good condition. The armchair, in a whiskey-colored leather tone, shows minima...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Roche Bobois leather armchair 70s
Roche Bobois leather armchair 70s
H 32.29 in W 43.31 in D 38.98 in
Roche Bobois Swivel Armchair in Brick Red Leather
By Roche Bobois
Located in Southampton, NJ
Roche Bobois Swivel Armchair features Brick Red Leather, Contrast Stitching, 360 Degree Rotating Wooden 5 Leg Swivel Base, One Chair Cushion and On...
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2010s French Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of two rattan armchairs by Maugrion, for Roche Bobois, France, 1980s
By Roche Bobois
Located in Lyon, FR
Gorgeous and very rare to find set of two rattan armchairs from the 1980s, made in France by Maugrion "Le rotin prestige" (the prestigious rattan), f...
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1980s French Bohemian Vintage Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Fabric, Rattan

Pair of Trocadero lounge armchairs, Roche Bobois, France, 1990S
By Roche Bobois
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
A luxury yacht-like lounge, sit down and let yourself be carried away! Solid cherry wood, black leather seats and a few details in chromed steel, this is the recipe for these two la...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Chrome

O&M Design for Roche Bobois, Bakea Swivel Chair, France, circa 2000
By O&M Design, Roche Bobois
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
O&M Design for Roche Bobois, Bakea Swivel Chair, adjustable headrest, Taupe leather, chromed steel foot and wood hull, Maker's stamp, France, circa 2000. Measures: Width 78 cm...
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

French Armchair off White by Roche Bobois, Kenzo Fabric
By Roche Bobois
Located in Valladolid, ES
Outstanding Marquise model armchair, from the fabulous French house Roche Bobois. The structure is made of solid beech wood, assembled by notches and tenons, water-stained. The suspe...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XVI Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

20th Century Leather Armchairs by Roche Bobois, France, circa 1970
By Roche Bobois
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A beautiful pair of leather armchairs by Roche Bobois, made in France in the 1960s/1970s. The chairs are of wonderful quality, finished in the finest leather and majestic in size and...
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20th Century French Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Roche Bobois by Manzoni & Tapinassi Nuage 2 Brown Leather Armchairs, Set of 2
By Roche Bobois
Located in London, GB
Designed by Roberto Tapinassi & Maurizio Manzoni for Roche Bobois, the Nuage 2 armchair is an instantly recognisable contemporary design. Featurin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Roche Bobois by Hans Hopfer Virgule Lime Green Leather Swivel Lounge Chair
By Hans Hopfer, Roche Bobois
Located in London, GB
Designed by Hans Hopfer and manufactured by Roche Bobois, this lounge chair is a joyful piece of modern design. The lounge chair is fully upholstered in vibrant lime green Tendres...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather

Set of Eight Roche Bobois Barrel Back Dining Chairs
By Roche Bobois
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Chic set of eight sea foam green barrel back or tub shaped dining armchairs by Roche Bobois. The chairs feature a blonde tone hardwood frame upholstered with a chenille style fabric ...
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20th Century French Modern Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Fabric, Hardwood

Roche Bobois Ava Armchair in Ebonized Oak & Leather Seat
By Roche Bobois
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful sculpted ebonized oak with leather seat great condition, very light use solid and sturdy comfy and elegant chair by Roche Bobois Ava chair.
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20th Century Italian Space Age Roche Bobois Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Roche Bobois armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Roche Bobois armchairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of animal skin and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Roche Bobois armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Roche Bobois were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Michel Cadestin, Guy Besnard, and Olivier Mourgue. Prices for Roche Bobois armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $979 and can go as high as $7,332, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,538.
Questions About Roche Bobois Armchairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roche Bobois is a manufacturer of luxury furniture founded in 1960. The company operates from headquarters in Paris, France, and runs showroom locations around the world. Sofas, lighting and decorative accessories are among the brand's most acclaimed items. Shop a range of Roche Bobois on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy Roche Bobois in a number of ways. One option is to buy directly from the brand by visiting one of their showrooms. Although you can browse the company's entire collection on their official website, Roche Bobois does not sell furniture online. Some reputable online platforms do carry the brand. You'll find a variety of Roche Bobois furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Roche Bobois is famous for producing luxury furniture. During the 1960s, the furniture maker became well known for pieces that captured the essence of minimal and modernist Scandinavian design. The brand is also famous for its collaborations. Since its inception, Roche Bobois has worked with many internationally renowned architects and designers on its collections, among them Paola Navone and Vladimir Kagan, as well as fashion designers such as Missoni and Emanuel Ungaro. Find a selection of Roche Bobois furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Roche Bobois, say "Rowsh bow-BWAA." The furniture brand's name pays tribute to the two families who founded it. "Roche" is the surname of the Roche family. "Bobois" comes from "Au Beau Bois," the name of the first furniture shop run by the Chouchan family. Shop a collection of Roche Bobois on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No individual person or corporation owns Roche Bobois. The company is public and traded on the Euronext Paris exchange under the initials RBO. As a result, shareholders claim ownership of the company. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Roche Bobois furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To properly clean a Roche Bobois sofa, follow the care instructions provided with the piece. The brand produces a cleaning product for their leather sofas and provides a bottle at the time of purchase. You can buy more directly from the brand. Find a variety of Roche Bobois sofas on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Roche Bobois does have sales. Specifically, the luxury furniture manufacturer usually discounts items twice per year in the winter and spring. Throughout the year, you may find their pieces available for reduced prices on some reputable online platforms, as well. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Roche Bobois.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roche Bobois makes furniture in several different locations. Most pieces come from factories located in Italy, France and Portugal, but the brand does occasionally work with manufacturers in other Western European countries. You'll find a selection of Roche Bobois furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Roche Bobois Edito chair is a signature upholstered armchair created by the French furniture company Roche Bobois. The piece has a minimalist modern aesthetic with a barrel back and understated sloping arms. It comes in a variety of colors. You'll find a range of Roche Bobois chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Yes, Roche Bobois is a luxury brand. Since its founding, Roche Bobois has worked with many internationally renowned architects and designers on its collections, including Paola Navone and Vladimir Kagan, as well as fashion designers such as Missoni and Emanuel Ungaro. The company is known for its use of premium materials and for the superior craftsmanship that has long characterized its furnishings. Explore a diverse assortment of Roche Bobois furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Roche Bobois sectional sofa normally does not require much assembly beyond fitting the frames of the individual pieces together. The procedure to follow varies. Consult the instructions provided with the sectional or contact the company for advice. You'll find a variety of Roche Bobois sectionals on 1stDibs.

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