The design introductions made at this year’s Salone keep heading our way. Among the latest is BomBom, a new outdoor collection by Joana Vasconcelos for Roche Bobois that encapsulates the artist’s playful and decidedly optimistic spirit. The line consists of a set of “fluid and organically shaped” sofas, rugs, and cushions in pastel tones inspired by the houses in Lisbon’s Old Town.
“As a Portuguese woman, the savoir-faire and materials specific to my culture [such as the azulejos and crochet doilies that decorate sofas, tables, and televisions in all Portuguese homes] are essential,” says Vasconcelos. “This collaboration is the perfect fusion of art, design, and life.” While the pieces are engineered for alfresco use, we’re certain no one will object if you invite them in.
Text by Luis R. Rigual