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Roche Bobois' Mah Jong Côté Nuit

Jessica Elliott
October 01, 2013

The most iconic piece offered by Parisian furnishings house Roche Bobois — Hans Hopfer’s 1971-released Mah Jong sofa — has a new sibling. French architect and designer Marco Fumagalli recently reinterpreted the seating system into the Mah Jong Côté Nuit, or “night version.” Like its plush and low-slung counterpart, this leg-less bed rests right on the floor. The hand-stitched, quilted frame envelops a mattress, while three corresponding cushions creates its headboard. Many fashion designers have re-dressed the Mah Jong over the past four decades, most notably Jean Paul Gaultier, who created graphics for the sofa’s 40th anniversary in 2011. (This summer, Nathalie Rykiel — daughter of Sonya — introduces black-striped and sunset-hued upholstery.) Côté Nuit is strictly available in a dizzying array of Missoni Home and solid Indy upholstery for now, but shares something in common with its predecessor: Both are crafted in the same Italian shop. From $4,935 for a queen-size bed (mattress not included), custom ordered through Roche Bobois;