Dreamer’s Lounge: the Roche Bobois – Philippe Maidenberg collaboration for Holiday House London

Acclaimed designer Roche Bobois collaborates with internationally renowned architect Philippe Maidenberg to create a ‘Dreamer's Lounge’ for the first Holiday House London.

Founded by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner, Holiday House is a celebrated interior design exhibition which raises crucial funds for the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Previously, the exhibition only took place in the US, but to celebrate its 10-year anniversary Holiday House is bringing its first edition to London. The worthy cause throws its doors open for a month after drawing together 25 leading designers who have transformed various rooms in two houses (which are currently for sale) in St John’s Wood.

One of these acclaimed designers includes Roche Bobois, the purveyor of French ‘Art de Vivre’, who has collaborated with internationally renowned architect Philippe Maidenberg. Together, they have created a ‘Dreamer's Lounge’ for the first Holiday House London. Tucked away in the attic of one of the houses, the ‘Dreamer's Lounge’ pays tribute to Supertramp’s legendary frontman, Roger Hodgson.

The idea behind this design was to create a refuge where Hodgson would come to write and compose music – but more importantly, a space for him to unwind and dream. Every object in the ‘Dreamer's Lounge’ adds to this overarching theme. Hodgson’s lyrics have been painted across the floor in shapes reminiscent of clouds, and Maidenberg incorporated leading technology into the space, such as 3D surfaces and virtual reality, to create an interactive, musical experience.

However, the pièce de résistance within the dreamscape must be Roche Bobois’ iconic Mah Jong sofa, providing colour and a cosy space to lounge. Originally designed by Hans Hopfer in 1971, the Mah Jong is made up of modular elements that can be combined or stacked – it is a signature design of Roche Bobois’ collections which allows for both experimentation and comfort, and it works perfectly within the ‘Dreamer's Lounge’.

One of several rooms spanning the townhouse, the ‘Dreamer's Lounge’ is sure to be a highlight of the exhibition. Co-chaired by interior designer Rachel Laxer, and breast cancer survivor and philanthropist Joyce Misrahi, Holiday House London offers the rare chance to experience the work of talented interior designers first hand whilst raising funds for extremely worth cause.

 Holiday House London is open 7 days a week until December 10th. To find out more or get tickets, click here.  

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