Roche Bobois is an iconic french contemporary furniture brand. Created in 1950 when Jacques Roche purchased an old theater in Paris and converted it into two stores, the firm distributed contemporary furniture heavily inspired by Bauhaus designers like Minvielle, Steiner and Airbourne. Roche Bobois continued to evolve with the times, introducing Scandinavian designs to France in 1961, and then exploring ethnic influences in contemporary designs through the 70's, 80's and '90s. Beginning in 2000, the firm expanded globally while developing close partnerships with contemporary designers and architects.