Roche-Bobois: Incomparable furniture in La Jolla

Mah Jong Couture modular sofa by Jean Paul Gautier. Design Hans Hopfer. Photo: Courtesy

Roche-Bobois, a 50-year-old French furniture company in La Jolla Village, offers furnishings beyond compare.

“We have more than 230 stores worldwide and we have gained our success in this industry by creating a beautiful collection of sofas,” said general manager Philippe Maret of his company’s two side-by-side, high-end stores at 7611 Girard Ave.

While its sofas are a key product, Roche Bobois also features the work of designers who create chairs, tables, modular furniture, desks and bedroom furnishings.

One store, Les Contemporains, is more contemporary. The other, Les Provinciales, featuring French countryside style, is more traditional, noted Maret.

“Everything in the stores is handmade, most of it coming from Italy, made with the best materials and craftsmanship,” Maret said.

Furniture orders placed locally are sent to Europe to be made before being shipped back approximately four months later for delivery.

The store, which sells to interior designers as well as the general public, has partnered with famous designers Enzo Mari and Jean-Paul Gaultier to market its products, he added.

“That resonates among people who know fashion, design,” he said. “It’s a good name dropping.”

Maret said the store draws people who “want to differentiate themselves” with something unique in design and exceptional in quality. The store also is noted for its customer service.

The La Jolla fine furnishings showroom is open to the public.

Roche Bobois incorporated in 2010, which allows it to receive more furniture styles and offer better prices, said Maret. They also offer a 10-year warranty.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except for Sunday. For information call Roche-Bobois at (858) 459-0297 or visit

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