Home, Décor: Rocky Rochon Furniture Collection Redefines Classics, Offers Style, Functional Flexibility

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Rocky Rochon Furniture's "Body Parts" Collection has turned a few heads, especially a version of the Frame Chair on which a framed portrait replaces the cushion back. This signature style of inventive flexibility and redefining of classic pieces defines Rochon.

Conceptually, Body Parts is meant to take the feeling of an antique piece and redefine how it's done with current materials. The physical premise is that each type of seating has basic footprints for its 'seat' and that by interchanging the attached components, such as an arm, leg or back, the design can be transformed. 


Cottage and Bungalow - Perfect Luxurious Decor for the Summer Home


Launched in Seattle, the line is now available at the new Rocky Rochon Studio in the West Hollywood Design District at 306 N. Robertson Boulevard, and online at Rocky Rochon Studio.

Just as the designer created a line of color-engineered paints, The Paint Laboratory, to solve the evergreen problem of how a paint's color shifts depending on the light source, Rochon launched Body Parts to resolve the need for a change of function or style by a client over time. The collection begins with 'base units' from which to work – for designers and clients.

"As a designer I am constantly thinking about the problem-solution process," says Rochon. "The ability to update a favorite piece of furniture is a unique solution. People typically think their only options are to fully reupholster or buy new when they want a refresh. Body Parts adapts this process by offering a more versatile solution. You can have your favorite piece of furniture and a completely new aesthetic." 


Bespoke Danish Interiors Firm, Space Copenhagen, Creates Concept for London’s The Stratford


How it Works: A dining chair has a seat that is often sized 15''x15'' up to 18''x18'', a loveseat 30''x60'', or a sofa 78''x30''. That seat can be tightly upholstered or have a loose cushion, it can be tufted, welted, etc. These base units can have attachments added to them, such as a particular type of leg, arm, or back. The base units have universal mounting locations at the underside of them, which allow for a variety of 'add-ons' that are invisibly attached without compromising the upholstery. 

This enables the pieces to morph into different designs or forms, to the point of changing its complete function. For example, a love seat sofa back can be detached from its base seat and be interchanged with a queen bed base and become a queen bed, or the aforementioned photo-backed chair, creating a completely different seating experience. Hence….'Body Parts'.

The following collection pieces are now in the LA showroom, with new floor samples arriving monthly: Louis Lounge Chairs, Parlor Sofa, Tuxedo Sofa, Sectional Sofa, Geometry Daybed, Tuxedo Bed, and the Frame Side Chair. 


Bentley Defines a New Style Inside; Debuts Distinctive Home Furnishings


Manufactured in Los Angeles, the current approximate turnaround time for a piece (depending on any special elements) is 8-12 weeks, and any piece can be customized per the Body Parts concept. Rocky Rochon Studio also has its own line of leathers and is also working on its own collection of fabrics; but clients may supply their own fabric or leather selections for customization.

"The Frame Chair with the portrait as the seat back is my favorite. It really embodies the original concept of the line: to be innovative and return to being romantic; and to rethink a piece's construction to make it more current, while dipping into the past for inspiration," notes Rochon. "The portrait chair is striking because the backing is a 15th c. painting by Sandro Boticelli, but it's a digital recreation, and held up by one sleek arm of steel. It's the perfect mix!"

Though launched in 2019, the concept has been germinating for almost 25 years. Rochon was designing a set of chairs for a husband and wife, with the wife's "Mrs." chair being a reinvention of a traditional Louis XVI fauteuil chair and the husband's "Mr." chair being an English wingback lounge chair. In reworking the wingback, Rochon used leather, saddle-stitched directly to pieces of steel for a 'rolled arm' effect, and he bolted the steel arms to the chair's underside. Appreciating both concept and romance in design, and redefining both for the real world today, the highly creative couple (he, an innovator, and founder of a major gaming company) allowed Rochon to experiment.

This process of deconstructing traditional pieces and reengineering all the components with fresh parts and current materials was the result.


Lladró Presents Niagara Chandelier Gold


"I can actually pinpoint envisioning Body Parts," shares Rochon. "I found myself isolated with my 4-year old son Henry in my apartment for a week during a snowstorm. He was watching 'The Lion King' in the background, and I was sitting with a portable drafting board and just started drafting the whole concept. This was the springboard for Body Parts."

For questions regarding the Body Parts Collection please email Jackie Gillian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Rocky Rochon Studio

Rocky Rochon Studio encompasses curated furnishings, accessories and art from his travels; U.S.-made leathers, ranging from supple cabretta hides to smooth and suede cow hides, and embossed, metallic, and printed hides (leathers can be custom coordinated with paints from The Paint Laboratory); and the Body Parts Collection, a selection of upholstered pieces that can be customized to the point of creating seating as art.

Haute Tease

  • Yamashiro Launches Sunday Brunch Series Starting Mother's Day 2017

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Los Angeles' beloved Yamashiro Hollywood restaurant is launching a new Sunday Brunch buffet starting Mother's Day, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The iconic restaurant, which had exclusively served dinner only, will continue brunch service every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

  • A Simple Favor Review - A Mind Bending Suburbian Psychological Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Simple Favor, from Lionsgate and Feigco Entertainment, presents the story of secrets, lies, the buried past, truth, denial, manipulation, a sexy husband, two beautiful women, one sophisticated, powerful, one tenacious, a celebrity vlogger.

     
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Guide - For the Romantic, Lover, Friend and the Hopeful

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Valentine's Day the first holiday after the New Year that revives retailers, as the expected revenue tops $18Billion annually, with a burst of gift giving as the world succumbs to romantic fantasies, warm feelings of amour, roses, chocolates and love.

     
  • Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives Review – Shocking, and Outrageous, A Must See!

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bad Vegan, a Netflix four-part documentary series, presents a modern Manhattan con, complete with high rollers, big money, new age mysticism, vegan cuisine, and the unlikely mark, Sarma Melngailis who became the center of this unbelievable scam.

     
  • Entertaining and Celebrating Book Review - Beautiful, Engaging, Elegant

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Entertaining and Celebrating: An Elegant Feast for Every Season, from author Kristal Damron, features fifty pages of seasonal menus, from festive holiday meals to spring and summer al fresco dining complete with luxury table settings and wine pairings.

     
  • The 22nd Annual COLCOA French Film Festival Opens

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Promise at Dawn, from Director Eric Barbier, opened the 22nd Annual COLCOA French Film Festival, the oft time hilarious story of an overbearing single mother, her son, her aspirations for him and society in pre-war Europe.

     
  • Candy Cane Martini – For a Smooth, Delicious and Sweet Holiday Treat

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The LUXE Sunset Boulevard, a haven of luxury and impeccable elegance right off the 405, is home to master Chef Oliver Rousselle and the LUXE Sunset team dedicated to making every opportunity at any LWH a memorable one.

     
  • Men's Fashion: Best Winter Coat Styles for Men in 2020

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Designers have decreed that the best winter coat styles for men in 2020 will go beyond the basics with urban functionality, textures that take leather to the next level, and the ultimate in furry warmth.