- President for France
De Padova, the iconic Milan-based design brand, which merged with Boffi in 2015, chose to establish its Paris showroom in the former Boffi Bath showroom, located at 12 Rue de la Chaise, between Boulevard Saint-Germain and Boulevard Raspail. This oasis of calm in the middle of one of the city’s most vibrant areas is home to the very first De Padova showroom in France. Under the old-fashioned glass roof of an old couture atelier, the décor offers a refined take on Italian lifestyle. All three of the Group’s brands – Boffi, De Padova and MA/U Studio – coexist in this seamless interior, designed by Boffi and De Padova Art Director Piero Lissoni as a stage for the furniture. The loft-like atmosphere that pervades the whole space is an invitation to amble from one room to the next and discover pieces of timeless elegance by the most prominent names in design (Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Nigro, Nendo, Lucidi Pevere, etc.), as well as a number of more recent creations designed by emerging talents (Kensaku Oshiro, Studio Charlie, Mikal Harrsen, etc.). Drowned in natural light, the showroom also boasts a dedicated design office to assist specifiers and homeowners in designing and planning their interior projects. Bathrooms – the core expertise of the former Boffi Bath showroom for the previous thirty years – continue to hold a special place in the new showroom, where the brand’s entire range of taps is displayed. A staff of experienced professionals is also available to provide expert advice and carry out comprehensive technical studies – the key to a high-quality result. They oversee every new project from beginning to end in order to guarantee the level of excellence that is associated with Boffi’s creations. A major design landmark in Paris, the showroom regularly showcases emerging designers during events such as the D’Days, with special temporary installations by designers including François Azambourg (2003), Electronic Shadow (2004), Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman (2006), Patrick Nadeau (2009), design duo A+A Cooren (2011), Jean-Marc Gady (2012) and Claudio Colucci (2013).