The company was established in 1964 and it grounded its roots in the little handicraft business of the 1920s created by GIULIO MARELLI, company that in the course of time specialised in production of wooden frames for armchairs and sofas. The most important turning point was in the mid-1960s when thanks to the experience achieved in the previous years, company Giulio Marelli concentrated on the production of upholstered sofas and armchairs, and participated in the first fairs in this field. A new collection was introduced at the end of 1990s, and was intended for contract furniture market and in the meantime for a marked internationalization which led the company to export most of its production to the most important international markets.
A graduate of Ensad in furniture design, Jérôme Gauthier was first spotted at the Salon Satellite division of the 2003 Milan Furniture Fair. He teamed up with Christophe Delcourt for his first collaboration with Roche Bobois. Together for Spring 2007, they designed Scoop, a four-piece series inspired by nature’s rounded shapes and softened geometries. The Tie Break Collection consists of well-rounded, wellpadded lounge furniture fit for comfortable city living; while Delcourt and Gauthier steer the nautically inspired series of efficient, economical designs into environmentally friendly waters with sustainable materials for their Spinnaker Collection.