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Jean Paul Gaultier Does Furniture (Again) For Elle Decoration

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Designer Jean Paul Gaultier re-enters the world of home furnishings and interior decor. Gaultier's collaborated with Roche Bobois to design an Elle Decoration suite in Paris—an apartment situated on the top floor of an architecture museum previously decorated by Maison Martin Margiela (who's since launched furniture with Cerruti) and Christian Lacroix.

The entry hall (above) looks a bit like the Where's-Waldo of furniture to us—it's wrapped in the designer's signature blue-and-white nautical stripes.

"It's a jungle in Paris," Gaultier told WWD. "It's nature, ecology, plants—let's say, reality. I once designed a vegetal wedding dress, but that only lasted for two weeks before withering. This, too, is all about dressing; it's always about fashion."

The designer previously collaborated with VIA in the early-90s to produce Roman chariot-style armchairs.
· Jean Paul Gaultier to Launch Home Furnishings [WWD]