Roche Bobois Celebrates Harmony House Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse

It was ‘A Time to Celebrate’ Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House with Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine and Roche Bobois Paris.

Everyone had a wonderful time as Roche Bobois Paris, a world leader in the design and distribution of high-end home furnishings, and Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, the flagship publication of Palm Beach Media Group, hosted a gala celebration in Roche Bobois’ North Palm Beach showroom. “A Time to Celebrate” was the theme of the November 4th evening as guests enjoyed a lavish reception while raising awareness of Harmony House for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The event was part of Roche Bobois’ ongoing support of the Palm Beach County facility.

Inspiring the “time” theme of the event was Roche Bobois’ renowned Astrolab dining table with its glistening, motorized wheels and gears, reminiscent of a watch mechanism, that turn beneath the glass table top as remote controlled table leaves at either end extend and retract. Atop two Astrolabs, in keeping with the theme, was a spectacular display of exquisite timepieces from the Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations of The Watch Salon at Hamilton Jewelers. Sommelier Jack Cohen’s Wine Frolics brought savoir faire and expertise to champagne tastings throughout evening, all underscored by delicacies from West Palm Beach caterer Christafaros and the musical stylings of Will Bridges.

“The people, the fashion, the food, the music – it was a great evening, indicative of the style and panache of Palm Beach. Then again, we have come to expect nothing less from anything associated with Palm Beach Illustrated,” noted Roche Bobois Communications Director, U.S. Julien Bigan. “Adding an even greater level of glamour to the event was Hamilton Jewelers. Their participation not only added a great deal of elán to the evening, but to the mission of helping to raise awareness for Harmony House, which is one of the most respected and needed non-profit facilities of its kind in South Florida.”

Hamilton Jewelers Vice President Donna Bouchard, who flew in from Princeton, New Jersey just to attend the gala evening noted, “It was a wonderful event, and we were in great company. Roche Bobois’ exquisite showroom and beautiful furnishings were the perfect backdrop to complement our world-class timepieces. We were also proud and pleased to participate in the efforts on behalf of Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House.”

Suzanne Turner, CEO of the YWCA Palm Beach County concluded, “We were thrilled that Palm Beach Illustrated and Roche Bobois chose Harmony House as the charity to be honored at the opening season reception. We are very appreciative of Roche Bobois’ continuing support over the past two years.”

About Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois is a world leader in furniture design and distribution. Working closely with renowned designers such as Ora Ito, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic, Christophe Delcourt and Stephen Burks and with Haute Couture fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel Maison and Missoni Home, Roche Bobois offers a broad range of exclusive made-to-order designs, manufactured with a high level of customization in small European workshops. Browse the full collection of premium-quality furniture, including sofas, armchairs, cocktail tables, dining chairs, sideboards, beds, wardrobes, storage and accessories including lighting, cushions and rugs at or in any of our 250 showrooms around the world. Roche Bobois’ North Palm Beach showroom is at 136 U.S. Highway 1, one block south of Northlake Boulevard. Other South Florida locations include Aventura and Coral Gables. For information call 561-835-4982 or visit

About Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House

Established in 1993, the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House is a secure, 24-hour, 72-bed facility for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Harmony House West is located amid the western communities of Palm Beach County and offers individual apartments for up to two years for qualified women and their families seeking transitional housing assistance. For more information, please call (561) 993-2204.

About Hamilton Jewelers

Founded in New Jersey in 1912, a legacy of tradition and service began.   Hamilton has been offering clients the finest quality, value, and design for over 100 years. With a heritage of excellence and family ownership, Hamilton is proud to serve generations of guests with an outstanding experience with each and every visit. Hamilton’s expertise in design and manufacturing in our own workshops has produced many exceptional pieces of enduring quality and value. Hamilton is a recognized leader in our commitment to responsible social and business standards, environmental preservation, and community philanthropic support. For more information, please visit:

About Palm Beach Illustrated

Palm Beach Illustrated is a celebration of the Palm Beach lifestyle. It debuted in 1952 and is published 11 times per year by Palm Beach Media Group, also responsible for leading luxury lifestyle magazines including Naples Illustrated; Coquina, Modern Florida Living; Dine239, Naples’ Ultimate Dining Guide, the annual Charity Registers for Palm Beach and Naples and magazines for some of the world’s top private resorts and clubs. For information call 561-659-0210.