- Roche Bobois
Updated on 01/05/2022
Present on exhibition Foire de Paris 2021
From April 29 to May 10, 2021
Furnishing Hall 1
BILLARDS RENE PIERRE
In 1952, Mr. René Pierre founded his company in Ranchot, a town located in the French Jura region. He started manufacturing football tables in a garage. At the time, they were sent to the north of France to be sold. In 1953, he bought a piece of land, to have a small 180-square-metre factory built. In order to meet rising demand, René Pierre has never stopped enlarging his factory and increasing its output. The ranges of football tables, pool tables were first sold to professionals who used them in pubs or game arcades. Soon, the factory in Ranchot became too small to meet increasing demand and a growing number of new customers. Then, Mr. Pierre decided to build new offices expanding on 8,000 square meters. He moved to Chalon-sur-Saone, a town located in Burgundy, half way between Dijon and Macon, and on the major roads and activity areas.
Since then, the company has been successfully growing in France and all over the world. Soon the decision was made to also cater for private customers. In 1977, the firm opened its first store in Paris. This was a success and other stores in Lyon, Chalon-sur-Saone and Bordeaux followed.
Rene Pierre has modern eye of the market, to have adapted products to private homes. The company follows very closely the furniture’s trends to have new lines: billiards that can be turned into dining tables, billiards with new textures (leather, lacquered), bi-material billiards. Rene Pierre is innovative, both with lines and colors. As a constant search for news, the company still has plenty of things to invent in the world of billiards and football tables! Now, Rene Pierre employs 50 employees and manufacture 6000 football tables and 2000 billiards a year. More than 68 years after, values kept alive to manufacture in France. Rene Pierre, the only French manufacturer of football tables and billiards who will attend the Paris show.