Maison & Objet Paris is an international lifestyle trade fair dedicated to showcasing the latest fashions and trends in interior decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles and more. The trade show is a unique experience to discover, inspire and meet like-minded creatives.
We attended the September 2016 show in Paris and were overwhelmed by the innovation and talent, though would like to highlight some of our favourite pieces:
We loved the modern Targa sofa and lounge by Italian-Danish duo GamFratesi. Both pieces of furniture combine full-upholstery with Vienna woven cane and bentwood, creating an elegant and sophisticated look. The quality and simplicity of these minimalist yet contemporary designs showcase traditional techniques and craftsmanship.
Another highlight was a collaboration series for Stellar Works. We loved the understated exploration of modern masculinity seen in the James collection by Yabu Pushelberg. The sleek and contemporary range includes a stool, desk, chaise and bar trolley made with black metal, walnut wood and sable-tone matte leather. Surrounded by large open spaces and natural light we imagine seeing these minimalist pieces in a New York loft apartment.
Hard to miss was the sophistication of Bethan Gray’s new Band (coffee, dining and side) table collection. True to the designers signature style we see the use of natural luxurious materials here, combining coloured marble with brushed brass. These feminine pieces fit seamlessly into a retro chic interior, where you often find traditional designs with a modern twist.
Dan Yeffet’s beautifully designed Orion marble candle holders for Ooumm caught our eye. The unique and bold pieces remind us of the old school rolodex, of which the mechanics circle around a central element. Available in marquina, carrara and emperador escuro marble, the Orion adds character, dimension and light to any space.
Last but certainly not least we wanted to highlight the innovative modular Alphabet of Light, an installation designed by BIG for Artemide. The geometric LED language allows you to create bespoke lighting for your space, in your own words. Reminiscent of vintage neon signs, the retro lighting adds a touch of playfulness and wonder to the modern day interior.
We are always inspired by attending Maison & Objet and look forward to exploring the exhibition and discovering new trends in the new year.