Maison et Objet 2015 report
It was a 48-hour whirlwind trip to Paris last week for the first big trade show of the year – Maison et Objet. With eight halls packed to the brim with brands and designers showing their latest collections and new product launches, it’s somewhat of challenge to pack it all in. However, with some pre-planning and a floorplan with my notes to keep me on track, I enter the halls like a woman on a mission! It was good to get up close to some of the existing collections that I had yet to see in the flesh, discover new pieces that début at the show and see what trends are emerging. Aside to the products, some of the exhibition stands are real show-stoppers – check out Kvadrat and Seletti in photos below. At the end of two long but inspiring days (and a whopping 700 photos later!), I was most happy to head back to the elegant surroundings of Sofitel Arc de Triomphe where a much needed post-show and pre-dinner apéritif awaited. Here’s just some of what caught my eye:
Below: Petite Friture – Vertigo pendant light, Nubilo sofa, Mask mirror, Loop wire shelf and Jungle wallpaper.
Below: First seen as an installation in Milan last year (read more here), the new porcelain collection by Richard Ginori for Missoni Home retails this spring.
Below: Custhom Wallpaper - the oversized green is new along with the geometric stitch pattern created using an embroidery sewing machine.
Below: Autoban with De La Espada launch new Union collection including this sofa.
Below: Pinch Design team up with Timorous Beasties. Noelle sofa with Graffito fabric.
Below: from Softline the Havana chair and new Eden chair.
Below: Kvadrat showcase their textile collections with this amazing installation created by Raw Edges.
Below: Seletti’s new Toilet Paper collection, neon wall signs, copper garden showers and Cosmic diner, a collaboration with Diesel Living. Another amazing stand design.
Below: Halo Radiant marble and copper candlestick by Arik Levey for Forestier.
Below: &Tradition – Cloud sofa and Blown pendant light(s).
Below: La Chance displaying pieces from a collective of designers.
Below: a mid-century vibe with modern brass accents from RED Edition.
Below: Ibride launch new Pivoine Ming and tray. Also some interesting round wall hooks with carved detailing.