We enjoyed an incredibly exciting and inspiring few days at Maison et Objet Paris towards the end of last month.
Held from 22 to 26 January the event is one of the largest international interiors trade shows in the world. So naturally our team just had to be there to check out the pieces and ideas which currently has everyone in the design world buzzing.
This year the theme for the show was ‘Wild’ and centered around the concept of injecting the natural rhythms of the wild and nature into design in urban spaces – in other words, getting time out from technology and domesticity. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites from the show:
Designer Koichi Futatsumata was actually inspired by one of his tools – namely his best technical pencil – to produce this stylish flat and octagonal cutlery range. Made from brass, the range includes a knife, fork, spoon and chopsticks.
Our own home-grown star designer and show favourite Tom Dixon’s new Oil Collection accessories all have a beautiful iridescent sheen – and this copper coffee making set is no exception. The polished cylinders and domes of the caddy, scoop, cafetiere, milk pan, espresso cups, biscuit tin and serving tray are set to shimmer and create opulence. Coffee time will never be quite the same again…
Image via Tomdixon.com
We liked the combination of order and elegance with French company La Fonction’s Le Valet. Made from solid oak it comprises an elegant mirror on one side complete with a handy wooden shelf on which to lay cosmetics, perfume and jewellery and on the other side, rungs for hanging scarves, cardigans and other accessories. This would be perfect for organising clothes and accessories for a night out when your schedule is pretty hectic:
Image via la-fonction.com
Yet another French designer, this time Marie Adeline Riche, of Lalie Design impressed us with her new colourful Cosmos Collection. The following print would look wonderful as upholstery or curtains and would certainly brighten a dark hallway:
Image via Lalie Design
And finally, we couldn’t mention Maison et Objet Paris without providing a peek from that British institution – Farrow and Ball and their new collection. One of my favourites has to be the rather romantic Peignoir. A greyish pink this is a the perfect shade for a lady’s bedroom and would work well with a cream or other contemporary neutral, especially a soft grey.
Image via HouseandHome.co.uk
If you were lucky enough to visit Maison et Objet Paris was there anything that particularly stood out for you? Meanwhile keep following the blog for more revelations from Paris over the next few weeks.