Perhaps it was Simple, the official trend theme, with emphasis on living equitably with nature, eco-awareness, etc., but I certainly felt there was a trend toward animal influences and a related “campfire chic” look in furniture and accessories. What makes this new is that instead of straightforward animal prints, animal accents showed up in all … Read more
The official trend theme of the September 2008 edition of Maison&Objet was “Simple”. Thegoal, according to a press conference held with members of the Maison&Objet Observatoire,was to showcase “living with humble elegance.” While each trend stand showcased plenty ofproduct, each of the three presentations also raised questions about the complex issuesof access, sustainability and other … Read more
I’m finally getting to my last bunch of images from Maison et Objet. Last but certainly not least! Cello Chair by Hughes Chevalier SwalaLine Atelier Philippe Coudray Aquamass Design – (note the bathtub color in above photos) First Time Saba Italia Creation Baumann And then other random images…
I was just enamored by the Acrila booth at Maison et Objet. From the traditional to the contemporary – these acrylic pieces are snazzy and fun! Something for everyone at Acrila!
Since it’s Valentines Day, I thought I’d post the pink pics I took while at Maison et Objet. Here are some amazing displays by Designers Guild: Isn’t this flocked wallpaper just to die for? Little tip: click here for Designers Guild US sales! These lucite pieces were amazing. But I can’t say who the manufacturer … Read more
One of my favorite French furnishing companies is Grange . Their furnishings and accessories cover a wide range of design styles from Directoire to Shaker. I neglected to take photos of their stand at Meubles Paris (running concurrently with Maison et Objet), so am attaching images below from their website. In France, Grange has retail … Read more
One of the big trends I noticed at Maison et Objet was the presence of white. I have to admit that I love the clean, bleached, feeling of this look. Two of my favorite stands were Guadarte from Spain and Woestijnroos BVBA – WR Collection – from Belgium. The bust above – surrounded by soft … Read more
One of the eye catching booths at Maison et Objet was AG*R Createur d’Univers new Chantal Thomass collection. Chantal Thomass is a well know French lingerie designer with a shop on tony Rue St. Honore and exports worldwide. As a brand – their image is impeccably designed – from the Chantal Thomass website to their … Read more
I thought mounted heads were out?
I’ve spent the last week sorting and editing my pics from Maison et Objet. It was clear just walking through the show that we are still seeing lots of bling – from chandeliers and crystal to chrome and polished surfaces. Oversize accessories, interesting textures and elaborate fabrics are still going strong. While I saw some … Read more