46 items from Maison & Objet Paris show the colors, materials, techniques and concepts that will be successful next year!
When it comes to creating a mobile or accessory, everything counts: the material, the color, the function, the texture… and all these elements are driven by human behavior. This is how the trends come about: one particular behavior leads to another as an answer. In the show that gives the theme of this edition of Maison & Objet Paris, which took place on 8 and 12 September, called Comfort Zone, for example, we can see how the moment that the world today lives directs the creativity to more rounded forms, with more tactile materials…
Pillows with embossing
When it comes to creating a piece, it’s not just the look that counts. It must be remembered that touch is one of the most powerful senses in our relationship with the world. Therefore, fabrics appear that, in addition to leaving the house more beautiful, surprise with delicacy when betting on textures and reliefs, like the technique of the matelassê.
Nomess Copenhagen cushions play with various geometric effects created by the volumes of their covers. In addition, their material prevents them from deforming with use.
The Trapez cushion, created by the Republic of Fritz Hansen, has on its body a print created by Arne Jacobsen and made using only volumes. The color, midnight blue, makes everything even more interesting.
It has been a while since the magic of the iridescent glow has been taking on the world of design, so much so that we have even made a selection with our favorites and show that this is a decisive factor to adopt the trend of the Sereism. But what was seen at the Maison & Objet Paris 2018 brings a different character to the holographic look. In addition to appearing in materials that use current technologies – oxidized metals to present various colors were everywhere – he starts to appropriate traditional techniques and gains a craft aura. No matter whether it’s in plastic, glass or metal, designers are not afraid to shine!
The textile artist Géraldine Gonzalez abused the holographic glow by reinterpreting the classic bear skin rug in this wall sculpture. Lovely!
Alexa Lixfeld used various shades of glass to achieve the steal-colored effect on her vases.
Korea’s Kim Yoojung, from the Korea Craft & Design Foundation, finds the streak of color in the oxidation process of the metals she uses to make her pots. The edges are made of resin.
The Fitc Studio brand, also from the Korea Craft & Design Foundation show, uses mother-of-pearl to give life to classic desires, such as flowers, and in other deconstructed and geometric versions.
It is no mystery to anyone that plants have once again become the protagonists of home. The moment is of peace with nature and brought the concept of urban forest to our lives and took the green to the decoration of everyone, whether large or small – so much so that the color chosen by Pantone for 2017 was Greenery. To make the city gardener’s life easier and more cool, designers think of a multitude of elements full of charm and functionality. There are even those who can not have plants at home: they come as inspiration for shapes and motives.
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Atelier 2+ studio in Bangkok signs for the Design Stokholm House 3 models of the Greenhouse piece in light or black wood. As the name suggests, the idea is to have a greenhouse at home, whether to create a garden or a garden.
Still at Stokholm House Design Sara Szyber signs Flower Pot Stand, a kind of ladder made to support vases.
Marimekko has brought to this edition of the Maison its Veljekset (meaning brothers), design by Maija Louekari, celebrating 100 years of Finland’s independence. The rose that rises to the bottom of the botanical prints was inspired by the color the sun plays in the country’s forest when it is setting.
The Wiener Silber Manufacture vases blend with the movement the leaves make when they are placed in them.
The lighting created by Studio Job for Seletti mimics the shapes of a tree
Design Letters black ceramic cups get wall brackets and turn into small hanging gardens.
In the Studio Macura show, the Vase Lava brings a pumice stone that floats on the water to leave a single flower or garlic erect, while the Livada vase brings a dome.
Lipa, also from Studio macura, is a charming structure for climbing plants to wind up
Bringing nature close is the order of the day, whether it be accessories that help you have plants at home or items inspired by them. The second option is the case of the designer Henri Bursztyn, who was inspired by some species to create his lamps. Cool!
Pink, pink, pink! He emerged as Rose Quartz in 2017, was transmuted to Millennial Pink in 2018, gaining political status, and aims to push through the boundaries of the year by 2019 as the creative’s favorite color. Although many say that yellow is the new rose – and, in fact, the sun’s most prismatic color is springing up here and there – the reddish hue was a favorite among the exhibitors at Maison & Objet Paris. In addition to being current and cool, it works great with the palette of the time: the earthy tones.
The new Harto candle holders can be used on both sides to accommodate candles of different diameters. Made of wood, they can be tinted in the colors of the image.
Tom Dixon’s Bump Collection is inspired by laboratory glassware and is made of extremely thin material resistant to thermal changes. Known for its metallic tones, the British designer also entered the lightness of Millennial Pink.
To present your lampshades inspired by the lights of a dressing room, Tom Dixon has created a bathroom… pink!
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Thin lines and proportions on Superlife’s Little Sister functional shelf gain charm with pink.
Among the vases at Fest Amsterdam, a pink vase could not be missing.
Suzanne Potts’s Radar side table from Nomess serves to hide the mess, but without giving up visual minimalism. Contemporary, of course also comes in Millennial Pink
Another pink minimalist mobile from Nomess
Superlife’s Octave coffee table also comes in millennial pink
As the theme of Maison & Objet Paris indicates, comfort is the ball of the time. Expressions like wellness and Hygge arise to try to explain our need for rituals that do well for our routine. The small actions of day to day, therefore, become very important, while people seek to have more manual contact with different elements and to create objects in the real sphere, not only in the virtual one. It is in the union of these two movements that arise collections of extremely elaborate, handcrafted tableware, valuing the beauty of wabi-sabi imperfection, with unexpected materials and daring shapes. The mealtime becomes ritual to maintain sanity in a world that brings such rapid change!
DaMoon, a brand in Korea Craft & Design Foundation, presented the collection of minimalist, copper-clad Full Moon with a Korean material that is textured and dyed black.
Marimekko has brought its classic prints to the crockery adopting the trend of earthy tones.
Nature was represented in blue by the hand drawings of this other collection launched by Marimekko.
With a clear design of the duo Wednesday for the Republic of Fritz Hansen. the Stack Tray features 3 layers of wood to be thin and sturdy – same process used by Arne Jacobsen on some of his furniture.
The tableware collection of the Russian brand Fuga features boards, canisters and dishes inspired by traditional Russian objects. Its rustic and powerful forms undergo a special treatment that leaves the wood more resistant and gives it the black coloration. Too beautiful!
The earthy and rosy tones are everything, and the studio Rina Menardi presented pieces that bet on the power of this palette. Chic!
Min Clay Studio’s Korean Min Seung-Ki, represented by the I-Cera Icheon Ceramic, uses three-dimensional geometric shapes as inspiration for their pieces.
The Paola C brand presented the Lunar Landscape tableware collection, created by Elisa Ossino. Multi-colored marble, brass and glass are found in pieces that evoke geometric perfection. The result conveys the power of classic materials with very contemporary lightness!
The brand Ames, under the creative direction of Sebastian Hekner in partnership with Colombian artisans, has launched the clay dinner line, made of black terracotta.
Irregular shapes and soft colors were achieved with plating and enamel on the Haäm pieces at the Korea Craft & Design Foundation Show.
Japan’s Kinto has shown a coffee-making kit that, in addition to being very sophisticated, still replaces the paper filter with a metal one, which can be either gold or silver. We love it!
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The moment is not of the smooth, discreet carpets that use only one color or material. The evolution of the textile technology combined with the return of the valorization of manual techniques makes appear carpets that more resemble works of art than a decoration accessory. The wefts extrapolate the 2D dimension to create pieces with different volumes, heights and textures. The visual joins the tactile to bring a new experience.
Powerful looking mats of artwork are a strong trend in this edition of Maison & Objet Paris. Volumes, geometries, heights and textures add up to transform the accessory into a protagonist! A great example is this piece from the Hong Kong Lim & Lu multidisciplinary studio. Just wonderful!
The Pantai rug by Woha Being is inspired by the sand of the beach: the movement of the waves, the presence of animals and plants leave beautiful marks.
The Lapis carpet, also by Woha being, is inspired by the architecture of Singapore.
Hart’s Marin rug is also inspired by the sea. Here, the movement of the waves is represented by a rhythmic graphism
Dyad and Mender are the names of these parts of Dare to Rug
At Toulemonde Bochart, Géraldine Prieur’s Spirit Rug parades elegant geometries
The Egg rug from Studio Job for Seletti blends retro, cotton-fringed look with the ironic concept of the brand.
You have seen in Casa Vogue that the natural and handcrafted wefts, like the use of rattan and wicker, are absolute trend in decoration. Revisiting traditional techniques is a strategy that many exhibitors at Maison & Objet Paris have adopted. Whether it’s rustic materials or a hi-tech look, you have to create it with your hands.
The Taiwanese brand Kamaro’an bet on fibers that take six months to grow in crystalline water and then be transformed into luminaires of various formats. This, in asymmetrical ways, was our favorite!
In Marijke Van Nunen and Interiors, ethnics join the design: while the Lamp is made of clay by the people of South Africa, the contemporary sofa is lined with Peruvian rugs.
Jinggoy Buensuceso’s Constellation vases use metallic wires as a platform for an ethereal weave.
The fabric that has been synonymous with exaggeration for a long time has returned to the limelight with its soft, luxurious visual touch. Velvet is a trend in decoration and has become Maison & Objet’s favorite floor covering for sofas and armchairs. Here, we show the most relevant ones.
The Comfy sofa, from Marcantonio to Seletti, uses multi-fabric cushions, including velvet, to evoke an atmosphere of relaxation.
For the first time in history, the Series 7 chair, from Arne Jacobsen to Fritz Hansen, was produced using velvet. The color? Dark blue.