Paris is always
a good idea, even if it’s just for a whistle-stop run around an interiors
exhibition in the freezing cold weather. I might not have had time to have a
leisurely dinner (let alone actually eat lunch sitting down) but I have got
plenty to share with you from the January edition of Maison & Objet 2017. From lavish lifestyle sets to covetable home accessories Maison & Objet has it all. Having just
closed its door yesterday here are my favourites from walking the halls of the January edition of Maison Objet Paris.
Wiener GTV Design You
might know the name Thonet if you’ve ever looked at classic bentwood furniture
and Wiener GTV Design is part of the Thonet design group. In fact I have always
wanted to visit the museum at their factory in Frankenberg (it’s on my travel
list for some point in the future). Wiener GTV Design was possibly one of
favourites stands of Maison & Objet I just loved the collection. The
beautiful shapes of the bentwood and cane gave a wonderful art deco inspired
form combined with some impeccable styling and a backdrop of colour blocked
walls it was a real winner for me. I
fell pretty hard for a compact little desk/vanity table that I thought would
work a treat if I ever renovated my home office.
molo When you are
surrounded by a sea of products and colour and sound is bombarding you it is
always a relief to escape into the calm, zen like space of molo’s stand. I was
smitten with their new cloud mast. Supported from the
floor and counterbalanced with hanging weights, cloud mast suspends a luminous
canopy of cloud like forms that gently sway and bob. Completely mesmerising.
La Chance debuted new
pieces by Alain Gilles including a daybed, ottoman and armchair. I felt it was
their extended wallpaper collection that was the highlight of the stand.
Ferm Living always have
something covetable in their new product offering. The adorn mirror was a case
in point, I was also really taken with their actual stand’s false walls – those
curves were incredibly decadent with a nod to art deco. The new range of
cushions were also significantly more patterned and textured than I have seen
from them. A reflection of the
collections concept of the decadence of bygone eras.
Finnish company launched a textile range created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec consisting of
a sparse line graphic, the name ‘rivi’
translates to ‘line’ in Finnish. A simple repetitive pattern
but in classic colour ways, the yellow particularly caught my attention,
especially as the colour seemed so prevalent in hall 7.
Petite Friture is such a playful
company. Only a couple of years ago their stand in Hall 7 was festooned with
rabbits, this season while keeping the playfulness the ambience was much more
“grown up” with lifestyle focused room sets.
Still full of colour and fantastic form, from geometric to organic
shapes. The wallpaper collection was full of strong colour combinations and
interesting illustrative pattern.
It was all yellow. Well not quite all
yellow but the colour that I saw repeated constantly across the halls was
definitely yellow. Green was there but just not in the same quantities. Pink’s
too were still hanging in there but maybe it’s the desire for more sunshine and
good news in lives that has brought yellow to the fore.
show the Maison & Objet team create a theme for the show and showcase this
in an exhibition. This year the inspiration was SILENCE created by Elizabeth Leriche. It was an escape from the
roaring sound of the busy halls and tried to create a tranquility that at least
for some is the epitome of the quiet we long for in our fast paced lives. It worked – briefly.