The exhibitor listing for Maison et Objet is packed full of innovative designers and beautiful products but a few stood out among the rest. These statement pieces, bold uses of imagination, history, and color gave me pause during my endless scrolling. This group displays the wide array of design goodies that will be on display at Maison et Objet. There’s something to drool over for every design aesthetic.
1. Atelier du Liseron G Naudin (Hall 4, A42). These beautiful, painted pieces of furniture would make such a lovely statement in your home. This brand’s hallmark is bespoke painted creations, whether it be furniture, murals, or panels. These pieces would make an art gallery of any room!
2. Fanny Laugier Porcelain (Stand 4, D24). These pieces capitalize on creative uses of the porcelain. I love how they’ve used such and elegant and classic medium in unexpected and occasionally humorous ways.
3. Flavie Nepomiastchy (Hall 4, E28). Gorgeous materials such as Indonesian Batiks, Japanese silks, and lace are intricately interwoven to form abstract and beautiful imagery. I adore this idea of “art textiles,” the varied texture working together to add a depth that is often missing in traditional paintings.
4. Rousseau Sellier (Hall 4, E16). These beautiful, fantastic pieces are made using a multitude of materials: stone, gems, and metal. The subject matter varies wildly from chimeras to pilgrims to mythical beasts but all look like something straight out of a children’s story.
5. Valerie Casado (Hall 4, C40 & D39). These unusual pieces snagged my attention immediately. The rough & organic lines, bold use of texture, and gorgeous subtle glazes make for an incredible collection. They’re so pretty I think I’d be afraid to actually use them – though what an interesting table setting these would make!
6. Elgin (Hall 5A, E62 & F61). This furniture company combines classic silhouettes with colorful, sumptuous fabrics and edgy decorative detailing to create sleek, luxurious furnishings for the home. The company also features glassware, lighting, and home accessories.
7. Grange (Hall 4, G34 & H33). This furniture manufacturer creates elegant and quality furniture in vivid colors and daring patterns. I love the sense of fun inherent in this brand, it’s rare to see a such a quality furniture line that takes such risks with color and texture. If you’re more into subtle, have no fear! They offer as many perfectly tasteful and normal finishes as they do crazy ones!
8. JD Pro Marine (Hall 4, I92 & J91). This interesting company specializes in marine antiques. They search out curiosities from around the world and restore them – it’s the perfect company for any designers looking to create an authentic naval theme. I have a feeling their stand will be be attracting a great deal of interest from a variety of people – how cool is this antique Russian Diving Helmet?