MAISON & OBJET Paris 2017 Continues to Inspire
Our #Designhound Mary Middleton, author of HelloPeagreen.com, shares design trends from Maison et Objet Paris 2017.
Maison & Objet is seen as one of the leading interiors trade events in the international design calendar and continues to inspire thousands of design professionals. While Milan design week may be considered more conceptual, it is Paris design week anchored by Maison & Objet that continues to be the meeting place for the world of design. The January edition of the show has just closed its doors (20-24 Jan) on another busy exhibition. If you were following along on the Modenus instagram account you will have seen great product and trend from our on the ground design hound.
You don’t have to miss out if you weren’t following along on IGstories as Mary Middleton from hellopeagreen.com rounds up the great, the good and downright barmy from MO17 below.
There are always wonderfully tasteful room sets on the stands of the exhibiting brands. Finding one to suit your design preference or the flair that your clients demand isn’t that hard when the halls are labeled – Eclectic, Cosy, Elegant, Easy Living and Scènes d’intérieur.
The indoor outdoor trend was everywhere and seems to be so deeply entrenched that I don’t think the desire for the plant and botanical world will be disappearing anytime soon. There were whole stands festooned with plants, botanical motifs were on every type of surface, let alone Pantone’s reference to Greenery in color.
Tableware is a mainstay at Maison with almost a whole hall dedicated to cookware and plenty of luxury tableware scattered throughout the other 8 halls. One first time exhibitor to M&O that caught my eye was award-winning silversmith Shona Marsh who launched a new collection of high-end luxury tableware. Made from high quality silver, fine woods and crystal these elegantly understated pieces definitely bridged the casual and formal dining gap. Definitely on trend with its decadent 1930s glamour.
Another stunning collection revealed at M&O was the new Christian Lacroix Maison and Vista Alegre tableware collection, Rêveries. The Oriental style porcelain is covered with animals and imaginary landscapes inspired by the follies embellishing the gardens of the Château de Groussay.
One of the most liked instagram pictures I shared from the show was of the kids brand Circu who I met at Salone in Milan last year on the designhounds Milan tour. They make luxury kids furniture for the ultimate little Prince and Princesses bedroom. It truly is fantasy come to life.
Yellow ochre was a color repeated across many halls. Not far off the Pantone Spicy Mustard which they included in their wider color predictions for 2017.
The Italian company Seletti has been creating lifestyle accessories since 1964 and has always been at the forefront of playful and occasionally kitsch homewares. Possibly one of the most instgrammed images of the whole show was the collaboration with designer Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba and his slightly creepy mice lamps.
Japanese designer Koichiro Kimura presented his 100% recyclable furniture on a stand that looked more like a film set. The furniture is entirely made of polyethene fibres and surprisingly very comfortable.
You can always count on the Christmas hall to give you something you’ll never forget.
Photo credits: Entrance photo by Govin Sorel, Seletti Mice lamp detail by Seletti.
All other photos by Mary Middleton at Hellopeagreen.com