I’ve just arrived back home from my weekend at Maison Objet Paris. One of the first things I did was to turn on the macbook and delve into my images and select a few (I’ve landed up with over 40) to show you my highlights of the show.
I really do like to see new trends at the design shows, but Maison Objet Paris is such a large show that is covers so many trends, past, current and emerging. The theme of the show was “Wild” and this is quite evident from a lot of the stands. But it was the abundance of gold and the mix of organic and classic shapes that caught my eye.
I’ve mentioned before in my post about design trends in South Africa how I believe that we are returning to using more natural materials in our home and this was definitely evident from the show. Don’t forget that metallics too are a natural element and form part of a natural palette.
I haven’t commented on all the images below or mentioned brands as I want you to see the images for what they are, their shape, texture and scale. It will help you to pick out the trends that appeal to you.
Bright bold colours were quite plentiful around the show – especially fun and quirky pieces that could be used both indoors and outdoors.
This stand was fabulous and proves just how effective an image can work as a mural.
I loved the shapes of some of the furniture, with a definite nod to the mid-century curves but reworked for a modern consumer.
There were a lot of plants at the show this year. I’ve been using more plants in my homes over the past year too – it goes back to the connecting to nature trend.
I think this piece sums it up – gold, geometric and yet, also organic…
This fantasy nursery was a very popular stand, I particularly enjoyed the hanging clouds which were the lights, they changed colour too.
The organic shapes of these single stem vases and candlesticks almost make them come alive. A table set with a few of these vases and candlesticks would be quite a show.
I thought this was a rather clever idea; mirror at the back of this piece reflecting the design. Great use of traditionally dead space.
I found these vases to be quite intriguing. The introduction of organic shapes (as the vases and candlesticks above) and these fish and animals below to standard everyday products make them come alive.
A lot of gold…
These large glass pendants were very impressive. Organic shapes again, highlighting the back to nature trend again.
I enjoyed seeing room sets by different brands, you can see below that statement lighting is becoming quite an important aspect of the room design.
Large plants were all over Maison Objet, the use of Delicious Monster leaves and palm tree leaves was quite popular.
The organic shapes of these garden statues really intrigued me.
Wooden decor items add interest, texture and contrast to spaces.
Overall, there’s a few strong themes/trends emerging. Bold bright colours are here to stay and as summer approaches will be even more in the forefront. But my favourite trend, as you could probably have guessed, is the back to nature trend. The use of natural materials is a look that is timeless.
For more information you can visit Maison Objet’s website.