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Maison & Objet is the first large design commerce current of the yr, and so traditionally sees a lot of new launches and new tendencies. I went over to Paris to check it out. My first impressions, significantly hampered by a full cloakroom, have been “huge and scorching”! It’s an unlimited and quite a few current with one factor for everyone – and with a very environment friendly heating system!
Having checked in to a stunning and bijou airbnb rental correct inside the center of Paris (above), had some meals – une assiette mixte, naturellement – and some sleep, I used to be a woman with a plan; ready, ready and able to deal with Maison.
I started inside the “Now” Corridor and labored my strategy once more to Corridor M. I’m not completely glad there have been a great deal of very new developments in proof; there have been additional continuations and evolutions of current tendencies. “New product launches” have been sometimes an current product in a model new finish fairly than one factor completely new. Whether or not that is due to nervousness introduced on by the current monetary native climate, because of people are holding once more the revolutionary stuff for Salone in Milan in April, or just that 2011′s tendencies have been so good that they’re proper right here to stay, who’s conscious of? That said, there was an entire lot of lovely stuff, so listed below are the developments I did spot, earlier and new…
Beginning with colors; neons and pastels are nonetheless all over the place and looking fabulous collectively…
Clockwise from prime left: concrete lace curtain by Doreen Westphal (additional from her to return), Missoni Residence mattress room differ, Hay variety of blankets and Pols Potten birds (that tweet when you get close to them!).
I’m not sure how self-fulfilling these things are, nevertheless since Pantone launched PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango as the color for 2012, I assumed I’d keep my eyes peeled for all points orange…
Clockwise from prime left, felt vase and occasional desk from Ligne Roset, Qui Est Paul birdhouse, Pinch sofa in a model new materials for the current, and Olika blankets.
…although if I’m reliable, yellow was nonetheless dominating – notably in thought-about one in every of my favorite shade mixtures, yellow and grey.
Gray sofa and yellow facet desk from Muuto
From colors to finishes, metallics have been everywhere, and by no means merely on Tom Dixon’s first stand at Maison (additional on that to return too).
Clockwise from prime left, De Castelli‘s birdhouse, Artwork Et Floritude‘s Applique Pandore, Lightshades from Zenza and Tom Dixon‘s Bash Vessel.
2012 inside the UK will see the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, so perhaps unsurprisingly, everyone’s gone Britain-mad. There’s a element of recessionary patriotism in there too I assume, because of the Brits weren’t the one ones celebrating their nationwide heritage – there have been a great deal of American flags about too.
Clockwise from prime left, Queen cushion by made in design, selection from Arteinmotion, and two bottom footage every from Timothy Outon.
Lastly, there was quite a few furnishings that had double options or secret compartments. My favorite occasion was La Secrete from Ligne Roset. A part of their ambition to work with additional female designers, it’s acquired hidden choices galore and even a swingy foot bar.
After which it was home sweet home, footwear off and ft up at our fairly airbnb apartment – phew!
Our journey to Paris for Maison & Objet 2012 was supported partially by Airbnb.com.