I was lucky enough to attend Maison et Objet in Paris, January 2020! For those that haven’t heard of it, Maison et Objet is one of Europe’s largest interiors trade shows. The show occupies the whole of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles twice a year and features the biggest and newest names in the world of interiors.
We spent three jam packed days at the show and met so many amazing brands and exhibitors. There were so many fabulous pieces from the show it would be impossible to show you them all! I have collated together five key themes from the show, which I predict you will start to see showing up on the high street pretty soon!
1. SHAPE - It’s all about the curves
Smooth edges, rounded corners and curvy sofas, this year at Maison et Objet sharp angles were notably missing from much of the furniture we saw. Mid-century style was still ever popular but a move out of the 50s square edges and close to the late 60s and early 70s bubble style, and yes even bubble chairs could be making a comeback. I’ve picked out a few of my favourite curvy pieces from the show!
Marco Armchair from Essential Home
Cricket Chair from COLECCION ALEXANDRA
Udi Stackable Chair from ARIANESKÉ
Jumbo Series KUN DESIGN FURNITURE COMPANY
2. MATERIAL - Rattan, rattan, rattan
Rattan furniture has been making a comeback for a while now, expect to see more and more of this stylish material over the coming seasons. Now we’re not talking 90s style conservatory wicker here, this is super stylish and you’re going to love it. Some of my favourite picks below!
Split Room Divider by KANN
Vivi Coffee Table by VINCENT SHEPPARD
Dandy Sideboard from Essential Home
Cane Wardrobe from ATELIER 2+
Cane Lounge Chair by ATELIER 2+
3. COLOURS - Jewel tones
Think emerald greens, ruby and garnet, sapphire blues and amber. You’ll be seeing a lot of these tones over the coming months. Some of my favourite jewel pics below!
Wales Sofa by BRABBU DESIGN FORCES
Nitara Lounge Chair by VIVERE
Craig Console Table from ESSENTIAL HOME
Alpaga by IBRIDE
Honey Metal Chair by ROYAL STRANGER
4. TEXTURE - Boucle
Now velvet may have dominated as the texture of the last decade but there is a new (well old) kid in town. Boucle is both a type of yarn and fabric. The yarn is made from a length of loops of similar size which can range from tiny circlets to large curls, the fabric is then made from this yarn, this gives the fabric a looped and bobbled texture. Look for this and similar heavy weave textured fabrics coming into the high street. Some of my favourite pieces below:
Crockford Armchair by WOOD TAILORS CLUB
Niko by GREENKISS
Malibu by DOOQ - WORLD OF DETAILS
Humaniste by EXTRANORM
Sustainability is unsurprisingly at the forefront of people's minds and it was great to see many brands working towards being more sustainable in the manufacturing processes and using sustainable materials. One brand in particular, Ipeker a Turkish textile company, caught my eye with their new vegan silk range. Made from cotton seeds, usually a waste product from cotton production, this silk is as soft as anything and totally sustainable. I predict big things for this product in the future!
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