5 Key themes from Maison et Objet S/S 2020

Victoria Hopkins, owner of Victoria Hopkins Interiors, shares 2020 trends to watch out for with Custom Build Homes as she returns from the big international lifestyle, décor and design show Maison et Objet in Paris.

 

 

Victoria Hopkins Logo

 

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 

Marco Armchair from Essential Home

Cricket Chair

Cricket Chair from COLECCION ALEXANDRA

Udi Stackable

Udi Stackable Chair from ARIANESKÉ

Jumbo Series

 

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! 

 

KANN split room divider

Split Room Divider by KANN 

Vivi coffee table

Vivi Coffee Table by VINCENT SHEPPARD

Dandy sideboard

Dandy Sideboard from Essential Home

Cane divider

Cane Wardrobe from ATELIER 2+

Cane Lounge Chair by 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

Wales Sofa by BRABBU DESIGN FORCES 

Nitara Lounge Chair by VIVERE

Nitara Lounge Chair by VIVERE

Craig Console Table from ESSENTIAL HOME

Craig Console Table from ESSENTIAL HOME

Alpaga by IBRIDE

Alpaga by IBRIDE

Honey Metal Chair by ROYAL STRANGER

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

Crockford Armchair by WOOD TAILORS CLUB 

Niko by GREENKISS

Niko by GREENKISS

Malibu by DOOQ - WORLD OF DETAILS

Malibu by DOOQ - WORLD OF DETAILS

Humaniste by EXTRANORM

Humaniste by EXTRANORM

 

5. SUSTAINABILITY

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! 

Sustainable Silk

https://www.ipekerhome.com/

  

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Custom Build Homes.

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