Maison & Objet 2017 Design Highlights

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Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

What a week it has been! I mean the past week. I spent five days working at the imm furniture fair in Cologne and then headed off to the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris. In Paris I had the time to roam the fair and bring back some design highlights for you. Without further delay, here are my design highlights from the Maison & Objet 2017 in Paris:

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Cinna France:
The French high-end furniture brand Cinna surprised me with a vibrant and contemporary mix of furniture and a stunning hanging garden. I loved their collection of urban and cool furniture – in particular I was smitten by the new Humphrey armchair by designer Evangelos Vasileiou. I also had the honor to be part of the official Maison & Objet jury and award my favorite discovery in hall 8. Cinna France made the cut with its fabulous booth design and a cool and contemporary furniture mix.

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Wiener GTV Design:
While this brand name might sound cryptic to you, Thonet will be way clearer. In fact, Wiener GTV Design is part of the Thonet design family and featured a fantastic new collection at the Maison & Objet show. I loved the collection’s vibe that recalled the 1920s and 1930s with a surprising mix of colours, materials, and textures.

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Umbra Shift:
The Canadian design label Umbra Shift showcased cool and playful designs such as a sculptural watering can, geometric terra-cotta planters, and a super funky magazine holder. Triple like!

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner:
This collection by designer Sebastian Herkner was made for the brand Ames and features a sublime collection of handmade pieces. Pottery, wicker ware, home textiles – all handmade by small groups of artisans in Colombia. This is the kind of design I love: handmade, fair, sustainable, with a cultural heritage.

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Studio Macura:
The Serbian/Dutch design duo at Studio Macura presented a sleek, pure design line of home accessories that mix nature elements with refined and sophisticate designs. The result are beautiful pieces for contemporary homes. Look at the beautiful Lava single flower vase or the Livada fragrance vase!

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Eno Studio:
The French design label Eno Studio is yet another cool design discovery. I loved the abundance of dusky pinks combined with velvety greens, brass, wood, and grey. I really liked the fun design pieces inspired by terrazzo flooring and the lovely plant accessories. Definitely worth a closer look!

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Petite Friture:
Well when I am in Paris it is normal that I discover even more French design, right? Hence I stumbled upon Petite Friture, a really fun design label from France. Their booth was rich in colour and shapes, from geometric to organic forms. It featured big colourful faux plants, pebble like cushions, cool cork side tables and more. Keep an eye on them!

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Serax:
Belgian brand Serax will not disappoint you if you like plants. A huge array of planters, lush greens, ceramics and tableware were set in scene with a fabulous hanging garden. Comfy seating areas, a bar, and long, flowing transparent curtains created an almost holiday like atmosphere at their booth. Do I have to mention they have a collection called ‘Urban Jungle’. Now where did they get the inspiration for that? Who knows:-)

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

Studio Ilse / Zanat:
Ilse Crawford’s ‘Studio Ilse’ presented itself with a spacious open working area and bar where visitors could sit down, rest or work while feeling, touching, and experiencing her designs. I love her latest collaboration with the Bosnian furniture brand Zanat. Their mutual results are wonderful wooden pieces ranging from benches, trays, chairs to lamps.

Maison & Objet, design show, design trends 2017, Paris

I hope you enjoyed the little design round-up from this year’s Maison & Objet show in Paris. Do you have any favorites? For more plant trends from Paris hop over to Urban Jungle Bloggers!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Germarie Bruwer January 26, 2017 at 13:18

    Some fabulous stuff Igor, Thank you for sharing !
    Specially loved the hanging garden by Cinna , though have a query – Is it meant for indoors – If so what is the provision for watering the plants as it looks like a permanent fixture and if it is hanging above furniture inside then we will have to water the plants without sprinkling water on the furniture!
    x
    Germarie
    http://www.homeology.co.za

    • Reply Igor January 26, 2017 at 15:35

      An absolute favorite Germarie! But I think this was only done as part of the booth design for the fair, it is not something they produce or sell. But there are solutions for this kind of plant installations, for example Pikaplant has a shelving unit that waters the plants from the shelves themselves – it is working through special layers of materials that suck up water and then plants can suck it up through their plant pots with drainage holes.

  • Reply NIKOLAOS TSEPETIS January 27, 2017 at 08:25

    Great work-as always!!!

  • Reply mel January 27, 2017 at 10:24

    I adore the Umbra Shift mag holders. They are so cool and exactly what i need for my recent “to read” pile. Good spotting Igor xx

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