The Maison & Objet show just wrapped in Paris, and it was full of home decor inspiration. The show is the largest showcase of European designers and their home products, and global attendees come to buy the latest for their stores, or simply take in the inspiration and find a fresh direction for their upcoming projects.
Exhibitors at the show are pretty ahead of the curve, so it’s likely that the trends on the floor today may not even get to your favorite shop for another year or more. But why wait? Here’s a look at the highlights.
Maison & Objet trends
The Furniture From Spain exhibitor booth, which was a fusion of Mid Century Modern and Art Deco design.
The biggest takeaway I got from walking through the show was the overall Art Deco vibe. If you’re looking to update your space, why not channel 1920s opulence! It doesn’t mean you have to throw out all your stark, well-tailored furnishings – soften them up a bit with some Art-Deco inspired accessories. Here are some other trends spotted at the show:
Rich jewel tones
Perhaps it was the pairing of the velvets, suedes and other textural fabrics that seemed to take light and color and add so much dimension. The colors were so sumptuous and bold. Emerald greens, indigos, teals, reds and saturated pinks were everywhere. The treatment was not understated either – looks like 2018 and beyond’s mantra will be “more is more.”
But what if you’re a neutral kind of person? No worries, the color oatmeal seems to be the new grey, and it worked well with all the new jewel tones.
Emerald, which designers across the board agree will be hot this year, was beautifully presented by Duran Lighting and Interiors.
The explosion of jewel tone colors by Guadarte was masterfully layered in these displays.
Lots of fluid shapes and curves
Forget angular and boxy — it looks like we’ll see more fluid, round, oblong or curvy shapes and lines for the next couple of years. Sofas, lighting and even bookcases got the rounded treatment — and it’s pretty beautiful.
Claude Cartier managed to express the most important trends from Paris in his lighting collection.
Curves were incorporated by rounding out the corners of the practical Radian bookcase by Studio Klasse for Ligne Roset.
Danish designer Cecilie Manz was the winner of Maison & Objet’s Designer of the Year for 2018. Her round linen poufs were a show favorite.
The Nudo Wall Shelf by Mut is customizable. You can add black trays as shown, or even a mirror, to create a contemporary wall display or bathroom mirror.
The Trapeze Lighting Collection was designed by Jette Sheib. Each pendant can be articulated or configured into a variety of shapes and angles.
A variety of configurations are shown. The design is not only graceful, it can uplight and downlight an area at the same time.
Texture, texture, texture
Tom Dixon’s booth was packed with admirers who fell in love with his hand-loomed collection of shaggy pillows and rugs that he named “Super Texture.” Everything was impossibly soft to the touch, and the color combinations were perfect.
A collection of Tom Dixon’s home furnishings from the Super Texture line.
Dixon’s latest additions to the Super Texture collection were hand-loomed pillows and rugs featuring colorful abstract prints.
An obsession with chairs
Chairs were the focal point of all the room settings, in a rich variety of fluid shapes and luxurious fabrics that begged visitors to give them a try.
Designer Inga Sempe updated the Moel chair for Ligne Roset with vertical bands and new fabrics.
The iconic Sixties Pot Chair by Scandinavian designer Arne Jacobsen is back and available at Fritz Hansen in the latest colors and fabrics.
The Bea Chair by Italian company Porada is perfectly on trend with its round, fluid shape.
What do you think about the latest Maison & Objet trends?
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