January 23, 2020

15 New Product Highlights From Maison&Objet 2020

Strikes didn’t stop the design community from heading to Paris last week. At the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte, home decor fair Maison&Objet was held January 17-21, and transportation options were limited. However, some 80,000 visitors from 150 countries still made the trip, all determined to soak in the over 2,700 exhibitors (almost 1,000 of them French). Trend watching revealed stacking is a thing—we saw more than one example of creative climbings of geometric forms. From a totem-like collection of coffee tables to a bathroom collection inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, here are 15 of our favorite finds.

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1. Stacked Coffee Tables by Alain Gilles

Photography courtesy of FDC – Faïencerie de Charolles.

Alain Gilles created two versions of a base and two versions of a table top—each in two sizes—and a collection was born. The totem-like forms of the ceramic Stacked coffee tables for FDC -Faïencerie de Charolles combine those pieces in multiple ways.

2. Muffins Light by Lucie Koldova and Dan Yeffet for Brokis

Photography courtesy of Brokis.

The Muffins light by Lucie Koldova and Dan Yeffet for Brokis turns 10 this year. To mark the occasion, Brokis is offering exotic wood options such as mahogany and palisander.

3. My Confidant Desk from Maison Dada

Photography courtesy of Maison Dada.

With its slim legs and tabletop, the painted ash veneer My Confidant desk by the in-house design team at Maison Dada is suitable for compact spaces. However, it’s the matte paint in two bold hues—petrol blue or forest green—that makes the piece stand out.

4. Frieze by Marcante-Testa for Ex.t

Photography courtesy of Ex.t.

Taking cues from Roy Lichtenstein’s Entablatures series—in which the artist created a series of works on ornamental building features—the Frieze collection of washbasins and bathroom accessories by Marcante-Testa for Ex.t varies in shape, color, finish, and size.

5. Jazz Chair From Pedrali

Photography courtesy of Pedrali.

Similar to the armchair and high-back chair in the Jazz collection of seating by the in-house design team at Pedrali, the new Jazz chair combines a slender and light steel frame with an upholstered seat and backrest. 

6. Swirl Collection by Tom Dixon

Photography courtesy of Tom Dixon.

Upon examining the aesthetic of the Italian post-modernist movement, Tom Dixon decided to give it a psychedelic twist. Stone residue from the marble industry is mixed with pigment and resin to create the stacked geometric forms of the Swirl collection of accessories and furniture, available as candleholders, bookends, vases, and tables.

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7. Grooves Cupboard from Ethnicraft

Photography courtesy of Ethnicraft.

The hand-carved, dark-tinted teak of the Grooves cupboard by the in-house design team at Ethnicraft is found both inside and out.

8. 410 Lamp Collection by Meshary AlNassar 

Photography courtesy of Meshary AlNassar.

Meshary AlNassar embedded LEDs in travertine stone for his 410 collection of lamps, controlled via smart phone app.

9. Asmara Sofa by Bernard Govin for Ligne Roset 

Photography courtesy of Ligne Roset.

In 1967, living the lifestyle of a student, 26-year-old Bernard Govin was used to lounging around in groups. In response he designed Asmara, a modular sofa composed of curved sectional pieces of foam polyurethane upholstered in stretch fabric. For a limited time, Ligne Roset is reintroducing this avant-garde piece embracing the freedom of the 1960s to its collection.

10. Pola Sofa by Sebastian Herkner for La Manufacture Paris

Photography courtesy of La Manufacture Paris.

Textile straps are a snappy addition to Pola, a sofa on a massive wood base by Sebastian Herkner for La Manufacture Paris.

11. Stella Porcelain Collection by Michael Sieger for Sieger by Fürstenberg

Photography courtesy of Sieger by Fürstenberg/© Sieger.

An addition to the My China! collection, Stella is a handcrafted porcelain tableware relief series by Michael Sieger for Sieger by Fürstenberg consisting of plates, bowls, cups, and accessories, for a total of 17 pieces. Shown here is the matte finish, Satin White. 

12. Tile Collection of Throws and Cushions by John Pawson for Teixidors 

Photography courtesy of Teixidors.

British architect John Pawson turns his attention to textiles for the Tile collection of throws and cushions for Teixidors. With a motif of repeating architectural patterns, the collection is handwoven from two sustainable materials—merino wool from France and baby yak wool from nomadic cattlemen in Mongolia.

13. Frame Lamp from Utu Soulful Lighting

Photography courtesy of Utu Soulful Lighting.

Rattan mesh and terrazzo are not necessarily lamp materials. Forming the skeleton of the Frame lamp by Utu Soulful Lighting, they embrace opal glass globes. 

14. Odisseia Chair from Dooq

Photography courtesy of Dooq.

Not quite a bar stool, the Odisseia chair by the in-house design team at Dooq offers plush upholstered comfort at unexpected height.

15. Gradient Ceramics Plate Collection from HKliving

Photography courtesy of HK Living.

Each dinner plate in the Gradient Ceramics collection—available in earth-toned hues from HKliving—is a celebration of imperfection. Each piece’s roughed-up speckled surface is unique.

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