Maison & Objet Product Highlights
The January 2014 edition of Maison & Objet, the twice-annual design fair at the Parc des Expositions at Paris Nord Villepinte, welcomed a total of 83,282 visitors while representing an extensive assortment of international home furnishing manufacturers and designers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This year the global theme extended to British designer Tom Dixon, the American and Italian duo Dilmorestudio as well as Frenchman Philippe Nigro who were all Créateurs in 2014.
The show’s theme, “Elsewhere,” was represented by three trend exhibitions including “Helliotropic,”
a psychedelic audio-visual product presentation installed with beach chairs to lounge in while viewing. Highlights included sunny climes, yellow hues, and sunbursts as well as flame motifs represented by the Arboro collection by interior designer Sarah Lavoine. Crafty products from exotic locales signified the globetrotting Gypsetters, a crossbreed of gypsies and bohemians.
The “Landscape” color palette ranged from sunset pink to neutral greys, as well as cool stones like marble and alabaster and was showcased in products like Toni Grilo’s marble Marie Lamp. “Beyond” emphasized space travel, cosmic imagery, aquatic sport as well as life above and below sea level as witnessed by the Benben suspension lights by Dutch designer Jaco Maris.
Later this spring, Maison & Objet will be spreading its international wings with the launch of a new fair in Singapore from March 10-13, 2014. And a Miami Beach edition is in the works for May 2015 focused on American Design.