14 Highlights from Déco Off 2024
Even the rare appearance of snow and slush in Paris couldn’t dampen the high spirit at this year’s Déco Off, which took place January 17-21. Fabric and wall covering manufacturers opened their showrooms on both sides of the Seine, displaying an optimistic mix of strong colors—blues, rusts, orange, and browns in particular. An emphasis on interesting (and sometimes unexpected) textures and exuberant patterns was evident throughout the presentations. C’est magnifique!
Explore Must-See Highlights from Déco Off in Paris
Dedar Collection 2024
A geometric take on the typical animal print, drawn in the manner of a maze. The interplay of its neutral ground and plush pile give it an exciting rhythm. Vroom vroom.
Le Couturier Collection by Arte
Two patterns from Arte’s new Le Couturier collection, inspired by haute couture craftsmanship. The seeds of La Perle’s pomegranates are its namesake pearls, painstakingly applied; Franges is a zigzag jacquard with loose threads that add a subtle 3D effect to the wall.
Laser Eco Collection by Kirkby
Looks good enough to eat. (And it’s vegan to boot!) An unusually soft hand and texture in an eco leather, produced using a special PVC that uses far less fossil fuels to produce than the traditional version. We’ll take it in every color.
Wild Bouquet Collection by Sahco
Taking its cue from late 18th/early 19th century Neoclassicism, the collection includes oversized florals and leopard prints, playfully paired in ways you never imagined. We saw—and loved—this kind of confident juxtaposition all over town during the show.
Oceanside Collection by Samuel and Sons
Talk about a fringe benefit: This tassel fringe goes practically anywhere—indoors or out. Made of solution dyed acrylic and polyester, the bright colors are made to evoke the ease and carefree spirit of coastal living.
Superstars Collection by Zinc Textile
We saw a lot of groovy 60s and 70s-inspired patterns this year in Paris, but this one was hands down the best. Named after Warhol’s pet name for the people he surrounded himself with, the collection has a retro nostalgia but definitely looks to the future.
Mural Collection by Elitis
Made entirely from paper pulp, and inspired by mid-century murals, Hanji defies categorization. It’s raw but sophisticated, bold yet calming. We love the way a handful of neutral tones combine into something that’s anything but neutral.
Carnets de Voyage Collection by Pierre Frey
This print by artist Emily Jackson stopped us in our tracks when we saw it in the showroom window. Jackson says her work is an exploration of shape, color, and pattern—and she wants people to feel invigoration, optimism, and joy when they see it. Mission accomplished.
Sabi Collection by Holly Hunt
The Sabi collection takes inspiration from arid landscapes around the world. The interlocking shapes and range of colors of Pipe Dream’s large, two-panel mural is a non-literal evocation of desert iconography, including time-worn rocks and ancient dwelling places.
Imprint Collection by Lori Weitzner
A handmade panel constructed from mulberry, with an irregularity that allows it to be a kind of chameleon, able to adapt to many different applications. It has an open-panel construction (a signature of Weitzner) that allows the underlying surface to be part of the action.
Passementerie from The Vale London
Sizzle Tape’s wavy form is embellished with hand-beading and raw flax threads—so it cleverly straddles the decorative and the down to earth. We think it’ll look smashing on couches, pillows, or even curtains.
State II Wallpaper Collection by Jim Thompson
This stylish and poetic take on the city skyline combines elements of geometry, surrealism, and early black and white films. Even more intriguing is that the mural is on 100% sisal grasscloth, which adds yet another texture.
Harlequin Reflect from Harlequin
Textiles that appear to be one thing from far away and another up close add dimension to a space. The precision of the felt appliqué placement suggests buttoned-up order, while the wool hexagons have a crafty vibe that feels more relaxed.
Drusus Tabor Collection by Schumacher
This group of joyous fabrics is from Chip Dort of the New York-based block print textile company Drusus Tabor, who was inspired by his travels in Europe and North Africa. They capture the subtle irregularities of hand-printed fabrics in playful repeats on linen grounds with low-impact inks.
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