Paris’s Maison et Objet design fair is a global showcase for emerging and renowned homeware brands.
Held twice a year, the September edition is the little sister to the main show in January but still holds its own in terms of setting trends and showcasing new talent. Here’s Nicole and Vic’s Little Red Rooster’s round up of the best in show.
Tom Dixon gets scientific
British designer Tom Dixon, famed for his lighting collection, moves into the kitchen and dining room with the launch of a range of laboratory-style glassware, designed to make the process of preparing hot drinks look like alchemy. Dixon unveiled the Bump collection for the first time at Masion&Objet. Designed to showcase the process of boiling, steaming and pouring liquid, the collection is based on the types of glassware used in laboratories.
However Dixon wanted to put his own playful spin on these archetypal forms, creating double-skinned designs in shades of grey and pink.
The Seletti brand is always guaranteed to delight and they did not disappoint.
A sofa shaped like a hot dog and a burger-like chair were among Studio Job’s latest designs for Italian brand. The food-themed pieces were part of Studio Job’s Un_Limited Editions collection for Seletti which were launched at the show.
As with actual hot dogs and burgers – described by Seletti as “iconic images of American pop culture” – the sofa and chair are each made up of a number of components. The Hamburger chair features a bun-like seat, with cushions designed to look like a patty, a tomato and a gherkin.The Hot Dog chair has much the same – but in place of the circular patty cushion is a long sausage embroidered with a squiggly yellow pattern to look like mustard.
Both pieces mark Seletti’s first foray into upholstered furniture.
Here at Little Red Rooster we love discovering emerging talent and our pick of the bunch from the event has to be Josef Bussoga’s stand out kitchen tile designs.
Bussoga’s debut collection features a range of striking designs from mustard yellow and teal day of the dead motifs through to evocative bikini prints that look as though they were inspired by Lucie Bennett’s iconic line drawings.
Sadly this Spanish brand has not yet arrived on our shores but we hope they make it across the channel sharpish!
The fantastical world of Rory Dobner
Delving into the wonderful world of Rory Dobner is always a magical experience. We’ve been a fan of the brand’s witty, whimsical and deeply British designs for aeons. It’s no surpise then that when our girls passed by the stand it was utterley jam-packed with the world’s best buyers eager to check out the newest products. Stand-by for exciting news regarding LRR and Rory Dobner soon!
Our Vic has been a huge fan of Dutch brand Stoned for a while – it’s not to do with the name, honest guv’. At this years’ Maison the team launched a brand new collection of pink marble products including candle sticks, coasters, chopping boards, mugs, vases, bowls and marble rocks.
The marble is of Turkish origin and is sourced from the Aegean Coast and the Turkish countryside. Every piece is unique and durable developing a wonderful character with age. They cut and polish the marble in their workshop in Amsterdam creating unique designs like side tables, boxes, bowls, book ends and trays.
Finally you know us Rooster’s cant beat a bit of tech so it as naural we j’adored the Beatnik Chair created by Donar and on display at the Slovenian Design stand. Featuring incredible immersive sound through the design of a cocoon like chair it’s top of our luxury lust list.