Avid readers of the LRR blog will know by now that one of our calendar highlights has to be Maison & Objet. One of – if not the most – famous and inspiring design show in the world, Maison brings the interiors elite under one Parisian roof to debut the latest and greatest in the world of design. This year, it was our Lewis’s turn to take on the show with Maison veterans, Vic & Izzy.
Most notably, we noticed a real sense of playfulness to this year’s show; while Millennial Pink was still going strong, we also saw a number of brands introducing fun elements to displays. One of our personal highlights was Ginger & Jagger’s retro-style fringed furniture, alongside brand new funky 70s-esque floral patterns from Italian giants Missoni Home. One of our highlights, however, had to be the quirky inflatables of Aussie brand Sunny Life, which added a refreshing dose of character to this year’s exhibition. Summer vibes all round!
Sophisticated colour palettes were also rife, with Ligne Roset paving the way. On its stand visitors would find themselves poring over a seductive mix of rich, ruby red sofas and velvet teal armchairs; gold, mustard, plum and emerald green were also spotted throughout the halls. In addition, there appeared an emphasis on artisan craftsmanship; from the hand-wound wooden clocks, valet stands and furniture at Nomon to the familiarity of Portugese brand Wewood.
Finally, we always like to make a pitstop via the ‘Best of British’ row in hall 7. Here we spotted a gorgeous selection of earthy fabrics and wallpapers from Eleanor Pritchard; the colourful and distinctly British rug designs of female power duo Wallace Sewell; and the enameled pendant lampshades of East London-based brand CoolIcon Lighting.
After a long day pounding the halls, it was time for the gang to bid their farewells and head off back to London, our social media feeds filled with inspiring images and several new brands we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for. See you in September, Paris!