I was lucky enough to attend the fabulous Maison&Objet trade show in Paris last month, and it certainly did not disappoint. Maison&Objet sets the tone for what’s hot in decor, furniture and tabletop and shapes what will appear in our homes in the coming year. So here’s what’s in store for us in 2017….
Needless to say, I think our homes will begin to look more colourful, lush and welcoming than they have over the past few years. We’ll still see gorgeous organic ceramics and warm woods, but we’ll also have inviting velvety fabrics, glossy bar carts for entertaining, and cleverly designed, functional objects to enhance our modern lifestyle. It’s art deco inspired modern idealism. Pure perfection.
This would be an extremely long blog post if I talked about all my favourite brands and designers from Maison&Objet, but here is a couple of my absolute best finds:
British lighting and furniture designer, Bert Frank, was one of my favourite discoveries at Maison&Objet 2017. While his designs are clearly a nod to Mid-Century Modern clean lines and angles, I just adored his rich, art deco inspired colours and fabrics. Velvet all the way! Check out Bert Frank.
Zo and Chippo, hand-knotted silk and wool rugs made in Nepal, are inspired by African masks. I just love the bold pattern and colour. Italian Rug Company, CC-Tapis.
The Manhattan mirror-polished, art deco inspired steel bar collection was quite the sight to behold. You can never have too much bling – and bring back the bar cart in every home, I say! New collection by Georg Jensen.
I loved these quirky, smokey mirrors by French brand, Petite Friture. The colours and shapes are very 1920s.
I think my most treasured discovery at Maison&Objet 2017 was Italian brand, Protego. Their bronze coat hooks literally stopped me in my tracks. They are made in sand molds using Renaissance period techniques, with a clear nod to art deco, of course. Just amazing. Portego. (You’ll see these beauties featured in the GINGERFINCH store later this year – so stay tuned!)
I adored this Austrian furniture company’s use of art deco colours and materials. Matching black with wicker and deep greens (and a lovely splash of dusty pink to style) is pure perfection. Expect to see more of these colour parings in our homes this year. Wiener GTV Design.