The latest Interior Trends from Paris

What: Maison et Objet, Interior Fair
Where: Paris, Frankreich

Maison et Objet

Summer can come with colorful tableware from Pols Potten

Twice a year the interior fair ‘Maison et Objet’ in Paris opens its gates for the expert audience: The M&O is the platform for thousands of international buyers, interior designers, architects, shopkeepers and lifestyle journalists who flood the fairground with its eight exhibition halls. Even though the mood in September 2016 was rather dampened due to the terrorist attacks in France, the response to the show this spring is a lot stronger and brighter.

Colorful pillow parade! Cotton pillows by Van Verre

For many years I visit the Maison et Objet and I do that always with great enthusiasm, as it is the most diverse and informative exhibition of its kind. While the ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milano showcases large design brands of the furniture industry, the Maison et Objet shows all areas of living, decorations and furniture designs, home accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of the child, tableware. Every time I ask myself how the exhibitors and designers create a new motto, a pioneering theme, within a period of less than six months.

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No longer so fluttery, but still beautifully colorful – butterflies under a glass hood

A challenge that has to be faced by the fashion industry as well. Both industries benefit from the seasons and the associated materials and colors. But convincing customers to buy a new sofa or new tableware requires another, in my opinion, greater persuasiveness of the seller and the needs of the customer than buying a new dress or a bikini.

Green is still very trendy

The good news: color green – which I already discovered on the last Maison & Objet as a trend – remains. Videlicet in all its nuances, from delicate lime green to bright petrol to elegant fir green. For spring and summer 2017, the industry has yet another motto: Color, color, more color. The whole Maison et Objet presented itself in a single color noise. What could be more beautiful during this gray season? BvH

The colorful world of the French company Asiatides

Chic: Black and yellow play of colors

Very popular are velvet sofas

I really like those brass door handles in the form of parrots and trees. Handwork from India

For (luxury) children: retro plane as (day) bed from Magical Furniture

Rosé-colored velvet sofa by Bruccs in front of matching flamingo wallpaper. So retro, so cool!

Color, color and more color: carpets of Italian Seletti

Classic wicker sofa by Gervasoni in front of a cute flower wall

Green, green, green

I love the green glasses. They make you want to spend some summer holidays

Outdoor furniture by Missoni homecollection

Colorful ceramic beetles as a decorative element at the Portuguese designer Mambo

A petrol-colored sofa as an eye-catcher on the stand of the Dutch manufacturer Versmissen

Color by nature: multicolored fowl

Different shades of orange by Versmissen

The Jonathan Adler collection is always good for a colorful surprise

Brit-Chic by Jonathan Adler

The whole Maison et Objet presented itself in a single color noise …

… as here at the booth of Fancy

Each glass is unique: glass art by the Italian designer Carlo Moretti

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Trash or art? Armchair for friends of stuffed animal formations and for fans of extravagant living designs: Flamingo chair of the Belgian label AP …

… Also available in the variants wild boar …

… penguin …

… bunny …

… and swan

Color, color and more color

The product range at Maison et Objet includes not only decorations and furniture designs but also home accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of the child …

… and tableware. This one is from Lifestyle homecollection

If you do not have enough books, you can now stick them on. Wallpaper on the stand of Venetia Studium

Lampshades made of peacock feathers: How wonderful is that?

Also an installation idea: chandeliers at a branch

Original: This iron table was made from an old oil drum

In last September there has been a noticeable drop in visitor numbers: 40% fewer trade visitors than in the comparative months of the previous years. There hasn’t been a trace of this in January 2017

African Delights

After so many popping colors here’s something soothing for the eyes: art from Africa

The Spanish Fernando Otero specialized in art from Africa: colorful wedding hats from Namibia …

… wooden masks from the Ivory Coast …

From the Congo: former seat mats for guests, today a decorative wall decoration

… bronze heads from Benin. Ethno-Chic is always ‘in’

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