Jakob Schlaepfer www.jakob-schlaepfer.ch Creative collections focusing on innovations in the same mood as in their fabric collections for Haute Couture and fashion designers.
Black Edition www.romoblack.com Desire, an impressionist collection by English painter Jessica Zoob developed in wallpapers, textiles and cushions, a spotty mood between floral motifs and plays on light.
In this new year, MAISON&OBJET wants to be the mirror of our aspirations to live more fully and better. This quest for excellence is strongly expressed in the luxury and design poles of Halls 7 and 8. Two steps away, Now! Design for Living, Scenes d’Interieur and Maison&Object Editors joined together for the first time in a 100% couture fashion-home mood. In parallel, the ACTUEL decoration area, reflecting contemporary market developments, has a new dimension in Hall 5B with an area dedicated to it entirely. This diverse offer still seduces international visitors. A symbol of criss-crossed experiences, MAISON&OBJET multiplies links between creative worlds with the 3rd edition of the “Paris des Chefs” event. All illustrate a strong objective : offer the best for art of living with a “green attitude” so creation can constantly be renewed … with “INTENSITY”. An excellent kick-off for the year in Paris, the Capital of Creation!With a record buyer attendance for export (Japan +42%, USA +25%, Russia +29%) and a breakdown still showing a balance between French and foreign visitors, MAISON&OBJET imposes itself definitively as THE worldwide pole for fashion-home in Paris, the Capital of Creation. Its long-term strategy axed on a high-quality, converging offer of creativity for the art of living anticipates the desires of demanding buyers, trendy order-givers and consumers seeking excellence and modernity. Besides being just an event, this twice-a-year happening generates an acknowledged, unanimously well-received dynamism.Forums : Around the theme of INTENSITY, a vision of a “reinforced” home The desire to live more fully and better, even during our tense times.- Hypnotic / the time of metamorphosis. Moving geometrics, games of light, 3-D effects, fractals and kinetic illusions trouble us, activate our emotions and intensify the everyday.
Nya Nordiska www.nya.com Experimental design in a 3-part collection (Pure Perfection, Luxury Life, Creative Concept) alternating sobriety and spectacular effects.
In parallel to the Maison & Objets Editors trade fair that took place in Hall 7 at Villepinte, Parc des Expositions, the Paris Deco Off circuit was held in Paris near the place des Victoires and in the Saint Germain neighborhood. The major upholstery fabric and wallpaper editors presented their new collections in their showrooms or in ephemeral spaces such as, this year, the Hotel de l’Industrie on the Place Saint Germain.
Designers Guild / designersguild.com A first collaboration with Christian Lacroix for decorative fabrics from slashed black velvet to the Vuelta print evoking flowers thrown after a bullfight. Between painting and photos, a collection of trompe l’œil flowers in pink or turquoise flashes on neutral grounds, used on velvet cushions or for wall coverings. Black & White continues like a botanical sketchbook with tree motifs that appear drawn in charcoal on fabrics and wallpaper.
Classics focus on exoticism and draw inspiration from China, India, Nepal or Japan. Refined products play on typical shapes and precious decors in a very material, luxurious know-how. (Meissen Couture / Armani / Bernardaud / Franz / CTRLZAK …)
– Suburbia (Seletti) a wall « organizer » in natural wood or white lacquer that evokes a product created in 1966 by Dorothea Becker
Extraordinary minerals: a new craze for semi-precious stones like agates and onyx. Seen in « mosaic » prints on textiles (Missoni), in spectacular trompe l’œil tiles (Mirage) with shiny finishings or in digital prints. To note, the extraordinary qualities of real, veined or agglomerated stone are present on dressers and small pieces of furniture (Ivano Redaelli).
Loveramics / www.loveramics.com The Tripods collection, stackable and functional bowls all the way to salad sizes with 3 feet, allowing them to have different positions depending on the desired use : for preparation or serving.
VIA Design 2014 Forum The winners of Aides à la Création (Aid to Creation) 2014 with :
A trade fair that closed on an optimistic note, with a significant rise in the number of new exhibitors and the successful launch of new areas (Interieur Gallery and Studio Cook + Design) according to the fair’s organizers, who hope this shows signs of recovery in a continually mutating market. We did note the absence of major French brands (Le Jacquard Français, Asiatides, Deshoulières, Guy Degrenne) that have traditionally participated, signs of either a difficult market or a fair that has become extremely expensive.
Pierre Frey www.pierrefrey.com A Voyage mood for the « Aloha » collection : imitation embroidered stripes in diamond patterns, fish & ethnic Indian coral, animal masks …
Images: Jia IncSaint Louis A new line of glass vases with wavy textures in pink or amber created by Marie-Christine Dorner. Also glasses composed of 2 globes assembled head-to-toe and a technological innovation : Neodim, a glass that changes color from parma to sky blue, depending on the type of lighting.Images: Saint Louis
Image: RVKBPoterie des Guimards & Laurent Corio / http://laurent-corio.com The result of the collaboration between a designer and a craft company, the Shokki collection illustrates the meeting of tradition with a city lifestyle in clay dishes with robust design and brightly-colored insides.
A color trend also seen in new furniture collections for the home (designed by Fred Rieffel and V8 designers) and launched by Rodet, a specialist working up to now only for collectives.
Farrow & Ball / www.farrow-ball.com A new color range proposing a mix of subtly grayed, whitened acidics and refined neutrals : oranges, turquoise, jade, beige skin, mastic, parma gray …We note a dispersed show since many exhibitors prefer participating in Paris Deco Off and exhibiting in their showroom (Lelièvre, Dominique Picquier, Ribelli, Sahco, …) or in ephemeral spaces (Kinnasand,…) in the middle of Paris (Bastille, Place des Victoires, Palais-Royal et Saint-Germain-des-Prés).
Images: Ligne RosetCinna / www.cinna.fr Wire netting by François Azambourg, an indoor/outdoor chair made from a simple sheet of openwork metal, folded origami-style : a reworked Bertoia mood ? A new style with Marie Dessuant’s Etagere du Coin (corner shelf), the best way to use each space. Oka by Kazuko Okamoto, a modular column bookshelf composed by mixing colors to decorate a wall.Images: CinnaAlki / www.alki.fr This cooperative enterprise located in the Basque region has evolved from traditional to contemporary design while conserving a handcrafted know-how and developing a commitment to ecology. Massive oak with a natural finish for stackable chairs or wall seats, sheathed in brightly-colored wool felt, and a coordinated crate edged in a red nylon brush. OR This cooperative enterprise located in the Basque region has evolved from traditional to contemporary design while conserving a handcrafted know-how and developing a commitment to ecology. Massive oak with a natural finish for stackable chairs or wall seats, sheathed in brightly-colored wool felt, and a coordinated crate edged in brushed red nylon.
Still present :- Acidics, coral, mint, turquoise and lavender continue and develop. Very present in bed linens as solids (the Fresh Laundry line in washed percale / Himla), chambrays (Marcelise) or prints (Kenzo). Also seen in lighting (Colonel) or edging on baskets (Kok Maison).1. Himla 2. Kenzo
New, modular postures Relaxation and convivialty are « in the air », reflected in the evolution of furniture, especially this season in the living room thanks to 2 manufacturers-furniture editors: Prostoria (a new Croatian exhibitor) andLigne Roset. – A convincing demonstration with 2 easy-to-manipulate convertible couches (also an armchair version), only the back has to be dropped : Up-lift and Revolve (Prostoria), mono-block shapes articulated in intense or bright colors. – Symétria (a new product in Prostoria’s Segment line) reworked in a contemporary look, the traditional « conversation » piece to chat tête-à-tête or « side-by side ».
A Furniture Program that views the trade fair as an island : a « space in a space » where furniture has a structuring role to create different experiences of comfort or use. Sofa, room divider/storage, rug/living on the floor, articulated cushions, tables/trays, modular lighting … a proposition of variable uses for objects … from traditional to relaxed.
– Satrapi Sisters, porcelain plates designed by illustrator Marjane Satrapi for Bernardaud. Black & white portraits of the imaginary sisters of this designer, an only child.
A slightly worn decor on ceramic stoneware, shiny textures on heathered backgrounds (Serenissima), handcrafted using marble powder (Mipa), a collection of two-tone cement tiles inspired by Indian textile motifs (Akin & Suri). More designed, stylized graphics, houndstooth, Burberry herringbones … worked on grounds evoking the color and texture of cardboard or craft paper (Ornamenta).
Sonia Rykiel Collection : spotty motifs and textural stripes, piqués that imitate knits and geometric rhythms play in mis-matched textiles,
Mat : mat textures continue. Spotted this season : orange and black food processors (Kitchen Aid) ; black, orange and forest green wicker stools (Pol’s Potten) ; black, white, gray, pink or grayed turquoise hanging lamps in lacquered metal (&tradition).
Image: KurageBantie / www.bantie.se The print mood evolves : less Scandinavian graphics, more irregular and arty, almost like pencil sketches. The range is worked in cool tones : blue, green or gray monochromatic shapes and “badly-dyed” solids or watercolors.
– Browns continue, seen essentially at NOW (Kristalis, Ligne Roset, De la Espada)
Glass: more present for lighting, this season. The material, inspired by fabrics, had pleated or wavy textures to evoke fluidity.Monumental hanging lights : Plissé by Maurizio Galante, Bamboo by Jitka Kamenkova Skuhrav in blown, hand-cut glass for Lasvit. Vases or lamps, magical lanterns by Marie-Christine Dorner for Saint Loiuis. Atipico’s Stripes line in glass with a thin gold edge: modular bowls, vases or light holders to assemble and layer.
– Freedom and well-being on the horizon with the Prado sofa (by Christian Werner for Ligne Roset) which can be endlessly taken apart and put together : the seating has 2 back cushions to be placed at random.
Stability comes from a metal insert and anti-slip cover at the base of each element.
Images (from left to right): Margaret Muir ; FischerbacherStripes are still essential : maxi graphic format and flamboyant harmonies (Desforges) or satin stripes in colored grays (Lacoste)
Society / www.societylimonta.com Placemats in compact satin with laser openworks, an irregular gauze motif printed in “trompe l’œil” on abaca (banana) fiber voile with a natural, dry hand for tablecloth and table runner.Jobu / http://www.jo-bu.jp A range of fabric accessories for the home : kitchen gloves, potholders, baskets, hot plates … inspired by boat sails in organic cotton or sturdy linen in fresh colors : indigo, mustard, orange, green, gray and ecru for an improved everyday. OR A range of fabric accessories for the home : kitchen gloves, potholders, baskets, hot plates … made out of boat sails in organic cotton or sturdy linen in fresh colors : indigo, mustard, orange, green, gray and ecru for an improved everyday.
Elitis www.elitis.fr Elitis, participating in Paris Deco Off for the 1st time, presented a new collection of finished products in the Hotel de l’Industrie : quilts, blankets, cushions … We recognized their upholstery fabric mood here in suppler touches : silks, linens, printed, washed velvets, raffia embroideries or thick cotton yarns on linen cushions or tone-on-tone effects, old gold lamé pipings or tiny black and gold tassels on cushions and quilts. To note : a casual presentation with a seat made from rough wood that contrasted with the luxurious, Bohemian chic of the textiles..
– Fabulem, a collection (made in France) of modules in recycleable wood polymer and white or colored PMMA, to combine as a stool, mini storage or a giant bookshelf to organize one’s space depending on one’s needs.
Calypso – maxi scales on black or light tulle (colored, metallic or phosphorescent) Gesso – cracked, cut-out plastic sewn on tulle (a « cracked camouflage » effect) Bricklane – netting woven with metallic ribbons (copper, black or transparent) Goudenov – netting with cabochons in a « precious stone » mood A digital print on lamé jacquard with layered floral motifs
– Nordic Spruce Box (by Atelier Ternier for the Belgian Labt collective). 3 modular formats in PEFC label Scandinavian spruce, wood facades with a natural look – including knotholes – or in stained wood (orange, olive green, ultra-marine blue, sky blue, white), to assemble like patchwork canvases on giant wardrobes for home or office.
A « low-aesthetic » point of view and a seductive finishing.
COLORS No new color directions emerge this season, instead we see the diffusion and confirmation of ranges seen before.
Jean-Paul Gaultier Collection : jacquards (landscapes, automobile dumps, narrative scenes in medallions, lace, …) in rich, realistic patterns ; an overdyed mood or black & white (also multicolored versions), painted ethnic dots Lelievre Collection : « Entre les lignes », games of undulations, a motif of embroidered lines, grainy mat/shiny textures, a Japanese floral motif in a textured monochrome, …
A rich circuit with textural and patinated effects (from prints to jacquards), often metallic or silky, where the patterns revolve mostly around abstracts, discreet geometrics, floral motifs and exotic animal prints.
– Alfred (Hartô), the same principal but with modular accessories, mirror and clothes hooks to attach on a lacquered metal grid.
– A bed linen collection from Society, always refined and contemporary, was shown this season outside the fair in the Saint-Germain neighborhood with the Paris Deco Off editors. A mix & match of solids and prints, coordinated in monochromatic color ranges of acidics or neutrals.
-Unplugged / letting go. Renew with simplified comfort and joyous frugality, have more time for yourself … Forget nostalgia, taste the pleasure of the moment.
Wildlife: a transversal theme developed in a variety of products from the children’s world to luxury goods. Familiar animals on upholstery fabrics by Nathalie Lété (Maison Thévenon), exotic gray wildlife on white linen (Andrew Martin), silky cockatoos embroidered on cushions (Iosis), a giraffe head or XXL tiger on geometric backgrounds for cotton rugs (Varanassi), … even Your Dog (Artel) a custom-made collection where the portrait of a customer’s dog can be engraved on a glass or pitcher in colored Bohemian crystal. To note, sketched patterns reappear often after the « tidal wave » of animal photoprints.
– Heliotropics (elsewhere under the sun) by François Bernard presented a « solar » lifestyle with a selection of decorative objects revolving around yellows and blues …
Images: Designers GuildElitis / www.elitis.fr Innovative wall coverings with Alliances, a jersey bonded to foam and heat-formed with exceptional acoustic qualities. A smooth surface between mat and shiny which looks embossed – the transfer of technological procedures from the automobile industry. India and Evasion, stripes and fused motifs in cotton or silk continue a sophisticated craft mood in the recently launched collections.
Lumiere – transparent curtains with a thread connected to LEDS in the weave (the fabric is delivered ready-to-use, just plug it into the wall) Etta – tulle with metal/mirrored polyester scales recalling the clothes of Paco Rabanne Dolores – reversible, 100% linen : natural/color A range of linen cushions with topstitched, geometric flowers
Wicker design: rattan is emancipated from the fiber andinspires « tough » materials. Lacquered metal radiators (Tubes), textured houndstooth in an opaque glass mosaic (Mosaico+) or a ceramic flower pot that resembles bamboo (Missoni).
Shimmeries: discreet metallic effects charmingly and unostentatiously « enrich » contemporary products. Deck stripes accented by a thin silver lamé stripe (Artiga), heathered gray knit with lurex on a satin cushion (House Doctor), a shimmery gray printed ground for bed linens (Essix).
Images: AlkiAtipico / atipiconline.it A craftsman mood but a contemporary look, functional, not stilted, innovative, charming … a collection from rugs to tableware plus small furniture or armchairs. A range of pigment tones evoking voyages : indigo, violet, khaki, yellow ochre, red and natural white … all faded in jute, bamboo, metal or nylon canvas.Authentics / www.authentics.de Kali, a new bathroom line designed by the India-English duo Doshi & Levien : a mirrored cabinet crossed by modular shelves and small containers in opaque white or colored, transparent polycarbonate for organizing bottles and small accessories.
De Gournay www.degournay.com Wallpaper, fabric, porcelain, furniture and custom-made, hand-painted wood panels. Silk, gold, lacquer, rice paper and rare woods for exotic, luxurious, dreamy moods!
Liberty’s – Art Fabrics www.liberty.co.uk For its 1st presence at the fair, this London editor showed new collections inspired by English 19th century landscape artist William Nesfield : minutely drawn, easy to combine motifs printed on linen, cotton or velvet.Nicolette Mayer www.nicolettemayer.com The collection of this American designer is spectacular with rich prints that play up the codes of luxury upholstery fabrics. A successful mix & match of historical and artistic references for patterns developed in digital prints on linen, velvet and voile. The collection is expanded since each motif is developed in different colors for a fresh, modern mood.1. Liberty’s 2. Nicolette Mayer
For the 1st time, Le Crin showed motifs printed on its textiles (Echec et mat) as well as a transparent linen/horsehair in colored neutrals
Sumi – a worn-out motif with mysterious traces of landscapes Venier, Kusari – metallic jacquards with mat/shiny contrasts Lampas, damask and chenille velvet Le Isole, Vague –Japanese-inspired motifs Candalu, Madame du Barry – a grid background like the milimetered cartons used for tapestriesé
Ceramic tiles : a graphic, contrast approachinspired by cement tiles or Japanese stencils was seen at many exhibitors.
– Magix boxes (Blackcork, Sofalca’s new brand), dark cork boxes with curved shapes and lids for storage or to use as exhibition stands.
More evocative of a charming or exotic universe, it develops in the design world in functional yet aesthetic variations
Contemporary gets « rougher », taking inspiration from a « wilder » nature. Vegetation is less present and replaced by more abstract approaches : material and textural effects, spotty or marbleized patterns, cork and dark woods, felted woolens (Diesel bed linens / Sonia Rykiel /Norman Copenhagen/ Menu / Blackcork …)1. Diesel Home 2. Kristalia
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From furniture to garden pieces : red for the Polygon armchair (Prostoria) or window box Az&Mut (Serax), orange or yellow for the Traffic line (Konstantin Grcic for Magis), emerald or ultra-marine for the Hyppolite desk or Lucien stool (Hartô).
Tenue de ville www.tenuedeville.com Alexia de Ville de Goyet, a young Brussels textile and wallpaper designer, showed her work on the « 100% Belgian Design » stand in Hall 8. She translates her travel inspirations (photographs, drawings) into fresh, graphic motifs. All are digitally printed in Europe and made to order.
– Natural whites and ecrus emerge in design and are expressed with more sensuality and roundness. Seen also at Authentic: Libecco uses softer colors for their textiles than in previous seasons. Nordal focuses on a range of whites and creams for tableware and the kitchen.
Kurage / www.kurage.com A Danish collection in loose drawings from vegetation to abstract, worked around white on the stand. Rugs, wallpaper, tablecloths, mat-on-shiny motifs for dishes and dévoré, white-on-white net curtains, also exist in other color ranges.
– Felt panels (Menu) functional modules in gray felt which can hold magazines, a mirror, bulletin board, clock or keys.
Mat smoothness for stools and baskets made with flip-flops, inspired by nautical trends from Asia or Senegal beaches. A recycling concept (Diederik+Schneemann for Pol’s Potten) that cleverly unifies diverse ingredients with patchworks and a sanded finish.
For bed linens, less flowers, more abstraction and geometryYellows are everywhere : worked sophisticatedly in tarnished embroideries (Margaret Muir) or satin jacquards (Fischbacher) with paisley or mini-figurative motifs.
Overdyed classics: soften contrasts and give classics a contemporary charm. From textiles to tableware, a finishing that is « in the air » : Oriente Italiano porcelain dishes from 1880 (Richard Ginori) or Royal Daisy in velvet (Nestfield collection by Liberty).
Métaphores www.creations-metaphores.com Creation Metaphores (the Metaphores, Le Crin and Verel de Belval collections) places its new ranges this season under the sign of games and novelties. The 3 lines revolve around mock solid and tie-dye effects : Lagune – random handcrafted dyes on velvet define graded stripes made by shifting the fabric manually during the ink-jet process. A la nuit tombée – double-face satin, one side seems to have a printed reflection Mousson – a frame-printed motif on Trevira with a folded, tie-dyed effect
Images: AuthenticsPerigot / www.perigot.fr A clean white line in Tyvek (non-tearing and non-woven) for totes and an insular shopping cart.Palomar / www.palomarweb.com Crumpled city in Tyvek, supple maps of the world’s capitals, waterproof, tough and trouble-free for light traveling with a list of essentials and favorite addresses as a bonus.Image: PalomarNanimarquina / www.nanimarquina.com Diamonds, a rug in 13 colors with irregular edges, it re-interprets the technique of ancient kilims. Handwoven from handspun yarns, each rug one-of-a-kind, they demonstrate the skill of Pakistani craftsmen.Image: Nanimarquina
Virages / www.virages.fr The follow-up of the My Drap (My Sheet) concept for table linens in rolls of 12 or 25 pre-cut units in cotton or linen with, this year, the dishtowel version in white, framed in a colored stripe.Biennial of editors Still a high-end offer which blends classic fabrics and contemporary creation. Black & White star in the trade fair scenography with a mural made of wallpaper selected from exhibitors. Surfaces with flocked or varnished finishes … mixing an engraved, geometric and ornamental mood, the fabric concept continues with armchairs in the meeting areas.
Alabaster: this continuation of marble appears though marble is still very present from accessories to furniture. In a structural version on the stand of alabaster specialist Alain Elboux or in new colored versions : fresh orange or green marbleized with white and layered with colored, opaline glass for small tables (Haymann)
TakaOna – voile with floating metal squares Batuni – voile with a paper hand in non-woven Trevira, airy, printed with a three-dimensional effect Bahama – a fluid, shiny « sport » piqué in Trevira CS, intense colors Cinema –metallic transfer coating on heavy woven wool Lima – vapory, puffy, transparent voiles in 100% wool Emilia – geometric guipure lace with lamé threadsé
– Elysée (Ivano Redaelli) a room divider-clothing rack to which can be added a lamp, a mirror, … a sophisticated product in mat black, tubular, lacquered steel with stainless steel or mat articulations
Image: LoveramicsRVKB / www.rvkb.com Improve the everyday by reinventing classic utensils : designed by Roger Arquer, a funnel that is both container and measure, available in 3 stacking sizes which strangle resemble a family of ducks.
The « Eclat » and « Robinson » collections in abaca, leaves, bark, raffia or cork for woven or glued-on wall coverings. An extraordinary variety of surfaces, rhythms and textures all the way to mat-shiny contrasts, white-washed effects, colored wood stains, metallic ribbon threads or inset mother-of-pearl foil. The « L’Original » collection with 3 new 3-D embossed wall decorations like contemporary bas-reliefs that resemble XXL tiles. The « Volupté » collection, the same ground but lighter and topstitched for new, finely quilted upholstery fabrics : 3 dense, multi-use patterns ranging from contemporary to classic. For wallpaper, an Oriental inspiration from A Thousand and One Nights to Topkapi, developed with humor in distorted motifs or nods to the 70’s with « On attend Shéhérazade » (Waiting for Sheherazade) and « Les doudous peace & love » (Peace & Love ‘blankies’).
Richard Ginori / www.richardginori1735.com Two new lines : “Fil rouge” plays with an oversized, handpainted style pattern, looking different in black outlined in red. “Folkware” reworks a stamp mood with multicolors and borders. And still collections of plates with printed backs, Metroquadrodue can be hung on the wall or put on the table … mirror.
– In coppery and smoky glass (Antique Mirror) a new product from the brand specializing in aged effects, already seen in Milan with its Crate Collection of wood crates and oxidized mirrors.
– The Stacked project / Laurent Greslin An armchair made of three assembled parts : a hull for the seat and back with slits in which two wood pieces interlock to create the base and arm rests. A sober design that makes it easy to replace the cover and encourages recycling.
Essential in Tom Dixon’s collection, newer for the Matrice lamp articulated in cristal and Led by Kiki van Eijck (Saint Louis), also seen at Coming B in candle holders, jewelry racks and hangers, and still proposed by Danish brands (House Doctor, Ferm Living, …)
– The En Archipel project, an educative environment: carte blanche to EliumStudio. A global project for a new art of learning that uses research revolving around appropriating knowledge and its link with moving the body in space or digital developments. This reinvented school focuses on different modules/areas: a central plaza, a tent, a retreat, an incubator, a performance stage, all passages for various activities plus a factory for empirical apprenticeships. The results: modular, light, nomadic, collective or individual furniture ; a tactile, hexagonal tablet for people to use together or « new blackboards ».
– Trouf (by Gam Fratesi for Ligne Roset) combines the functions of a pouf and a coffee table. Covered in fabric (which can be coordinated with the sofa) it has an embedded, mobile wood tray to put one’s feet on, use a computer or have a drink : a new product with an inviting look !
The 3-D prints which had a strong presence in fairs like 100% Design or Milan, were not often seen at Maison & Objet. The Italian brand Exnovo presented lamps in tight or airy nettings : Affillia by Alessandro Zambelli in polyamide and wood or Rhyzaria by Lanzavecchia + Wai in polyamide and Murano glass.DÉCORS
A new collection for the world of children : Confetti. Fresh, playful patterns on light cotton or linen grounds : naive, childish sketches of people, an alphabet of folded paper birds, sketches of Don Quixote on Toile de Jouy, allover toy cars, animated labyrinths, « Indian » wildlife in neutral colors embroidered with bright touches.
Images (from left to right): Biennial of editors ; La Gallina Matta
Tracy Kendall / http://tracykendall.com A slice of reality in trompe l’œil with wallpaper (Genna’s secret) composed of endless piles of romance novels ! A trend already seen at Maison & Objet : maxi cushions on the ground in post office bag or great masters prints (Fatboy), a mug and notebook collection recalling Eames’ photos (Virages), the “Door to Door” curtain banner collection (Grain de couleur) all show the growing development of digital printing.
Image: BantieWall & déco / www.wallanddeco.com Life, a collection of vinyl wallpaper with XXL motifs that seem to have no repeats. Figurative photos or painting treatments and “grandiose” patterns for extraverted homes or hotels.
Triangle patchworks: focus on an allover motif worked in kilim poufs (Bertjan Pot for Golran) or rugs (Ligne Roset) or even for furniture fabric (Missoni).
– « slim » wood coffee-table tops are in extra-thin tree-trunk slices (Cinna and Interni Edition)
Rubelli www.rubelli.com The Venezia collection : between past and future, between Venice and Japan, the rich materials and opulent textures of an updated heritage in a quest for an ultimate, modern luxury. The catalogue and collection concept by Lidewij Edelkoort
CMO www.cmoparis.com/index2.htm Textiles in natural fibers with a rustic, contemporary mood Water hyacinths, abaca, ramie, hemp, bamboo, vetiver, pineapple, palm leaves, … Fibers worked in Asia and, more recently, in AfricaArte www.arte-internationnal.com The « Le Corbusier Collection » of innovative wall coverings based on the famous Swiss architect’s Polychromie Architecturale. Combining non-wovens and textured weaves, 5 patterns, completed by 30 solid colors, are inspired by the surfaces and rhythms of the architect’s buildings : lines from the Philips Pavilion, a window of the Unity d’Habitation in Marseille, sun shades in Chandigarh, concrete, mini perforations.
– Beyond (elsewhere in abysses and space) by Vincent Grégoire, proposed a getaway to extreme, faraway places. A double space became a “curiosity cabinet” of beautiful, bizarre and mysterious creations.
– Kitchen Concept, designed by Kilian Schindler for Naber. White lacquered steel modules which can be taken apart, a clean workshop look with a « collective » inspiration, to add to as you wish and associate with exisiting appliances or to move around, even to a terrace.
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Lelièvre www.lelievre.eu This year, the fabric editor celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The rich, inventive collection of textiles and wall coverings seen at Heimtex, was also shown as were upholstered chairs in diverse textiles. We also saw an emphasis on modest, natural materials or innovative products with a more technical, decorative look.
Images (from left to right): Desforges ; Lacoste ; JallaMasculine sobriety: mini “tie” motifs and discrete shirt stripes for a new Dandy line (Hugo Boss)A spotty mood : multicolored, spotty flowers with “Liberty” inspiration and black braid (Jalla), marble bookbinding print (Frette), fake drips on linen (Winkler), fused dots (Delorme)Hay / www.hay.dk Giant geometric color blocks in acidics and white, graded or outlined with black lines for bed linens by Scholten & Baijings. As if dunked in a dye bath, pleats become the decoration for Margrethe Odgaard’s “Fold” tablecloth done with digital printing. A soft expression of geometry interpreted in a very creative, contemporary collection.
A new line of fire-proof fabrics inspired by home collections..
Timorous Beasties www.timorousbeasties.com These English designers who have edited their textiles and wallpaper since 1990, exhibited at the fair for the 1st time. As specialists in baroque animal motifs, they use handcrafted silkscreening or digital printing. The new collection’s theme features the bumblebee, the studio’s symbol and logo.
– « tubular » wood in the Yas sofa by Samuel Accocebery for the new furniture editor Bosc (« forest » in Gascon). The Insular project (VIA’s furniture program) by the Stephanoise Numero 111 agency in the same aesthetic made in thick-diameter wicker : sofa, room divider-picture holder, coffee table.
– High tension / a polysensorial circuit in subtle variations. Sounds and tastes, tactile effects, surprising materials, illumination and lightness. Techno-poetry at the service of an enriched well-being.
Images: GinoriAsa Home / www.asa-selection.de A contemporary country mood in blue denim or pale gray : plates, bowls, carafes and salad bowls with a handmade look plus coordinated, natural-colored baskets edged in blue. In a more urban mood, a 2nd line in white porcelain is crossed by a graphic, dotted blue line.Images: Asa HomeAlessi / www.alessi.com Shiba, a series of 3 frying and sauce pans with a timeless design, named after a dog, the icon of faithfulness, very popular in Japan. Wood or bakelite handles and sober, robust shapes which will patinate over time and are ideal for slow cooking. Steel wire baskets are an elogy to lightness while flower pot holders are made of randomly assembled, metallic rectangles. Stoneware pots with rubber stoppers inspired by Asian ceramics conserve ingredients or store utensils in a neutrals + rust range reminiscent of Morandi.Images: AlessiJia Inc. / www.jia-inc.com Gray terracotta pots with hermetically sealed silicone lids. An engraved stamp symbolizes abundance and shapes are inspired by Chinese philosophy and the balance between a square (earth) and circle (sky) for contemporary design with Zen inspiration.
Authentics are colorful and fresher in ranges moving towards acidics for solids or patterns, textiles or table arts, furniture or outdoors (Blanc d’Ivoire / Pomax / Lifestyle / Kok Maison…)1. Blanc d’Ivoire 2. Kok Maison
Optical geometrics : worked in graphic black & white from tableware to textiles or furniture for high-end products. Greek or chain motifs from Catene and Labyrinto (Richard Ginori), a return to the Gio Ponti years for this brand recently bought by the Gucci group. A similar inspiration for textiles (Meissen Couture) or the table (Herring Bone in two-tone marble – Bethan Gray), uncoordinated circles and stripes for tableware (Sieger by Fürstenberg).
– Red and navy blue (plus white), a classic harmony in many collections from garden furniture (Serax) to candles (Tom Dixon), table arts (Hollandsche Waaren) and kitchen linens (Hartô).e jardin (Serax) aux bougies (Tom Dixon), de l’art de la table (Hollandsche Waaren)au linge d’office (Hartô).
In cafe Intramuros : Exemplary, an exhibit dedicated to wood, illustrates diverse uses with a selection of furniture and accessories that associate designers’ creativity with innovative manufacturing processes.
Dedar www.dedar.com A more classic, sober collection. Shimmer – jacquard with a worn, glossy effect in cotton-rayon for furniture, curtains … very beautiful in black or light tones
– Pocket (Norman Copenhagen), stiff polypropylene pockets, these small, eclectic accessories in different colors and formats are ideal for storage or to straighten a desk or work space
Metal: copper and brass are still omnipresent from luxury and high-end producers to more mass market targets.
Baumann www.creationbaumann.com Though still very contemporary, the collection shown in the Swiss editor’s new space on the rue du Mail had few new items.
Sahco www.sahco.com Decorative richness and digital prints : pixelized flowers, kilims screened on taffeta, ethnic geometry, textured, two-tone velvet, a maxi cross-stitched bouquet of roses … The presentation continued at the back of the courtyard in a « ceremonial » room from « another century » …
– In-Taglio (by Lara Caffi for KNIndustrie), center boards for a table in wood and printed or textured ceramic tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina. From kitchen to table with elegance.
Storage : on the walls! Organizational storage inspires the creation of modules to attach to the wall, small units to combine or pre-organized configurations.
– Landscape (elsewhere in nature) by Elisabeth Leriche offered a soothing contemplation of landscapes. Through poetic works by creators/designers featuring elements, phenomenons or natural materials : water, wind, marble, glass, ceramic, … we discover approaches using abstractions and textural games. To note : the sublime installation by Japanese designer Yasuaki Onishi : a crystalized forest in situ using upside-down branches, hot glue and urea.Une invitation aux voyages lointains ou intérieurs.
Colored tubes : metallic bases abandon silvery chrome or satiny finishings to adopt bright or acidic colors and emphasize the design.
– Chassis (Deknudt Mirrors) on a fine, graphic structure in black-lacquered metal, a mirror hides a double shelf. An XL version to place on the ground also exists and can be placed against a wall or used as a mobile room divider.
Ligne Roset / www.ligneroset.fr The continuation of the Ruché line by Inga Sempé with a bed and a new color : faded rust, coordinated with evanescent pink bed linens. Esthetic and functional, a cocoon-like desk for working at home with isolation and concentration : a felt-covered, “soundproof” bubble by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. R.& E. Bouroulec design Poum, a wadded, new look couch in a generous, organic shape of foam and stretch fabric, confortable and inviting.