Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Maison&Objet September 2009

Paris, the City of Lights did her best this season to tell the world that design is alive and well and living in the collective conscious of the worlds creative minds and manufacturers.

The halls at Maison were filled with illuminating and innovative product displays.
A global sigh was almost palpable in reaction to the spirit and creativity across all category’s that energized established brands and first time exhibitors.

Color trends went hand in hand with fabrications and material usage.
A prevalence for grey tonalities continued. Black and white with pops of red energized
both soft and hard goods. Berry tones captured the textile categories.
Neutrals were influenced by rustic woods, and natural fiber shades of hemp flax and linen.
A smokey sunset palette, colored glass and carpet collections.

“Café Solo”


“Café Solo” drip free coffee maker carafe with neoprene zippered cover. Leave it to the Danes for great design and functionality at EVA.

“Son” carpet & “Anais” pouf


“Son” carpet & “Anais” pouf Felt fabric usage was prevalent, seen here as a dye cut throw rug and ottoman companion at Poem.

“Black Lotus”& Bellagio”


Limoge porcelain dinnerware patterns using asymmetrical placement with lace motifs and platinum mosaics take this manufacturing tradition to a new level.

“U Lamp”


“U Lamp” by G&R Glittering boomerang 50’s shapes take on a whole new meaning in stainless steel and diamond cut glass beads at Abhika

“Wood Trompe l’ Oeil Collection”

Arzu Firuz

Heavy vinyl die cut patterned floor rugs draw inspiration from Persian carpets and Moroccan tiles

by Arzu Firuz.

Driftwood-Mercury Glass


Driftwood was used in abundance, showing up in furniture, lighting and Home Décor. Mercury glass resurgence shown here in combination with a classic horse head sculpture at Asiatides

“Passages II”


Expressive wall décor in the re-birth of panoramic wall covering designs with a contemporary twist. New bold renditions of an old format at Conceptuwall.

Berry Tones

Sonia Rykiel Maison

mauve, fuchsia, raspberry, blackberry and plum shown in a bed and bath display by Sonia Rykiel

Black White & Red

UA Galleria

stark contrasts of black and white with red accents displayed in lacquer boxes with wood inlay. “Beluga” by Gigi for UA Galleria.

Burnished Hues

Arcade Collections

blackened sunset tones. “Amazonas” Mirano glass by Arcade Collections

New Neutrals

SIA Home Fashion

colors influenced by natural linen, flax, and hemp shades. Textural and cable weaves in a throw assortment by SIA Home Fashion

Sea Colors

turquoise shades and emerald greens used for Asian

inspired porcelain, glass and enamel cloisonné home décor at


Shades of Grey


subtle tonal variations depicted in “Fabriche”,

artisanal handcrafted clay vases from Kose.