Last week we were living the French lifestyle as we visited Paris for Maison+Objet. This was a unique opportunity for us to gain insight into the latest trends in decoration, furniture, home furnishings, and much more. But as time was of the essence we had to be strict with our schedule and we were not disappointed with what we saw.
Having pre-planned the halls we wanted to visit, we set off ready to discover and explore. Our first stop was Hall 5a, which was full of interior decoration inspiration. Here we were transported a few months as we found ourselves in the middle of the festive season. Below are a few brands we visited.
Yankee candle – Mirroring their American heritage the Yankee Candle stand was looking very fresh with a crisp white backdrop and hints to America. They also kept to the Christmas theme though their delightful Red Apple Wreath candle which definitely made us feel as Christmas was just around the corner.
Riviera Maison – With Christmas music playing, and an amazing Christmas tree taking pride of place, the Riviera Maison stand displayed how to make your home warm and cosy through mixing textured sofas with luscious cushions and throws. They even had small snow globes on offer for those making purchases.
Sia home fashion – Known for their faux flowers, we were drawn to the huge arrangement of flowers to the side of one of their displays. Other arrangements were also on show, but we loved the colours of these ones (insert picture) The stand also mirrored the reoccurring theme of pairing wood and natural materials across their homeware collections.
Loving all things to do with the kitchen, the next stop was Hall 3, Cook & Design. Here we found we wanted to come away with everything from every stand. Below are a few highlights
JosephJoseph – if only we could always have a kitchen looking so organised and colourful.
Revol – This French company knows how to create a stir. The products are beautifully designed, functional, innovative and colourful, and we would love to show them off at our next dinner party.
Royal Crown Derby – showing how to impress your guest when entertaining the Royal Crown Derby stand looked remarkable. We also loved being able to see the full Royal Baby collection.
Other favourites were Mauviel, Iittala and Le Creuset – who were showcasing their new colour collection.
Finally on our list was Hall 2, Home Textiles, which again did not disappoint. From subtle natural shades to bright stripes, there was something to please everyone. A couple of brands that stuck out were:
LinenMe, a small third generation Lithuanian company that still uses the family weaving loom that has been passed down through the generations for certain products.
Linum, a lovely Swedish company that has designed, developed and produced textile items for more than 40 years. The brightness and collection on the stand drew us in and put a smile on our face.
All in all it was a long, exciting day, were we saw magnificent design, shared insight and walked A LOT! January can’t come quick enough as we await the next show. Until then, we will just have to enjoy the delights coming out of the London Design Festival!