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This January welcomed the 24th edition of the international trade show, Maison et Objet. For five days, exciting designers and brands showcased all that’s fresh for 2019. With eight halls hosting a plethora of products, there were lots to get our creative juices flowing and with each hall having a different design discipline you could spend days exploring design trends from across the world. Disciplines included: cookware, smart gift, home accessories, home & linen, craft and fragrance.
For ease, we have edited it down to a handful of themes and standout designers, so you can get a feel for the trends for the year ahead.
With the recent announcement of Pantone’s colour of the year, Living Coral, 2019 is the year where people are experimenting a lot more with bold tones. There was a real mix of colour at this year’s show, with lots of brands continuing the trend of warm rich tones. Some brands chose to showcase more lighter hues otherwise known as the ‘New Neutral’, which encompassed dusty pinks, washed out blues, light mushroom and earthy greens.
Highlights included: French brand Market Set showcasing their latest collection of luxury lights and Burel Mountain Originals bringing the history of wool, design and architecture from the mountains of Burel.
This trend’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down and woven textures now seem to be popping up everywhere. With a particular emphasis on hand-crafted products, here are a few brands that stood out at the show: Good & Mojo showcased their unique collection of sustainable lights, French company Joe Sayegh highlighted their work with the raw material wood and last but not least our very own client Weaver Green who displayed their impressive collection of weaved textiles made entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.
There was an abundance of designers welcoming warm rich tones, dark wood hues and rattan furniture into their product offering for 2019. All these elements suggested that the iconic Seventies interior style is making a comeback.
366 Concept was one of the brands embracing this was a company reviving Polish Design. Founded in 2014, they have reintroduced the legendary ‘366 Easy Chair’ designed by Joseph Chierowkshi in 1962, demonstrating that the Seventies isn’t just all about garish floral patterns – it also harnesses plenty of classic style.
Other highlights included the new Ligne Roset Ploum & Phileas sofas launched at the show.
There was a notable trend for plush velvets this year; particularly on sofas and armchairs. The effect was one of luxurious homeliness and worked beautifully with rich, jewel tones.
Finally, it wouldn’t be Maison et Objet without a welcomed dose of maximalism, and our needs were met with a selection of brands like Rory Dobner and Jonathan Adler, to name but a few. Jonathan Adler, known for bringing a touch of American glamour, showed little reserve at this year’s show. We particularly loved his kitchen storage sets, available in lots of vibrant colours.
To see more from the show, view our Instagram highlights.