We still can’t get over the innovatively chic presentations at January’s Maison&Objet, the biannual Parisian trade show showcasing the freshest and most exciting new design talent in the world of interiors. From nature inspiration to modernism and metallics, brass and lacquer to wood and natural leather, the wow factor of these pieces left us saying ooh la la!
Check out our inspiring finds from the showroom floor of Maison&Objet Paris!
We’re dying over the design aesthetic of Parisian furniture house Red Edition, whose 1950s-meets-contemporary pieces are nothing short of très chic. Their brass and lacquered table lamps are pure pastel perfection.
Polit brings a fresh French approach to graphic arts, combining a global design eye with local production. And we love its quintessential Parisian attitude: “too French to be polite.”
Elements Optimal makes us want to be kids again, combining Scandinavian design with playful spirit. The Bambi Chair might literally be the cutest piece of children’s furniture we’ve ever seen.
Fundamental.Berlin’s accessories use geometry and space to create chic, modern décor and function. Their Push Bowls shine bright, starting out as flat sheets that can be shaped into bowls as shallow or deep as your heart desires.
Glas Italia’s refined approach to reflective surfaces is simply stunning. Patricia Urquiola designed its iridescent shimmer tables, which evoke a celestial appeal and are finished with a light-reactive gloss that causes the surfaces to change colors depending on one’s vantage point.
Menu’s clean aesthetic embodies everything we’ve come to love about Scandinavian design: minimal, modern, and sexy. Made from powder-coated steel and leather, the Afteroom for Menu lounge chair is quietly powerful.
When it comes to design fairs, we live off the thrill of the hunt. With Softheads, designer Sergio Roger and partner Cristina Olive have found a (literally) softer, more humorous take on taxidermy: animal heads made from soft textiles and produced in Barcelona.
Nomess Copenhagen’s innovative desk accessories are designed to balance organization and style. From scissors to staplers, fashion meets function by mixing sleek finishes with clean lines and simple shapes.
Danish design company By Lassen takes an architectural approach to furniture design. The oak-and-leather Saxe folding chair is a 60th-anniversary tribute to its original version, rooted in classic 1955 Danish midcentury style.
Rina Menardi’s handmade clay tabletop accessories are inspired by nature, with smooth surfaces and calming colors that leave us craving them for our kitchen.
Muller Van Severen’s furniture collection gets its artistic appeal from artists Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen, whose collective eye for sleek designs with a hint of wit helps them to create uniquely twisted conversation pieces. We love the way this happy-looking hanging lamp connects with the wall at just the right angle.
Which of these décor finds is your favorite?