Best bets at Maison&Objet

Best bets at Maison&Objet
Stitch by Akiko Kuwahata for Danish Crafts

Europe’s largest home decor fair kicks off today, inaugurating Paris Design Week. Here are some of the show’s most vibrant accessories – by Gaia&Gino, Artecnica, Segis and more.

1 Stitch Table and Stool by Danish Crafts

Akiko Kuwahata used a traditional Japanese stitching technique to create her lightweight table-and-stool set aptly called Stitch. The production process involves steam-bending the veneer and then stitching it together with heavy, coloured wax string.

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2 Flores seating by Segis

The Italian manufacturer presents this sumptuous, low-slung collection of upholstered lounge seating. Created by Baroli Design, the subtly rounded amoeba-shaped benches, in polyurethane foam, feature backrests that can be rearranged for maximum comfort.

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Aviva rocking chair by Innermost

Innermost’s Aviva, a triangular rocking chair by Jarrod Lim, a young designer born in Melbourne and based in Singapore, is available in black, tan or beige, with woven synthetic webbing or with a leather seat.

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Glass collection for Gaia&Gino

This fall, the Turkish glass company is introducing new pieces by some of world’s leading designers, including David Adjaye, Arik Levy, Karim Rashid, Defne Koz, Harry Allen and Constantin Boym.

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5 Kitchen knives by Cédric Ragot 

French designer Henri Mazelier’s debut collection for Cédric Ragot was inspired by the traditional Aveyron knife of southwestern France.

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6 Dusty Diamond ceramics by Anna Elzer Oscarson

The Swedish designer handcrafts these stoneware faceted bowls and vases. As intricate as her designs, the making process often involves up to 10 different handground moulds for a single spherical vessel.

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7 Fresh Paint! by Atypyk

These ceramic bowls depict pint-sized painters harnessed to the lip of the bowl. They come in a set of four.

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8 Lighting and mobile by Artecnica

Stockholm designer Clara Von Zweigbergk launches Mono, an addition to her ongoing Themis Mobile collection of 12-sided geometric shapes. Also from Artecnica is Kiss (left), a 10-inch lightshade manufactured in an industrial glass-making factory that utilizes an assortment of ancient glass-crafting techniques, such as pressed glass, blown glass and mirrorizing finishes.

Maison&Objet takes place at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre until September 11.

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