Starting tomorrow, and running until January 25, is Paris’s Maison&Objet. The mega-show covers off all types of indoor and outdoor home furnishings and accessories, including coat hooks, salad bowls, and novelty coffee mugs. Here are eight reasons to check out the show.
1. Inga Sempé, the reigning queen of elegant and contemporary French design, has expanded her line of Ruché sofas for Ligne Roset to include beds. The decidedly feminine collection is defined by a simple beechwood structure that’s draped with a quilted, mattress-like padding.
2. Franco-Portuguese Toni Grilo’s limited-edition stainless steel Bibendum chair is part of the collection of the newly formed Portugese brand Riluc.
3. No one really needs fuzzy blue coat hangers, but we’re glad Big-Game Design has created these beauties for Moustache. The Parisian company is also showing off François Azambourg’sPetite Gigue, a three-legged oak chair.
4. Domestic unveils dozens of fun and novel home accessories, including coat hangers, clocks, mirrors, wall stickers, and Mesh coffee cups (shown) designed by Matali Crasset, the former protégé of Phillippe Starck.
5. Denmark’s Hay always has exciting new launches at M&O. This year’s coup is a series of carpets and bed linens by award-winning design duo Scholten & Baijings, who mix soft pastels tones with bright fluorescent colours.
6. Also for Ligne Roset, N.Y. designer Brad Ascalon launches Lovey Table, a simple side table whose lean and efficient form – inspired by the current economic climate – uses a minimal quantity of raw materials.
7. London’s modern furniture retailer SCP is known for its high-quality products that are beautiful and built to last. Lee Kirkbride‘sPelutho low table is made from solid ash, and its unique inward leaning legs and semi-circular end joints give the table unbeatable strength without looking bottom heavy.
8. When Objects Work is a personal fave. The Belgian firm often works with architects to create magnificent home decor objects like glass vases and dinner trays. This fruit bowl, created by architect extraordinaire Shigeru Ban, was launched two years ago – so it’s not brand new, but its elegance and quality is typical of WOW’s incredible inventory.
Maison&Objet runs January 21 to 25 at Paris’s Nord Villepinte.