Maison & Objet Paris 2016: 10 products we loved
The annual fair that took place in Paris from January 22-26, 2016 saw latest collections, cutting edge designs and fresh forms from reputed brands across the international design scene.
We picked the best products that caught our eye.
1. Dreams by Villari
Evoking an ethereal atmosphere are the Italian luxury brand’s fairytale accents from the Dreams collection. From pretty candles to home accessories, these make for great gifting accents.
2. Flowers by Arne Jacobsen for Design Letters & Friends
The Danish company’s floral design range of bedding and stationery was inspired by architect Arne Jacobsen’s botanical paintings that are presumed to have been created in Sweden during World War II. The entire line takes after the Nordic windflower, the white “Anemone” pattern painted by him, in the 1940s.
3. The Poured Bowls by Troels Flensted
The Poured Bowls, part of the Poured Collections of bowls and tables, took the Danish brand two years of material research and experimentation. It is hand cast by combining mineral powder, water based acrylic polymer and pigments into a liquid casting material and takes unpredictable patterns each time it is poured in the mould.
4. Lune collection by Amini
The Afghani carpet company imagined Lune, a line of rugs handmade in Sardinia and inspired by revered Italian architect Gio Ponti.The designs include high expressive lines that recall his unique style.
5. Sam by Christopher Boulin for Mathy By Bols
Shaped like a looming tree, this set of shelves by the Belgium based kids label come in different colours and versions. Join to a wall or a recessed corner of the bed to plant a useful installation for your kids.
6. The Galerie de Portraits by Rachel Convers for ibride
The Gallery of Portraits is a collection of trays that are reminiscent of paintings as they display a series of portraits envisioned by Rachel Convers. These works of art made by the French brand emphasise on the exchange of glances and human emotion.
7. Anemones Dream by Rosita Missoni for Missoni Home
This vibrant fabric line was woven to recreate the legend of Anemone, nymph to the court of Chloris, the goddess of flowers. Foral decorations combine with geometric patterns in striking designs for this collection.
8. The Company Raj Melange collection by Casa Pop
The kitsch Indian label by lifestyle designer Raseel Gujral Ansal unveiled its range of limited edition pret products and home accessories. The Company Raj Melange series of accents, crockery and furniture in a monochrome palette of grey and blacks with bursts of red is reminiscent of ceremonial processions during colonial rule.
9. Carnets d’Equateur by Robert Dallet for Hermes
Featuring a range of exquisitely imagined wild creatures, the porcelain dinnerware by the luxury label is set in a stunning colour palette of light green, white and grey. From jaguars and monkeys to parrots and toucans, a range of creatures come alive in sketched and coloured designs.
10. Materialism Oil by Tom Dixon
Containing powerful woody essential oils, Materialism Oil is a multi-coloured vessel with rounded edges and dented forms by Tom Dixon. The light refracting from the surface creates the lustrous effect of petrol on water.
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