Highlights from Maison & Objet 2014

Guest post from Helena Amourdedieu of Agence Violette

The January 2014 edition of Maison & Objet in Paris was a really great, dynamic show. With lots of interesting new designs and trends from first-time and returning exhibitors. Here are three of the trends that caught my eye :

Interesting contemporary uses of traditional materials such as cork and glass :

Kathleen Hills
http://www.kathleenhills.co.uk
Logo pots
Salt and pepper Forest pots, with cork trunks.







Discipline
http://www.discipline.eu/
Elegant black painted wood and cork stools
Cork pendant light



Filomen
http://www.filomen.com
Recycled cork stools


Micheal Ruh
http://www.michaelruh.com
Blown glass pendant lighting and table top accessories



Plug collection by Spanish editor, PCM Design.
http://pcmdesign.es




Blown glass coat hooks by French editor, Petite Friture
http://www.petitefriture.com



Beautiful transparent pendant lighting with colourful cables by British designers, Vitamin.
http://www.vitaminliving.com


Colour graduation and Tie-Dye effects

Chacha by Iris, collections of cushions, lampshades and textiles.
http://www.chachabyiris.com




First time exhibitor, Otsuki Sama.
Japanese inspired textile products, designed and made by hand in France.
vintage chair, reupholstered with hand dyed shibori linen.
http://www.otsuki-sama.com



First time exhibitor, Whole.
Textiles with a beautiful colour palette, eco-friendly dyes.
http://www.whole.fr





Wall mirror and cushions with inky effect prints by French editor, Petite Friture.
http://www.petitefriture.com




Lighting and seating collections by Colonel.
http://www.moncolonel.fr/fr/





Colour graduated pots by Spanish editor, PCM Design
http://pcmdesign.es


The trend for vintage inspired products continues. Here are some of my favorites :

Animal wall clocks by Nathalie Lété, edited by Domestic.
http://www.domestic.fr



Darning pots by Kathleen Hills. Bona china pots with vintage wooden darning egg handle.
http://www.kathleenhills.co.uk



Colourful, graphic, retro-style stationery by Papier Tigre
http://www.papiertigre.fr



Beautiful vintage-inspired textiles for children and adults by La Cerise sur le Gateau
http://www.lacerisesurlegateau.fr



Helena Amourdedieu

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