10 images I shot at Maison et Objet in Paris
First theres a look at the three trend and inspiration areas.
Haute Tension by Elizabeth Leriche displayed designs that stimulate the senses. “Design is blowing hot and cold, modulating between heavy and light varying the intensity of light and colours, increasing the tactile effects of surprising materials”
Unplugged by Francois Bernard
“Unplugged doesn’t imply “doing nothing”, “creating nothing”, “producing nothing”. Unplugged is first and foremost an aesthetic form that considers it more important to use means that are direct, negotiable, adjustable and transformable by the user rather than having systematic recourse to a service based society that offers “packages”. Unplugged prefers the real world to the virtual world.”
Hypnotic by Vincent Gregoire & Nelly Rodi
“This is not an optical illusion. There’s future in the air. We truly are at the dawn of a new age. In a phase of reformatting.
Always at he forefront of developing worlds, designers are already decoding these transformative aspirations. They are making use of a techno sensitive engineering that can open infinite horizons for creativity”
Lladro presented a surprising and beautiful range by their young design team Inma Bermudez, Susana Rodriguez & Ingnacio Luenia (I’m not sure of the spelling!) . The pieces are functional as well as decorative and are unglazed to emphasise the Moorish pattern. The mix of islamic geometry with the western cityscape reflect the cultural diversity of the modern city.
In the corner of the room set of Inga Sempe’s new Ruche Bedroom range for Ligne & Roset I found this cozy desk – not sure who its by. The mirror is Belize by Kensaku Oshiro