Maison et Objet January 2011

10 images I shot at Maison et Objet in ParisHaute_Tension_ElizabethLeriche

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”

Nendo_Ishigami_FamilyChair

Nendo Ishigami Family Chair

Unplugged by Francios BernardUnplugged 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.”

HypnoticHypnotic 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”

DeLucchi_DeCastelliExsistence by Michele De Lucchi for De Castelli

Metropolis_LladroLladro 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.

Peltex_SamBaronSam Baron & Peltex. Baron experimented with colour and texture in his collaboration with artificial fur manufacturer Peltex.

Nanimarquina_Losanges_DetailLosanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for  Nani Marquina A detail shot showing the unique colour tones.

Inga_Sempe_Desk_Lignet_RosetIn 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

Bouroullec_Ploume_Ligne_RosetPloum byRonan & Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne & Roset

9 thoughts on “Maison et Objet January 2011

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    1. Jenny Voyce Post author

      I thought it was so great the way they gave their designers the opportunity to do something so different from the rest of the Lladro range. If only the Staffordshire brands would be so forward thinking!

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  2. Vanessa Thompson

    I have been in Maison and I really like all the barnds that were exposing. The ones I would like to noticed are Boca do Lobo and Christipher Guy

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    1. Jenny Voyce Post author

      Think the Unplugged area was my fave part of the show. I always look at the trend areas first then go off into the halls. I hope to be back in September but we’ll see!

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