Ideas and inspiration at Maison & Objet
January saw us take our annual trip to Paris for the Maison et Objet tradeshow, looking for new products, ideas and inspiration for the year ahead. The show is a great place for us to see the new trends for the season which we hope to bring to our show home designs very soon.
There were some popular themes throughout the vast 8 hall exhibition centre. 70s inspired interiors was a prominent look with rich colours, cane and rattan furniture and even corduroy sofas making an appearance. Most of the colour trends were a continuation from last year, with an abundance of blush pinks, blues and teal green – accompanied by lots of brass and black accents.
However this year also saw an introduction to lots of lovely shades of rusts, gold and deep mustard colours which were popular shades amongst many designers. Either pared with a mix of neutrals to act as a warm accent colour, or contrasting against blue for example, this colour quickly became a favourite of ours and one which we’re excited to use in the studio very soon!
Almost every other stand was decorated in dried flowers and pampas grass, another nod to the 70s inspired trend, which is great news for show home stylists! Many of the furniture designs were soft, rounded shapes using lots of mixed textures which gave off a lovely homely and organic feel.
We were naturally drawn to the Danish brands at the show, Hubsch, HK Living and Bloomingville to name just a few. Their relaxed, Scandinavian approach was really inspiring and the reason why we loved their stands – full of muted colours, quirky lighting and a lovely range of ceramics. Other favourites were European brands Meridiani who, with their gorgeous pared back, streamlined furniture designs, exude comfort yet luxurious living. Not to mention Ligne Roset – their designs were full of striking colour combinations, curved low-back sofas and large statement lighting which made for a really inspiring and impactful stand – and lots of ideas to take back to the studio!
After two full days, 8 halls and many, many miles walked, we returned home tired yet fully inspired with lots of new creative ideas to take us into this season at Show Business Interiors.