Design Trend: Wild

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For this January edition, Maison&Objet presented its inspirations spaces around the theme « Wild » with a scenography designed by François Bernard.

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Between threat of disappearance and hope for revival, nature takes over, expressing itself in all its first states, from the wild to the sacred. Confronted with a world formatted by technology, urbanization and excessive domestication, the imaginary gets wilder off the beaten tracks, and finds refuge in the innocence of an essential, preserved landscape, untouched. Contemporary creation convenes wild spirits. We return to the forest to reset. Forms and materials reconnect with elements to be in line with Mother Earth. The wild poetic gleans the elementary, the raw, the misshapen, the corroded, the burnt, the scarified. We reinject some nature into the urban space, in search of new wastelands. As shamans, designers call upon the magic of spirits and supernatural forces.

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The inspirations spaces was completed by a Bookstore in partnership with the 107 Rivoli and a coffee shop that offered some hot drinks devised by Marc Brétillot like a delicious coffee with cardamom, angelica roots and coal . All of this part was presented in a scenography by Elizabeth Leriche.

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Spotted @ Maison&Objet 2015

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Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during 2 days. This edition of September 2015 proposed a new organisation of the trade show. So it was a bite difficult to find my way. As usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…

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The Palette table designed by Jaime Hayon for &Tradition, a serie of three multi-tired tables mixing marble, ash veneer, brass and satin brushed stainless steel.

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Palissade collection, some outdoor furniture designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay.

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Spring scissors designed by Lex Pott for Nomess X WallPaper Handmade.

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Speckled Red and Blue, vessel in hand-dyed eco-cotton by Martine Myrup for Danish Crafts Collection.

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Brew, a tribute to the mysteries of the modern-day coffee ceremony by Tom Dixon.

Michael Verheyden MaisonetObjet 2015

I really like the new collection of objects designed by Michael Verheyden, espacially the vessel in marble, copper and suede.

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I like the very functional aspect of furniture and objects of the brand La Fonction like this mirror.

Universo Positivo MaisonetObjet 2015

A special « Like » for Universo Positivo that made its furniture in Serbia.







Tracking @ Maison&Objet 2015


Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during 3 days. This edition of January 2015 was full of events. As usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…


When design wishes the well to nature…This chair is made by Alki with a very interesting material: a Bioplastic 100% Bio based, Biodegradable and recyclable.


French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have presented their first collaboration alongside finnish company Iittala for the production of ‘Ruutu’, a collection of ten vases available in five sizes and seven different glass colors

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VIA DESIGN 2015 proposed an exhibition of furniture and fixtures prototypes designed by the new generation of French designers as well as a zoom on the VIA Carte Blanche to Normal Studio and a collection signed by Benjamin Graindorge.


The collection Audrey designed by Jean François D’Or for Maison Vervloet


The collection Blanche by Jules Julien for TH Manufacture

Tracking @ Maison&Objet 2014

Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during two days. This edition of September 2014 was not so rich like last session. But as usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…

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« Secret Gardens », the inspiration itinerary by Elizabeth Leriche on the theme of shelters and shelds for the art trades.

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The Magazine Monocle created a retail, lounge and café area.

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The designer of the year, Tom Dixon, brings a whiff of London to Paris. From extraction of raw materials to the finished product, the perfume production process unfolds before your eyes in « The Factory »


The world of well-being imagined by Simone Micheli in an experimental space with smells, sounds and smart features.

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Talents à la carte: Louise de Saint Angel and Romain Guillet  – Two Parisian designers make up the same workshop for designing both space and objects. Architectural, scenic, decorative and fictional, their disciplinary creations handle both the digital as well as the handmade. They are also very fond of textiles and question quite happily the boundaries and connections between art and design.

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Talents à la carte: Coralie Ruiz and Anthony Stephinson – This symbiotic tandem of artists trained in the visual arts space gives way to sensory interaction with the public, which is at the heart of their work. #submerge, their current project about the digital world creates a fantasy in response to the deluge of information.

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Talents à la carte: Fabien Cappello – From ECAL and the Royal College of Art, stimulated by his travels and meditations on the limits of today’s world, this philosopher has been running his own design studio since 2010. His creations explore the possibilities of upcycling, promote artisanal and industrial production and seek consistency between the environment, intelligent use and aesthetic simplicity.


The sub-aquatic print from the new collection of Marimekko

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The neo retro design of Another Country


The candy colors of Moser

Design Trends: Smart Life

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Vincent Grégoire for Nelly Rodi’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares information in a setting that recalls the Last Supper of Christ (but with naked women models!)…

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 Digital cultures are switching codes and the everyday scenarios of being together. Everything is becoming information and subject to exchange and sharing. Video games, digital art, music, and food are creating fun, interactive worlds that are modeling new creative expressions. Objects that connect us are helping make life more friendly, warm and colorful.

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Design Trends: Experiental

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François Bernard’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares experiences…

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Digital worlds now allow us to design new systems for sharing sense experiences. Interconnectedness is creating innovative relationships between man and object, man and space. Animated objects have led to better living. Wonderful design is giving shape to a kind, poetic way of thinking about everyday life in which technologies seek to materialize the invisible.

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« Kymat » Project by Sven Meyer / Elfenmaschine



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« Inaho » Project by tangent:



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The MOMENTum Project by Kappes

Design Trends: Words

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Elizabeth Leriche’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares words and meaning…  

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« Dans le silences des Psaumes » Elisabeth Raphaël

Letters and words are resisting the supremacy of digital communication. New sign languages are calligraphizing contemporary everyday life. Writing is becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials. Graphic and typographic effects are writing a feast of words that communicates with poetry and meaning and revives our social bonds.

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« Mélodie Nostalgique » Faezeh Afchary-Kords

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« Rain Bottle » Nendo

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« Words are things » Ebon Heath

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