For this January edition, Maison&Objet presented its inspirations spaces around the theme « Wild » with a scenography designed by François Bernard.
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.
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.
From the 19th to the 25th of May was taking place the « D’Days »: a full week dedicates to Design. For the thirteenth edition, more than a hundred exhibitions provide a showcase for designers who present the progress of creation around a common theme :« Movement ». So I started a marathon to see so many things as possible. Some would say that there was not much new stuff compared to Milan but I was pleasantly surprised by the spirit that emanated from this edition. It was much more open to the general public through museums and there was a lot of workshops in the « Fablab » trend.
Arundo e Estrambord by Antoine Boudin – A project based on canne de Provence @ Palais de Tokyo
Wonderglass with Nao Tamura @ Palais de Tokyo
Parapanorama @ Palais de Tokyo – A monumental collective installation realized by around twenty designers and artists with the assistance of the public, using the « Ensembles » by Jerome Dumetz, winner ATA Design 2013.
Majiej Chmara for the Fondation Hermès – Emile Hermès award
Oscar Wanless and Attua Aparicio, Newton’s Bucket, 2014. Bowls in resin made on a industrial potter lathe @ Roues Libres- Collective Exhibition
La Grande Motte by OXYO – Design collection inspired by a town’s architecture
Papiers Vivants – A Prospective experience by the students of ENSAD
Drawing Machine by Eske Rex
Patrick Norguet for Cassina
Micka for Roche Bobois – a setting in which the codes of Op Art stimulate perception
Elias Crespin for Tai Ping
Taken at the F(l)ood by Marc Brétillot for Boffi – The installation tells the amazing tale of a group of friends who take a meal on a beach – An original idea of culinary designer Marc Bretillot and Laurent Denize d’Estrées, with the complicity of the Chef Alexandre Gauthier and the photographer Louis Terran