MAISON & OBJET 2014
Maison & Objet was a visual whirlwind. The sheer size of this show is overwhelming but the talent within this design 'Disneyland' is totally inspiring.
This year I felt there was a strong lean towards muted pastel accessories - picture marshmallow pinks and mossy greens. Of course there was the one and only Tom Dixon, who was named designer of the year - he never disappoints launching a new accessories range inspired by brass cogs, including a series of candlestick holders and desk accessories. Also worth mentioning was Ligne Roset's collection and the addition of an armchair to the Ruché Collection by Inga Sempé - a big tick to this piece and made even more beautiful in its dusty pink upholstery!
My Standout was definitely &Tradition's Copenhagen Pendant, honestly a jaw dropping moment! Resembling the classic gaslight, it fuses a modern industrial aesthetic which is emphasised by its low slung matte-lacquered metal lampshade.
Sometimes images speak louder than words, so I have put together a few pieces that really caught my eye and made me gasp with excitement!
The 'Copenhagen Pendant' by &Tradition.
Images from the Ligne Roset stand.
Minamalistic brilliance, objects by Menu.
Pastel accessories played up with bold styling at Ferm Living.
Stunning ceramics in Ice cream pastels (almost good enough to eat) by Thomas Eyck.
The 'Derome Lamp' by Pinch Design.
The most incredible ceramic display by Sam Baron for Bosa.
Fun and playful French design brand Colonel. Updated items include the Caracas chair, a contemporary version of a 1960s camping chair.
Images via Studio Arrc by Sophie Carr & related suppliers. Video via MaisonObjet.