Maison & Objet is almost over again for this season and we've had a fantastic time discovering the countless fresh designs and seeing what new directions everyone has taken over the past six months or so.
We've collected our favourite pieces from the gigantic salon after scouring aisles and aisles for the best examples that show what design is all about this season for us.. Think luxe, bright and surprising. Paris Design Week is still in full swing so keep an eye out for our coverage on the blog and instagram.
This Palette table from &Tradition is one of our very favourite pieces from the whole exhibition. The collection of shapes and materials create a beautifully quirky harmony while still being surprisingly practical.
A lesser finish wouldn't have allowed designer Jaime Hayon's vision to be realised quite so well and the luxe edge of carrera marble, brass and beautiful woods really makes this a statement piece that can transform a room.
We saw these pieces from the By Lassen Frame collection at the previous Maison & Objet but this season they were presented in a more natural way instead of clustered together. What a difference. When left to speak for themselves simply displayed as a sideboard or floating buffet, the quality of these pieces really starts to sing.
The understated straight lines, ever-so-slightly cartoonish outline, and bespoke-quality finish make these ultra-practical storage units a perfect example of how attention to detail separates simplicity from minimalism.
We're no stranger to weird and wonderful ceramics so when we stumbled upon the Bestiarium series from Maria Volokhova and design studio Shapes In Play we were fascinated by these oddly abstracted animal forms.
The flat plates bearing unusual geometric motifs are nice enough to use everyday but we're partial to the bizarre flat fish dish that looks like a mix between an old man's slipper and one of the Urru from The Dark Crystal. We'd use it to serve whole trout.
Pulpo have been creating exceptional pieces for some time but sadly, they've managed to remain completely under our radar. Chancing upon them at the exhibition was like seeing a beacon in the distance lit by lamps we never knew we needed so desperately.
From the understated Fumi lights to the high gloss containers, we can see a lot of these pieces finding their way into both our and our clients' homes. The black marble Simple Light might just make its way to our office.
We're ready to redesign our whole lighting scheme thanks to the beautifully raw lights from Menu. These basic yet strong designs are really doing it for us at the moment but we're looking for filament bulb alternatives for something a little new. Any suggestions?
The simple brass lights in particular remind us of those gorgeously pared-back Weimar era apartments in Berlin with their beautifully textured exposed concrete and expansive, bare spaces lit by single bulb industrial lights. Luxurious monastic chic never goes out of style.