As always, Maison & Objet Paris had a gamut of veritable talent on display. We shortlist the four best creations that caught our eye
Every year, the best in the design and décor industry converge at Maison & Objet to showcase their latest wares, unveil new collaborations and predict the upcoming trends in the industry. This year too, big ticket names converged at the fair to give us a glimpse into their stunning creations. We shortlisted the top four that caught our eye:
The Mila range of tables envisioned by the French designer for German brand Pulpo features two geometrical shapes, the circle and rectangle, fused together. The simple and clean accessory is handmade from ceramic, making each piece unique. These are available in options of two sizes and six colours.
Our need to feel and experience is fulfilled by these thoughtful creations by the world renowned British designer for Bosnia and Herzegovina based company Zanat. The wooden tables, benches and trays in this series feature tactile surfaces hand carved by expert artisans in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These were done by eye, which makes each piece different from the rest.
Inspired by the apparatus used in a laboratory, British designer Tom Dixon imagined the Bump collection of double skin glassware for his eponymous brand. The objects, mimicking the appearance of flasks and pitchers used by an alchemist, are offered in the soft hues of pink and grey. The borosilicate pieces include a jug, glasses, tea pots and cups that induce a ritualistic feeling to drinking and hosting.
4. Moving Tatami by Jose Levy
For French designer Jose Levy, it was natural to collaborate with Japanese brand Daiken for the Moving Tatami series, as his grandfather introduced him to the rich culture when he was just a kid. The range comprises sofas, stools, side tables, storage cabinets and shelving units reminiscent of Japanese ideograms. The designer deftly pairs the mats with glossy and lacquered wood, offsetting the matte look of the tatamis.
Moving Tatami by French designer Jose Levy repositions the traditional mat on sofa backs and cupboard fronts.
The tactile, handmade finish of the Touch range by Ilse Crawford makes each piece unique.
The glass serveware series, Bump, is inspired by laboratory experiments and apparatus.
Francois Bernard’s theme for the September edition of Maison & Objet encourages us to go back to our safe zone
Ace designer and architect Ashiesh Shah spins some straight-lined magic for online furniture retailer UrbanLadder