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TREND ALERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY COVETED: Maison & Objet as the first design event of the year brings with it many new collections and collaborations from famous brands, new concepts and emerging designers showcasing their works. This year’s event we spotted many trends with innovations in materials and product design and new ways of thinking in terms of home decoration.
As the primary source of inspiration we tend toward more eco-friendly options, nature’s influence is shown in the way the spaces are presented and the materials used in production. There’s increasing use of wood in the year ahead. From light to grey, the material was a popular choice among designers, who foresaw it being used to “warm-up” interiors.
A sensory experience is craved on objects that surround us as a counterbalance to be in contact with a digital surface most of the day. We crave for touch with surfaces that are soft, raw, porous, and stimulate our senses when in touch.
Curvy lines, tactile surfaces and deep tones of the blue and green combine to create warm and relaxing interiors, with contrasting textures and a touch of glamour.
This trends more than a way of decoration represent a shift in thinking at a moment in which society is growing increasingly environmentally and ethically conscious.
Curved shapes were one of the biggest trends that marked the design style of the ’60s and ’70s. However, this decor trend has now reached rugs, upholstery and even suspension lamps. The continued softening of interiors with curvy shapes and organic, rounded edges, are another way of embracing the relaxed feel. In the past few years, we have seen a lot of sofas, chairs and benches with ruler-straight lines and sleek, simple contours. For 2020 though, those pieces are out in favour of furniture with non-symmetrical shapes and playful curves, and rugs whose graphics reflect that trend.
An enchanting piece ﬁt for glamorous interiors with a velvet touch that makes it even more luxurious than its design entails.
Round and sweet shaped stools with a comfortable royal velvet upholstery composed by three round elements on your back and a complete one on your seat, elevated by an elegant composition of walnut wood or lacquered finish. a brass connection to the floor and a brass ring for the feet to rest comfortably.
MIMI SMALL ARMCHAIR
by Edward Van Vliet, 2016
Sushi, Karkaoma, Juju, Donut, Joy, damask embroidery, oriental symbolism, floral patterns and digital grids: a collection which finds its identity in the abundance of layering. There is an accumulation of different inputs and stimuli, a manic flow which goes from architectural forms to various images from folklore. Traditional, futuristic, digital rationality, three-dimensional, romantic, psychedelic elation, a visual melting pot of fabric, fear of emptiness, harmony, immodest, delicacy and geometric severity…an endless series of images and visions , which neither frightens nor intimidates but rather welcomes the user into a soft, hypnotic kaleidoscope.
The obsession for purity, stillness and calmness at home is translated in soft-toned textiles, simple textures and an organic feel. Clients are responding to authentic materials and highly tactile textures. Bouclé is making a comeback as it’s soft and cocooning touch exudes calmness. Other natural materials such as leather and wool and a preference for lighter woods finish this decor trend.
Playing with function and sculptural form, Pietra dining table shapes a timeless experience through its classical aura and finest Calacatta white marble. Reminding the renaissance era, its round top gently lies in one robust marble column, conceived from a solid block hand-sculpted and turned to create different details for additional texture.
Small sofa attributed to Flemming Lassen, Denmark. Stained beech legs with new pale wool fabric upholstery from Chaise Erwin.
The harsh and strict lines from Liberica Console design contrast perfectly with the fluidity and sort of feminine touch of the mirror. Inspired by the Coffea liberica plant, the mirror takes an oval contour, resembling the delicate shape of the plant’s leaf. The stainless steel with a bronze matte base, simulate the sturdy branches that can grow up to nine meters, holding in perfect harmony a refined marble top. A minimalist design that will not go unnoticed.
Carter table lamp is the lighting fixture any hotel lobby is going to need. A mid-century lighting design, this iconic take on a stilnovo design has taken the form of this glamorous table lamp. With a soft casting light, this modern lighting fixture has all the glamour of the mid-century design iconic lines. The simple and well-cut lines of this modern table lamp will fit into any luxurious decor. Handmade in brass and acrylic, this vintage modern table lamp will be the light of the room.
Bold colours have been coming back in the last few years and are making for some spectacular schemes in product design. More than solid colours what we see emerging is an iridescent spectrum used in glass and acrylic. Colour-wise the ’70s are making a return in the form of beautiful muted bold colours, with the re-appearance of lots of yellows, greens and oranges in soft earthy palettes. This comforting colour palette is a hymn to nostalgia and our inner wellbeing as it’s a colour scheme that appears in nature. Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue and at Maison&Objet this choice has not been forgotten, we saw this specific colour pop up mainly in decoration.
Job says he was inspired by a legendary figure who lived wrapped in mystery: ‘the singer without a name’. You can easily carry Mexico MINI in your bag as an external battery for your smartphone or any other device. It comes in an elegant rigid packaging which also includes a cord and an info leaflet.
Decorative Toms Drags mirror with a wavy, three-dimensional frame with gold accents and colourful paintings. Dimensions 60 x 98 x 3 cm. This mirror is a real eye-catcher for your interior. This is a handmade and hand-painted art object with an authenticity logo of Toms Drags.
SPHINX TRINKET TRAY
Two words: Egyptian Psychedelia. We gave the mythological sphinx a trippy technicolour makeover—pop it into the mix for a tablescape fit for a fabulous pharaoh. Crafted from high-fired porcelain with real gold accents.
EMBRACING NATURE AT HOME
Plants are certainly not a new interior design trend, but they are becoming more of a feature than ever before, as people realize the health benefits they offer. With a diminished connection to nature, the increasing pressure on urban space & the technological presence we have less opportunity to recuperate our mental and physical energy. Biophilic design is a way of innovatively designing and incorporating nature into the places we live, work and learn. At this year’s Maison & Objet references to the natural world was a common theme, be it for staging or in product design.
Extreme simplicity, contemporary aesthetic and seductive power: these are the characteristics reflected in each detail that make the Bonsai love at first sight.
Built-in the shape of a classic pineapple, which has been a classic symbol used in decorative arts and architecture, this modern table lamp conveys a sense of hospitality.
ART INSPIRED MOTIFS
Creating custom works remains a priority for designers. For those who yearn to have their home interiors really stand out, furnishings need to be more than just pretty. The trend for luxury and rich expression is obvious when it comes to the patterns and creative motifs shown in textiles this year. One trend that we can’t miss is the use of facial features in art and decorative accessories. Surreal, distorted or recomposed, the human face appears again and again in a multitude of products. This is a movement for creatives, artists and social activists, used for political messaging and bold statements. Looks are seen mimicking a pop art painting you might see from Andy Warhol. Fringes and the playful layering of decorative patterns create a theatrical influence.
BOTANICAL DIVA ARMCHAIR
Botanical Diva is the new series of upholstered furniture, designed by Marcantonio. The couch and the armchair, with their sensual and comfy lines, are covered up in a flowery and ironic pattern, mixing 50’s taste with a touch of frivolity.
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