Maison Objet did not disappoint and today it closed the doors to over 80,000 visitors. A sensory feast of fabulous fine furnishing, a mecca for couture interiors. Paris Nord Villepinte played host to over 3,000 brands, 135,000 sqm of exhibiting space was used across eight halls, that’s around 12 Wembley sized football pitches! Global retailers, buyers, architects and designers busying about all on a quest for high quality products. Everything for decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles and much more on display.

Contacts were made, business cards exchanged, boundless ideas and inspiration flowed, all pretty mind blowing really. Over 2.5 days, we just about made it round to see all that Maison Objet had to offer. 

I tried to instagram and tweet but with my senses on overdrive I decided to concentrate on being mainly in the moment and share the experience with my designer colleague gathering info and pictures as we went.

Anyway, you don’t want to listen to me spouting on, you want to see the good stuff so here we go.

I thought I’d share some of the more interesting items because you never know when you might need over sized graffiti apples, gummy bear art and cute red shoes with teeth, you just never know…

Gold gummy bear ar

Gold gummy bear art

Hand made art piece created with gold coated gummy bears featuring super high end lux brands. How fabulous! The attention to detail can’t be fully appreciated by this picture. If you tried to describe it, it would sound way too cutesy and quite tacky. I think it’s cool and you can really see the artists love for their work. I’d display eye height on a black wall, in the hall, above a steel, gold and glass console table with a high vase of bird of paradise flowers and a complimentary bowl of gummy bears out for guests.

giant grafitti apples

giant grafitti apples

Just when you’re thinking where can i find an over sized high gloss graffiti apple, you turn a corner and there it is…

Beware! Shoes that bite.

Beware! Shoes that bite.

Perfectly crafted, polished and flossed. I had a pair just like this when I was little, but with alot less teeth.  I love fierce home accessories with a bit of the shock factor. Home accessories should compliment and most importantly personalise a scheme but I can safely say I won’t be using this cute little pair for any of my current projects.

Metallic wall sculptures

Metallic wall sculptures

Touchy feely 3d wall texture – love! I’d arrange exactly how they have here, horizontal rows ascending vertically in size for maximum impact curated with downlighting in a dining room. I love the combination of metallics, elegantly dramatic and the concertining brings my love of lines together with a feminine toughened curved edge. Nice.

Style with a sting

Style with a sting

This stingray cupboard was my favourite piece of furniture. Isn’t it stunning! Stingray was popular in art deco times but for me, this transcends style types and has timeless beauty.  The beautifully geometric hand made doors push softly to and are dressed in stingray leather. Super fine craftsmanship where the texture is emphasised in the design. The company assured me this had been ethically sourced and could also create excellent resin copies at a much lower price. Careful consideration would go into placing this stylish piece, somewhere it could be gazed upon and appreciated to the fullest.

Get your outside in colour

Get your outside in colour

A beautifully bright display of getting your outdoors in and against that blue wall, it rocks.

Rattan's back

Rattan’s back

Summer might be a way off but outdoor lounging doesn’t come much better than this.

Good potting

Good potting

Every house needs these, don’t leave corners bare and bring the outside in. Green is good and plants help de-stress from busy lives, they’re like shoes and bags really, you can’t have enough!

Trend watch

Trend watch

Let this be a lesson to those that over do it just because it’s in fashion. Chartreuse is in and as a lover of colour, I advise taking it easy with this one. A little goes along way.

Colour me bad

Colour me bad

If I’m doing florals, I’d go for a hot poppin pattern like this on a quilted chair to up the style stakes.

lights n'lines

lights n’lines

I had to get to lighting sooner or later didn’t I? Light’s n’ lines, wall lights don’t come much better than this. It’s super cool and I love it.

cool wall lighting

cool wall lighting

Drama and sophistication right there. If I was doing a restaurant or killer cool club, the extended entrance walk way would be wall to ceiling over in this and Kate Moss would be there to cut the ribbon before sashaying off to break in the dance floor. Now that might sound far fetched but you have to dream big, right? And anyway, if anyone had told me four years ago I’d be become a working interior designer with a blog going off to Parisian trade shows and writing about shoes with teeth I’d have told them they probably needed a day off and to keep out of the gin cupboard!

signing off

I could go on and on with fabulous finds but then that just wouldn’t be fair to my clients, I have to save the finest fares for them, that is only right and proper. As developments progress and projects take shape I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing photos with you later…

Have a great week folks and thank-you again for stopping by. Rx

 

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