Maison et Objet Paris has just began! All the lights are focused in Paris this weekend has the trade show of lifestyle and home decoration has just started. Maison et Objet is an enormous bazaar of style, a show of shows that’s filled with everything from luxurious fabrics and furniture to housewares. It has over 3,000 exhibitors that come from around the world—but the booths epitomize Parisian savoir faire.
The Swarovski booth dazzled with fixtures from its Crystal Palace collection, including a ball chandelier by Tom Dixon.
Kenzo Maison presented a new collection “Struttura e Volume”, which has an extensive range of furniture with a luxury design.
Spaniard Jaime Hayon’s bespoke Crystal Candy Collection was the star of the luxury brand, Baccarat, booth. The designer created nine different designs, which are being produced in limited editions.
Nani Marquina, the inventive Spanish rug company, had a number of introductions; perhaps the most striking was “Formosa.” Designed by fine artist Michael Lin, it’s made of 100 percent wool.
Bonaldo presented Giuseppina, a modern interpretation of the classic spindle back chair.
A glass and stainless steel oil lamp is bound to become a new classic for Georg Jensen. It comes with a carbon fiber wick, which never needs replacing and is suitable for outdoor use.
Ligne Roset in partnership with Pierre Paulin, re-issued the great French designer’s Curule chair, which was originally done in 1982 when it was manufactured as a limited edition. The luxury furniture piece sits on an x-shaped base.
A sculpted ceramic vase designed by the rising young Czech star Maxim Velcovsky was a standout at the Designblok Prague booth.
Bel Air, designed by Sacha Lakic with fabric by Missoni, marked the entry of Roche Bobois into the outdoor furniture market.
Spiridon lamps from Belgium combined craft with a contemporary and luxury design. The company often uses bespoke materials.
At Maison et Objet Paris, Donghia besides new fabrics and its Legacy collection of furniture, it introduced a collection of stemware from Venetian glassmaker Seguso.
Rather than showing at Maison et Objet, Patrick Frey and his son Pierre presented the company’s new fabrics to the press and trade customers at its expansive Rue de Mail shop in town.