Maison & Objet 2014

When September came around this year, we got jazzed about Paris Design Week and attending Maison & Objet 2014. Design enthusiasts from around the world flock to Paris for this event. We make the trip to make contacts and source product and observe trends from the most upcoming and newest creative talent in the home furnishings industry.

We want to share the companies whose products/presentation caught our eye. We noticed a trend in unconventional materials for seating and accessories beginning with Essent’ial…

Paper & Cardboard

Trending this market was the use of unconventional materials for seating and accessories. In particular, we loved this chair made out of paper and the retail counter made of cardboard by Essent’ial.

Cork Fabric & Materials

Cork fabric and materials lends itself to beautiful, natural and elegant shapes as can been seen here in XLBoom’s cork baskets.

Wire and Wood

Kenneth Cobonpue, designer of the year for Maison & Objet 2014, mixed it up with unique seating shapes and these stunning wire chairs. But, the jolly of them all were stools made with wood polls set on foam, like sitting on thick chop sticks that molded to your bum – very comfortable!

Deep Dark Colors

Colors were definitely “dark” this season with rich deep-toned metals, ceramics and textiles as seen here at Broste.

Bold Color

The very popular Spanish fashion label Desigual presented its home accessories offering at Maison & Objet. From bedding to pillows to bath towels, the showroom was colorful, lively and rockin’ with a DJ for music and a fresh orange juice and refreshment bar – They know how to throw a party!

 Curious Shapes & Installations

A sculptor’s take on lighting, Geraldine Gonzales brought her unique take on lighting and shape and subject.

Textiles – Moody

Valombreuse’s French Home textiles displayed thick textured neutral linens. Colors were deep and dark.


Libeco Linens from Belgium focused on a home-made urban feel combining wools, linens and hemp for rich texture.

– Nathan Anthony, mom & dad #Selfie by the River Seine, Paris –

Come visit us at High Point Market October 18 – 23, I.H.F.C. Interhall suite 207 and see how we were inspired!

Get a Sneak Peek – The Architecte Collection

Market is always an exciting time for us because we get to present new designs we have been working on since the previous market.

One of our introductions for October #HPMkt is the Architecte Collection. We found inspiration for High Point Market from the Art Deco era. The Art Deco era flourished in the early twentieth century starting with the Exposition Internationales des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in France, 1925 and went global until the end of World War II.

Art Deco design embraced technology and mixed materials. It was futuristic but streamlined with geometric and bold shapes and adorned with luxurious ornamental accents. The Architecte has Art Deco elements with its rich, gray velvet and contrast white stitching with beautiful angled arms and a double-stacked tubular wood and metal base. The Architecte Collection will include a sofa, chair, ottoman and many sectional configurations.


The Architecte chair, as seen below, was a Top Pick by Designer James Saavedra at the High Point Market Twitter Preview Chat. We know we hit the mark and made an impression when Mr. Saavedra, Owner of Saavedra Design Studio, said, “That stacked base – Wowser! It’s very dramatic but just enough.”

The Architecte Chair ramps up the glamor and exuberance of the Art Deco era with a triple-stacked tubular base.


We hope you will visit us and the new Architecte Collection at High Point Market

October 18 – 23 – in the I.H.F.C., Interhall suite 207

High Point Market Twitter Preview & Chat

Mark your calendars!

What: High Point Market Twitter Preview & Chat

When: Wed., September 17, 2014 6pm ET/3pm PT

Where: Twitter – Follow #HPMkt



High Point Market gives exhibitors the opportunity to showcase a peek at some of the new designs they will be presenting at market. These selected designs are then shared on Twitter and featured on the High Point Market’s Pinterest page throughout the chat for all to see. This allows time for a detailed look at these new introductions.

The top picks of these sneak peek designs are then curated by the collaborative team at Decor Mentor. All selections curated by the Decor Mentor team will be posted to a Pinterest board and a link to the Pinterest board will be posted on Twitter. This is everyone’s chance to see what will be at High Point for the coming Market.

This preview/chat engages the participants to discuss new and up-coming trends, events and that of the Fall 2014 Market events. This is a fun interactive way to view new product trends before Market! Join us at the High Point Market Twitter Preview & Chat

We hope to see you there!