Our designers are back and wildly INSPIRED! Maison et Objet 2016, a.k.a. “Paris Design Week,” is considered the premiere home decor trade fair, focusing on all things decorating, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, children’s furnishings, tableware, and more, in a 360° perspective. Professional designers, architects, specifiers and decorators from all over the world attend the show for inspiration and to uncover the imminent trends in home decor and contemporary living.
The 2016 show was more bustling than ever, featuring this year’s theme: WILD – the sacred, the untouched, the magical, the savage. The theme WILD manifests in designers’ use of black and gold colors, headdresses, animals, rough cut woods, dark metals, organic shapes and more. Our designers Tina Nicole and Khai Mai snapped some photos and have put together the most important trends spotted. We hope you will enjoy viewing our photos and be inspired for upcoming projects.
Some of the best design is created by letting go, by “going primal.” This is what the WILD theme explored. WILD appeals to our tactile and visual senses, explored through textures, shapes and images of magical things designed to expand the mind.
We were awed by the giant animal heads, taxidermy, sea life, tribal colors, large and small rocks and a giant black gondola. This gave us the feeling of being in a story book of some kind, which helps when working in a creative field.
Some showrooms explored shearling, furs – fox, rabbit, coyote – feathers, fossils, hides, unstained wood which made us want to touch and feel everything. It’s a way to think of new ideas.
Some showrooms emphasized handmade things – woven tribal faces, masks and sea life woven with rope, metals, wood and ceramic materials. All different mediums to explore creative expression.
We loved the unstained wood, offset by wood painted black shapes, splitting to form an organic sea-like shape.
BLACK & GOLD TREND, “WILD” INTERPRETED
Designers mostly interpreted the WILD theme through black and gold combinations. As you will see here, the black represents the unknown or mystery and the gold represents the richness or light, discovery concept. We liked the rough-cut edges and raw natural shapes.
There was a lightness of being with wires, shapes, lights, ornaments – just beautiful! Design by Forestier Paris. These would pair beautifully with our furniture.
Showrooms got creative with circles and squares, angles and geometrics, black and gold, ropes with darkened glass, organic shapes… all Wildly inspiring!
We loved this black leather draping naturally over gold arms/frame and lights floating from wires, almost feels like you’re under the sea… how cool!
These last photos are of an absolutely awesome lighting company, Blackbody. They have created bendable light which can form to any shape you can think of. Their showroom was just fantastic. We give Blackbody a big thumbs-up for most innovative product and creative showroom!
There were many other macro and micro trends at Maison et Objet, however, we wanted to provide a quick overview of the two most important recurring themes. We hope you enjoyed the images!