S-o-o-o-o-o jazzed, we just returned from Maison et Objet (M&O), Paris. M&O is a professional trade fair for the design community focusing on evolving consumer trends, inspiring experiences, and major brand introductions. M&O presents three overarching sections: MAISON is dedicated to interior decoration. OBJET is concept and retail. The third is INFLUENCES which encompasses luxury, design and architecture.
Every year Maison et Objet creates an area of inspiration that centers around a single theme. This year, the theme is SILENCE. Like a remedy to the interminable racket of words and images, silence has a calming effect on the hyperactive, garrulous and loud times we live in. Home is a place where calm is restored and a growing desire for serenity can be expressed. Sensitive, discrete and elegant objects re-establish inner tranquillity. Please do not disturb this sensual, poetic, harmonious and luxurious minimalism. Shh…
TABLE TOP TREND – THIN TOPS, THIN BASES
Thin tops and thin top table systems paired with an upholstered top component was seen everywhere. Also noticeable was thin bases or legs or necks to complete this minimalist look. Leading this trend were French brands Cinna and Lignet Roset.
MOST IMPORTANT REPEATING FABRIC COLOR: AMBER
Call it amber, burnt orange, or sienna – these warm jewel tones pair beautifully with 2017 popular hue soft pink, deep blues and Pantone color or the year greenery.
NOTEWORTHY LIGHTING CONCEPTS
These images speak for themselves… just spectacular! Lighting as sculpture on the wall, or lighting dropping from the sky like rain above the clouds, or stars in the sky, you can use lighting concepts now more than ever to command ambience.
MOST IMPORTANT REPEATING FINISH: GOLD.
Gold was everywhere from table tops to plinth bases to outside arms, what a wowzer!
ITEMS THAT FUN UP THE DECOR
Just for fun and fun to liven up any room.
Interior design in 2017 will bring the need for rich jewel tones, i.e., Amber mentioned above, and darker more intense hues in the home, expressing introspection and brooding. This all at the same time, a need to escape the world around us and make the interior fun. This is done with interesting shapes and metallics and warm toned woods as seen in our scouting the trends we saw at the fair. We hope you found this blog informative and useful.