Maison & Objet 2012 review

Fresh from an exhausting trip around the halls of Masion & Objet at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre our design team share some of their favourite highlights. The trade show brought together market leaders and emerging talents from the international creative professions working in the fields of interior design, product design, interior architecture, art of living and home styling. Over 46% of the visitors are from outside of France and in an upturn of optimism 64% of attendees were retail purchasers.

Our team focused a lot of their attention in hall 7 & 8 where the “scènes d’intérieur” was showcased along with “now! design à vivre”. There was a noticable trend with a nod towards retro 50’s and a little Scandinavian feel even from the Italians. Notable here with this simple-yet stunning Onkel sofa from the Danish company Normann Copenhagen designed by Simon Legald.

One of The Design Practice’s firm favourite fixes is always the DK Home stand. On show are a new range of finishes to add to their natural including this shell and below is the beautiful Stingray Table.

One of the UK company representations was the upmarket outdoor furniture company Gloster, unveiling new ranges for the first time: SOURCE The super chunky wicker frame with clean modern lines by Mathias Hofmann is designed to be at home with nature.