5 REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH MAISON&OBJET
One of the most popular design events in the calendar, Maison&Objet in Paris, attracts not only designers but a unique collection of brands and retailers in the industry. It offers visitors and experts the latest trends, and cutting-edge design ideas from Europe and the world.
Showcasing trends and designs that we hope to see in our homes this year, Maison&Objet Paris fair closed its January edition exactly a week ago now and in spite of the early starts, long hours and countless meetings, we still had time to take a few (hundred) notes that we cannot wait to share with you!
1 #PERFECTLY ORGANISED
In a fair with wonderful stands, great coffee – thanks Milk, thousands of artists, designers and friends disguised as press and bloggers, the only thing that could possibly top it all off was its great organization.
Divided into three major sections: interior decoration, concept and retail, and a dedicated space for textiles, the layout was perfect, allowing the flow of visitors without sacrificing the aesthetics.
2 #AWE-INSPIRING STANDS
Known for its appealing displays, the fair attracts some of the most innovative artists and, looking at this year’s astonishing booths, this year was no exception. From lemon trees to real forest-like displays, like the one designed by Semprelife, walking along the different halls was a breathtaking adventure into the marvels of the decor world.
This year at Lorena Canals we wanted to surprise visitors and friends by creating something eye-catching different that people could see as soon as they walked into the hall.
One of our main goals was to show our new collections in different spaces, bringing together concepts such as home interior design, style, functionality, and kids decor.
Like the rest of the participants, we too are constantly on the look-out for better ways to display our beautiful designs by creating a fresh, inspiring layout for our stand. Still, every year we are amazed by our peers and colleagues efforts. It is an honor to be counted among such talented individuals!
3 #TRENDS AND HIGHLIGHTS
As experts, we like to keep up to the date with the latest trends, especially with Lorena being such a versatile and prolific designer, but even then wandering around M&O halls is always a constant source of inspiration, a bit like tip-toeing into a vast universe bursting with light, color, and shapes beyond compare.
Here are some highlights of our little stroll around the halls: velvet is still in. A key element in furniture and fabrics, this material prevails this season, adding texture and a luxurious touch to our favorite items.
Hot throughout 2017, we were happy to see that Terrazzo is still chosen by interior designers. This superb reminiscence of 70s home decor is the perfect combination of granite, quartz, marble, and concrete. Discover Lorena Canals’ interpretation of it in our post here.
Ethnic vibe: Tribal attributes were also present in this edition of M&O. Ethnic fabrics with warm, fierce colors and geometric patterns, natural touches and the use of raw elements create the perfect conditions for a boho-chic atmosphere loved by interior design lovers and experts alike.
Gone are the days of straight lines, furniture, ceramic or tableware curves are everywhere.
From strong armchairs and semi-round sofas to perfectly cylindrical vessels, spherical and rounded shapes suite all kinds of furnishings and atmospheres.
4 #CONTEST & AWARDS
Every new edition, M&O elects a Designer of the Year to honor one of the most outstanding names in industrial and interior design worldwide and with so many brilliant minds under the same roof, selecting the winner must be a real challenge, to say the least!
This January 2018, MAISON&OBJET PARIS has chosen to celebrate the talent of Danish designer Cecilie Manz. A Scandinavian versatile designer and a great ambassador of warm minimalism.
On top of this award, M&O organized an Instagram competition among exhibitors from every sector of the trade show to reward their efforts to make their stand unique. Entering the competition was as easy as logging into Instagram and posting a picture #MO18BESTSTAND
5 #VISITORS, COLLABORATORS, FRIENDS
In other words: thank you.
Friends, bloggers, and press from around the world came to visit to visit our stand. It really meant the world to us. It is exciting to share with you all our new designs and to see how year after year you keep supporting us with your messages, and your warm words.
We look forward to seeing you soon again!