Our tips site always tells you about the latest in the field of design and interiors, so I could not pass by such a landmark event as the Maison exhibition & Objet. It takes place on an annual basis in Paris and this year ended on 22 January. Let’s take a look at the main Maison trends & Objet-2019.
First Maison & Objet was held in the capital of France in 1995 and during this time has become a recognized platform where designers, manufacturers of furniture and decor items show all the best, the most fashionable. Now the exhibition is held twice a year – in September and January. This time Maison & Objet, as always, gathered over 3 thousand participants from various countries, and the number of visitors exceeded 150 thousand people.
Let’s start with the color scheme that was vividly presented at the Maison exhibition & Objet. As the portal told you, the Pantone Color Institute announced the color of 2019 “living coral”. This shade was, of course, presented at the Paris exhibition. However, in addition, the trend is malachite green, blue, mustard, burgundy and just pink..
In general, shades of spices – curry, turmeric, mustard, saffron – are clear favorites of Maison. & Objet 2019.
The designers called the second trend of the exhibition in Paris the abundance of smooth lines and rounded shapes. As you remember, furniture with rounded shapes also dominated at the American exhibition at AmericasMart, so this trend can be safely called sustainable and one of the most noticeable.
On Maison & Objet was presented, in particular, the Dutch DTILE tiles, which experts called “the highest level of roundness”.
The third trend of the exhibition in Paris is fringe. She was literally everywhere. Not only on curtains and other textile decorative elements, but also on lamps, hammocks, edging of upholstered furniture.
1970s style continues to be loved by designers. Therefore, on Maison & Objet saw many pieces of furniture in the mid-century modern style. Wallpaper and fabrics with pronounced geometric patterns, including honeycombs and hexagons, can be attributed to the same direction. A clear reference to mid-20th century fashion.
As for the popular materials presented at the exhibition in the capital of France, marble dominated. Moreover, not only in natural form, designers actively use porcelain stoneware and other imitations of marble, including wallpaper and prints on MDF.
In addition, brass and copper are still present in the decor. For example, brass with an artificially aged surface, in a somewhat muted form, was used to create lamps, fittings, framing mirrors, faucets and other accessories for bathrooms..
From Maison Trends & Objet, which designers call the return of fashion trends of the past years – furniture with metal legs, tinted glass and terrazzo tiles. The metal legs make even massive sofas visually lighter, now they are powder coated and black lacquered. Terrazzo is used on countertops, aprons in the kitchen, as a floor covering, for decorating walls in the bathroom. And the designers used tinted glass to create coffee tables, mirrors, lamps, decorative elements.
Rattan furniture and all kinds of braids are gaining popularity. As the designers note, this theme is iconic for Parisian cafes. On Maison & Objet showed openwork lampshades, reed screens, wicker headboards, cabinets and dressers fronts, armchairs and sofas for the garden and home. Rattan was also used not only natural, but also artificial. He is not afraid of moisture, temperature extremes and sunlight..
At the same time, interestingly, the tropical style itself fades into the background, there is less plant decoration on tiles and wallpaper.
As for the upholstery of upholstered furniture, velvet and textured bouclé wool are in trend. By the way, designers call Boucle a rather new, but gaining popularity trend. Such furniture looks very cozy, a bit vintage and original..
As always, we do not urge you to adopt all the trends of the Maison exhibition & Objet. Such events are not a guide to action, they are just an interesting example of how you can decorate an interior following fashion trends. Exhibitions like these show how individual details and objects can dramatically change the experience of home design..