Maison et Objet 2020: Our Design Round-up
This week some of the Helen Green Design team visited Maison et Objet in Paris. The trade fair is held in January every year and is one of the leading fairs for design and decoration. With over 6000 brands exhibiting at the event, the team spent time sourcing for current projects as well as finding inspiration and looking out for new trends.
Here the team have selected their top furniture pieces and key trends from this year’s fair.
Top Picks from Maison et Objet 2020
Bovari Chair by Eno Studio
Eno Studio was started ten years ago with the ambition of editing everyday objects, quality furniture and lighting. Eno Studio works to create a soft and pure design aesthetic. At Maison et Objet, Eno Studio showcased how they create French design for everyone’s home with elegance. Their “Bovari” chair was designed with the intention of reading or relaxing. It is smaller than your typical armchair so is discreet as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Megan Chair by Ana Roque Interiors
Ana Roque Interiors aim to design and produce the most sophisticated lighting and furniture collections for luxury homes worldwide. Their high-quality furniture is handmade in Europe following the principles of Portuguese craftsmanship. The “Megan” chair is a modern armchair with a golden metal base finish that combines both luxury and comfort. Its versatile nature ensure that it adapts to most styles and functions whilst remaining timeless.
Bar Hydra by Ginger Brown
Founded in 2001, Ginger Brown is a French furniture and decorative accessories maker. Using the rarest and finest materials, their collection is handcrafted with the rarest and finest materials such as shagreen, sea shell, parchment and cast bronze. Ginger Brown’s “Bar Hydra” cabinet is made from shagreen and brass.
Studio 21 by Liang & Eimil
Liang and Eimil design luxury furniture, lighting and accessories with a unique design. They are inspired by classic designs that are rooted in the present. Their “Studio 21” chair is inspired by minimalist design and is perfect for any contemporary interior. It is upholstered in a soft pebble velvet and finished with a rounded brushed gold stainless steel base with has a 360-degree swivel base.
Amber Table Lamp by Ginger & Jagger
Ginger & Jagger is a product design brand that create handcrafted products that are inspired by nature. Their products are designed and produced in Porto, Portugal, where craftsmen and age-old tradition herald from. The “Amber” table lamp is imprinted with the passage of time, with its solid marble stem surrounded by pieces of tree bark moulded in brass casting.
Etruscan Square Lights by Eichholtz
Eichholtz continuously aim to inspire the interior design industry with an extensive collection of opulent furniture, lighting and accessories. They pride themselves on creating furniture pieces that are modern interpretations of antiques. Their pendant “Etruscan Square” is made from alabaster stone and a light brass finish and when suspended from the ceiling beautifully frame a headboard.
Our Trends from Maison et Objet 2020
Currently, there is a huge trend for curved seating. This ranges from poufs to curved sofas to armchairs. Even coffee tables are being designed in more irregular shape with softer edges. These curved pieces are great for encouraging more free flowing movement throughout and around a space.
Grouped Coffee Tables
We have noticed an increased trend in grouped coffee tables, placing multiple small elements together to create one larger piece. These often vary in size, shape and even height, creating greater intrigue in the design. We suggest using grouped coffee tables in a larger living room where you need a more organic shape to fill the space and create a focal point within the room.
Hybrids between art and sculpture are being increasingly used for wall decoration. They range from very minimal decorative pieces to larger features. Often they create more intrigue and depth than the traditional art canvas. Mirrors too, are transitioning into sculptural pieces, be that the mirror itself or the frame surround, becoming more of an art piece than just a means of creating the illusion of more space.