Finally, the report from my recent press trip to Maison & Objet and Paris Design week September 2022 is here.
I’ve decided to do a round up of my favourite finds that I would want in my own home too.
Paris Design Week ran alongside Maison & Objet, so it was a great opportunity to be out and about exploring the city.
This fun inflatable wishing fountain at the courtyard of the Monnaie de Paris was designed by Bina Baitel .
For me, this year’s finds were about luxurious materials for the home, think marble, hand blown glass and stone.
With more people spending time at home, I think there is a demand for quality over quantity, so luxury pieces that will elevate the home.
Without further ado, below are my favourite curated finds.
These gorgeous colourful Murano glass lamp bases are from Stories of Italy .
The brand’s ethos is about preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Italy whilst giving their products a new contemporary twist.
I fell in love with these gorgeous hand pleated vases called Lakenvaas by Simone Post, a rising star in the field of textiles.
These vases were created to mirror the sensual yet unexpected pleated form of cloth fallen from a table.
I was happy to discover Pierre Gonalons ‘s work. He’s an Italian interior designer and architect based in Paris.
Check out his blue grey marble lamp above, a definite statement piece.
These colourful ceramic side tables also by Pierre Gonalons have a distinct mid-century modern Slim aarons meet Palm Springs vibe..
They would definitely add a colourful pop of cheer into any interior.
A custom made one in pink as a glass dining table base would be a dream.
These hand blown Murano glass lamps are I believe a collaboration between Pierre Gonalons and Stories of Italy.
I’ve added it to my wish list.
I came across Portobello’s showroom whilst exploring the Marais area during Paris Design week.
This gorgeous hand made Terazzo style marble table is called Gaia by Rebecca Felcey.
There was so much to like at Portobello. This Oda lamp by Sebastian Herkner for Pulpo is stunning and matches the beautifully tailored curtains behind.As part of the Maison & Objet press group, we were invited to view some of the other exhibitions around Paris.
I was particularly keen to see the inside of La Roche house, built by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.
There was an exhibition there called ‘Fragments” by Anthony Guerrée featuring functional furniture and objects made of marble.
You can see some of Anthony’s work on display above, alongside paintings by Le Corbusier.Aren’t those green marble pieces elegant?I couldn’t talk about Le Corbusier without showing one of his furniture pieces right?
The chair above is the LC1 Villa Church chair with a polished steel structure and a blue satin finish.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my curate and mini trend forecast from Maison & Objet and Paris Design week Fall 2022.
As the economy is currently at a turbulent stage with rising fuel costs, I’m not sure how ready we are to embrace the luxury trend, but it is definitely one to aspire to.
If you fancy seeing my previous other Maison & Objet posts, then do take a peek here.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. x
( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of little Big Bell).