Monday, September 16, 2013

Maison et Objet - Trends for 2013



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My trip to Maison et Objet with the Design Trust was tres' magnificent! The European market tends to be ahead of the American market in terms of trends, so it was fun to see what this market was showing. That's why it is good for an American designer to frequent the European markets, to see where the market is heading. When I go to High Point Market in October, I am sure I will see glimmers of trends I saw in Paris trickling into our market.  

So, what did I see at Maison et Objet? 

Regardless of what anyone tells you, Midcentury Modern isn't passe'.  We saw tons of it at the show.   There were many showrooms that were continuing to show the Restoration Hardware "neutral grey" look, but I couldn't decide if that was because it is also Parian in look or if it is still in vogue. However, for some reason, it felt tired to me, so I would not direct clients to that look.   I will say, I did see color used more as accents.  I can't tell you how much fur I saw, both real and faux.  Leopard and animal prints are still in the picture.  Oversized lighting, as well as nice LED options were everywhere.  Animal trophies were everywhere!  There were also faux animal trophies such as the blue velvet guy I shared above and the needlepoint tapestries varieties you see above as well.  The Moroccan vibe (ethnic) was still hanging in there, but it was redesigned and reflected a more current feel as shown in the tiles above.  Gold and brass were seen as accents and as large scale installations in lighting and art. I can't find any pictures to prove it, but apples were everywhere. ( Not sure what that is about. May be their suppliers has boatloads to dump, so it was a cheap accessory?  I was a bit perplexed by the apples which didn't appeal to me at all!)  Some where huge in scale while others were small and available in gold, silver and many other colors.  We all thought the apples were a bit strange! None of our group was rushing out to purchase them! 
Over dyes and moroccan rugs were still being shown as well as more over scale patterned rugs  I ran into a rug guy that I have bought from at High Point market. Textures were highlighted in all surface applications from wallpapers, rugs, pillows to upholstery.  Petrified woods both au natural and faux, as well as blonde or bleached floors with inlay designs were shown. Colors shown still included black & white palettes, neutral palettes and when color was shown teal, aqua, cobalt,pink, orange,green and yellow were still top contenders and players in the market palettes.
 I think the most interesting aspect of the market was how the suppliers tried to please all the customers by offering real and faux in all the current trendy items like trophies, wooden stools, furs and even candles.  At Maison, there was definitely something for everyone.


The highlight of my day was lunching with some of my group in the Elle Decor Cafe, a catalog photo shoot with Julia Buckingham Edlemann in the Native showroom and running into John Robshaw and Mariska Meijers.  I'll share more about Mariska later!

Time to hit the streets of London and see what I interesting things I can find here!  Cheerio!
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11 comments:

  1. Lisa, thank you so much for showing us all the gorgeous inspiration you are seeing. This is fabulous!! xo

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    1. Thanks for your comment! It was fun Kim!

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  2. All I can say is WOW.
    I enjoyed your passing along your views on the trends...Very interesting.

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    1. Thanks Patty! Loving your bath remodel!

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  3. One rhino head in blue, please! Lots of very cool pictures!~ Thanks for sharing. Continue to have fun.

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  4. Great report! Interesting the desire to provide both real and faux...my mother is French and fur has always been in our homes. My grandparents had skins on the wall and wore furs (yes he and she..cold in Canada!). It wouldn't occur to me to buy faux. It doesn't feel or look the same. Environmentally, faux products use synthetics that create toxic chemical waste going into our waterways. Do you harm fish and habitat or a more obvious source?....As a consumer product, they both participate.

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    1. I totally agree Brenda. Love fur myself! Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Great recap Lisa, thanks for taking us with you on your journey to fabulous. It is such fun to follow your adventures!

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    1. Hey Linda! Thanks for your comment! It is so much fun. wish you were here!

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  6. Lisa...thanks for bringing us along and up-dating us on the newest trends. Looks like your having a blast!

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