Grafted and Crafted Mixing materials doesn’t always work, but I think Scandinavian company Eldvarm have it sorted with their elegantly crafted fireside tools in made with a mixture of materials. Eldvarm pride themselves on making products via the most ecological process possible, even the tannery uses ecological leather. As a result its wood, metal and leather fireside tools are not only beautiful to look at, but beautifully put together too.
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Monochromatic Prints Black and white pattern and print is a boyant theme, and judging by it’s popularity at Maison Objet it’s not going to be disappearing anytime soon during 2016. I spotted a very graphic and linear monochrome rug on the Loloey stand, an unmistakeable collaboration with Daniel Libeskind, but it’s Clarke and Clarke’s new range of fabrics that I’m really excited about. Monochrome maximalism, these new fabrics scream fun factor! With everything represented from geometric prints to damask.
Marbled Marble proves to be a strong interior trend for 2016 and I noted that agates and special minerals are popular materials on display at Maison Objet too. At first glance this new coffee table from London based furniture store Pinch has the look of being made from marble, but on inspection turns out to be cleverly constructed from Jesmonite. I love it.
Elena Salmistraro created the Cartesio and Cartesio Outline hand-knotted rugs for cc-tapis. The designs explore geometry on a flat surface creating bi-dimensional universes. “The collection has two faces; one more tactile and ‘rough’, the other softer and lighter; one more intense and crowded, the other sober and sublime”. Born in France, cc-tapis is an Italian company which produces contemporary hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs crafted in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans.
Ultramarine Tones Deep Blue could be seen trending across the designers this year, from Lalique’s Indigo Anemone vase to Tom Dixon’s ‘Oil’ lustre range, to Patternity Studios fabulous lineup of blue and white prints. Farrow and Ball has released some new colours in this spectrum, it was Vargo – a beautiful Teal hue – that caught my eye at their stand. You can be on trend for the cost of a tin of paint…
8 Textiles Designs in Paris. PROGETTO TESSUTI by Dimore Studio – Photo by Dimore Studio.
Midas Metallics Glimpses of metallic are shimmering through, I loved the gold wall clock on display at Menu. Brand new from Ligne Roset, a series of Brass Bell Lights designed by Patrick Zulauf. The elegance of the 3 drop pendant design caught my eye – ideal for making a sleek metallic statement.
Good Woods Represented on an international scale, wood is proving to be as solid a trend as ever. Wicker has woven it’s way into the top spot in the UK this year, but it was the presence of the solid wood furniture that we spotted at Maison from across the globe. German company Heerenhuis Manufactuur showed off some nicely crafted solid wooden tables with a great grain, but I was stolen by the aptly named Maskara dressing table designed by Italian firm Porada. Made of solid ash wood with a marble top it provides the perfect place to powder and perfect
Lion-based atelier and boutique Mademoiselle Dimanche presented Mineral Fine, a collection of cushions with geometric patterns and nordic nuances inspired by the smooth and subtle preciousness of marble. The designs highlight the contrast between the hardness of the material and the delicacy crafted by tailors gestures. The Mineral Fine series includes also table lamps and abat-jours.
50 handcrafted and hand-stitched flowers compose the cotton cushion of IOTA‘s stool. The Israeli brand aims to make tradition contemporary by creating jobs for women living in communities with high rates of unemployment. “We believe in preserving traditional hand techniques and creating a place for them in the present and future.” Explain at IOTA.
Concrete Composition Smooth to the touch and aesthetically one of the coolest materials on the market, polished concrete’s popularity increases. This cast concrete wall clock is the ideal combination of materials with oak hands, launched at Maison Objet and new for 2016
At Paris Deco Off, Alcantara launched TARA, a special collection of luxury materials which comes in a variety of graphic variations and colors. Created by French designer Inga Sempé, the new design almost entirely dressed the the walls, ceilings and floors of Galerie ArtCube as well as furniture, a tv and home accessories in the rooms.
Paris 2018 – Rugs, cushions, furniture and fabrics. We selected 8 textile designs projects by internationally renown creatives and leading design brands which presented new collections at Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off.
Spanish textile designer Paula Pappenheim took inspiration by sacred geometries for Stellar, Illulian‘s brand new bespoke rug featuring up to 180.000 knots per square meter. Gleaming stars on a pale hued background are joined together by delicate lines and gold transitions referring to the infinite and secret connections of the universe.
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Shovel and Brush Set in Walnut, £105, Emma Older at Eldvarm.
At Paris Deco-Off, Milan-based Dimore Studio presented an Art Deco-inspired indoor and outdoor textile range balancing an opulent graphic presence and tactile refinement. The new collection is an expansion of the Progetto Tessuti – textiles’ project in Italian – launched in 2015. The indoor designs combine in satin, cotton and silk to create three-dimensional and bold patterns while the outdoor textiles highlight architectural details and urban decor.
Spanish design rug company Nanimarquina presented Tres Vegetal, a traditional Indian flat-weave Dhurrie rug crafted in a rustic style thanks to the use of hemp as the main fibre. The new design belongs to the Tres family which aims to reclaim the basics, to appreciate the beauty in details and respect tradition.
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Flora and Fauna A flora-bundance of petal motifs and leafy designs at Maison Objet for 2016 – Missoni displayed their new bright and bold Anemones Dream Fabric whilst Little Greene showcased their latest wallpaper collections including the Vine design, dating from the 1932 archives. Vine comes in various colourways, we love this blue version with colourful birds and berries
With the SUPER TEXTURE collection of cushions Tom Dixon dives deep into the weave, the knits and the knots. Thick, wooly and harder the VARANASI collection harnesses from the skills of Northern India craftsmen. PAINT is a set of cushions with a subtle painterly print of abstracted urban landscapes rendered onto super soft canvas. The PAINT cushions come with a subtle painterly print of abstracted urban landscapes rendered onto super soft canvas while the GEO collection is inspired by the natural geologies of rock formations and layered sediment.
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Maison Objet Paris (22nd – 26th Jan 2016) is one of the biggest international interiors trade shows and one of the must see events of the year for anyone working in the interiors sector. We were first through the door on Friday – opening day – in order to bring you the latest from the show and forecast the global interior design trends for 2016. Red Magazine despatched interiors journalist Rory Robertson as our man on the ground, here’s his Top 10 picks…
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Black and White Fabric Collection, chairs from left to right, BW1017 £55 a metre, BW1016 £53 a metre and BW1034, £49 a metre, all Clarke and Clarke
Stellar by Paula Pappenheim for ILLULIAN – Photo: courtesy of ILLULIAN.
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Intrepid Textiles Taking inspiration from around the globe, there is a strong sense of both global colour and print for textiles and upholstery for 2016. Tiipoi, a London based design studio, create products that evoke the bright and beautiful colours of the Indian subcontinent but reworked into a graphic contemporary style.
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Three Brass Bell Light Set, £918, Patrick Zulauf at Ligne Roset. So new it hasn’t even hit stores yet…