Maison et Objet 2016 Highlights Curated by Yellowtrace

 

Maison&Objet, the largest interiors trade show in France, is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering – decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware and more.

Each year, Maison&Objet acknowledges the most outstanding names of the international design and decor industries, and showcases their work in a dedicated space during the global fair’s annual editions. In keeping with the show’s annual tradition, Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet (b. 1972) was named The Designer of The Year for 2016. Quitllet graduated from Llotja Art School in Barcelona, and readily describes himself as a ‘Disoñador,’ a Spanish contraction of designer and dreamer.

But let’s not beat around the bush for too much longer as today’s post is all about our selection of the best new gear unveiled at Maison&Objet 2016. With thousands of brands showing their products, it can be difficult to pick out the very best, but we love a good challenge and have hand picked a selection that stood out for us. Boom!

 

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Magic Circus Editions | Yellowtrace

Magic Circus Editions | Yellowtrace

Lustre Magic Circus Editions | Yellowtrace

Lustre Magic Circus Editions | Yellowtrace

 

New Lighting Collection from Magic Circus // Magic Circus presents a lighting collection designed to create magical interiors. This range launched in 2015, developed out of the personal preferences and tastes of company founder Marie-Lise Fery, art school graduate turned iconoclastic antique dealer. Magic Circus Editions presented lighting endowed with an undeniable modernity, realised in glass opaline and brass.


 

Band Collection by Bethan Gray | Yellowtrace

Band Collection by Bethan Gray | Yellowtrace

Band Collection by Bethan Gray | Yellowtrace

 

‘Band Collection’ by Bethan Gray // Blending coloured marble with warm brushed brass, using the cleanest of lines and lovingly hand-crafted, this set of tables by Bethan Gray is truly elegant and inviting. In this collection, Gray stays true to her signature style of fine lines and detail, tactile textures, and luxurious materials. The tops are made of rich solid stone with intricate patterning and are encased in a soft almost rose-tinted brass edge, they sit atop perfectly formed legs – dainty but strong and come in various finishes in the gentlest of colours, one- or two-toned depending on the buyer.

Each table is made from specially selected European marble, cut and polished then carefully lacquered. The solid marble then gets its defining metallic rim, the bases are powder coated, and precision-machined brass feet are hand brushed and finished by hand. The result is something warm and real but also completely contemporary – a collection that resonates across both cultures and time, and would no doubt fit well in many a setting.


 

Shelving unit by Martha Sturdy for MandO | Yellowtrace
Shelving unit for MandO.

Ushape bench by Martha Sturdy for MandO | Yellowtrace
U shape bench for MandO.

White table stools and Art by Martha Sturdy | Yellowtrace
White table stools and art.

Cubes and Stools by Martha Sturdy | Yellowtrace
Cubes and Stools.

 

New Products from Martha Sturdy // A stalwart of the Canadian design scene, Martha Sturdy has expanded over the decades to create a sleek, sophisticated body of work including bowls, lights and furniture. Her line also includes “wearable art” strongly rooted in material, most notably resin, brass and wood. This year marks the Vancouver designer’s first appearance at Maison & Objet. We dig.


 

Hollow by Dan Yeffet for Wonderglass at Maison&Objet Paris 2016 | Yellowtrace

Hollow by Dan Yeffet for Wonderglass at Maison&Objet Paris 2016 | Yellowtrace
Images courtesy of Dan Yeffet.

 

Hollow by Dan Yeffet for Wonderglass // Presented at Gallery S. Bensimon, Hollow is a series of glass lights hand-blown in Murano, which debuted at this year’s M&O. Designed by Jerusalem-based Dan Yeffet for design-led brand Wonderglass, the lights are available in various colours and in two sizes. Major swoon.


 

Stone Lights from Tom Dixon | Yellowtrace

 

Stone Lights from Tom Dixon // Marble continues to be big so far this year and Tom Dixon thinks so too. The design studio has used the tough yet tactile material to create a new lighting range called Stone. With a pendant and a wall sconce in the collection, these lights feature layers of marble, glass and brass to create a dainty yet elegant piece. The light bulb itself has a dipped gold edge, which adds a finishing touch to the piece. The Stone collection also includes candle holders, serving boards and tea light holders.

See other projects by Tom Dixon on Yellowtrace.


 

Les Cordes by Mathieu Lehanneur | Yellowtrace

 

Les Cordes by Mathieu Lehanneur // French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created a chandelier for a château in Marseille, France, that looks like an illuminated rope suspended from the ceiling. Mathieu Lehanneur used contemporary lighting technology to create a reinterpretation of a chandelier that contrasts with the opulent interior of the eighteenth century building. Glass tubes containing strips of LEDs puncture the underside of a mezzanine in the château’s entrance hall and seem to hang down like loops of rope.


 

Bosa Collection Jaime Hayon | Yellowtrace
‘Pinocchietto’ Collection by Jaime Hayon.

Bosa Collection Jaime Hayon | Yellowtrace
‘Pinocchietto’ Collection by Jaime Hayon.

Bosa Collection Ionna Vautrin | Yellowtrace
Incense burners by Ionna Vautrin.

Bosa Collection Matteo Cibic | Yellowtrace
A set of stackable bowls with different colours and patterns by Matteo Cibic.

Bosa Collection Alessandro Zambelli | Yellowtrace
‘Lume’ by Alessandro Zambelli.

 

‘Non Ti Scordar Di Me/ Forget Me Not Ceramic Gifts’ by Bosa // Twelve designers including Jaime Hayón, Constance Guisset and Nika Zupanc have created trinkets and accessories for Italian ceramics brand Bosa’s latest gift collection. The range titled ‘Non Ti Scordar Di Me – or Forget Me Not’ – features a dozen small items, which Bosa describes as “magical, poetic and allusive objects that touch the imagination to let you relive past moments, lucky charms and symbols of special occasions”.

See other projects from Bosa on Yellowtrace.


 

Carnets de l'Equateur Tableware Collection by Hermes | Yellowtrace

Carnets de l'Equateur Tableware Collection by Hermes | Yellowtrace

 

Carnets de l’Equateur Tableware Collection by Hermes // As well as their signature fashion and accessories recognised around the world, Hermés is known for translating their luxury aesthetic into home-ware. Recently, they presented their latest porcelain service ‘Carnets d’ Equateur‘ in Paris; an homage to wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Dallet and his longstanding collaboration with the French brand which began in 1985.

See other projects from Hermes on Yellowtrace.


 

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front | Yellowtrace

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front | Yellowtrace

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front | Yellowtrace

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front | Yellowtrace

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front | Yellowtrace

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front | Yellowtrace

 

Eco Wallpaper Collection by Front // Swedish studio Front has drawn patterns created by cut-out paper shapes to produce wallpaper designs with subtle three-dimensional effects. The collection Eco Wallpaper includes nine variations – front folded, wove and layered the paper cut-outs to form the repeats for the white wallpaper. “Our vision has been to give white walls structure using shadows and sketched patterns,” said Front co-founder Anna Lindgren.


 

Hideout Lounge Chair by Front for Gebruder Thonet Vienna | Yellowtrace

 

Hideout Lounge Chair by Front for Gebruder Thonet Vienna // Although we’ve already covered this great piece in our New Furniture Wrap Up from Milan 2015, we couldn’t revisiting again due to extreme levels of love. The Hideout lounge chairs by Swedish designers Front combine comfort and great craftsmanship. The backrest is like a wide embrace, ascending upwards with woven cane parts and defines the rounded profile of the armrests, which protrude over the seat. This is not just a chair, this is an enveloping and intimate space.


 

Landscapes by Isabelle Stanislas for Pouenat | Yellowtrace

 

Landscapes by Isabelle Stanislas for Pouenat // Pouenat’s latest Maison et Objet showing, the Moulins-based brand launched a new graphic range by Parisian architect Isabelle Stanislas. An array of linear shapes and serrated edges, the collection titled ‘Landscapes’ creates artful sculptures out of Pouenat’s malleable forms. Experimental forms take shape in the ‘Let It Happens’ bench that fuses carefully carved leather, bronze and brass. Intricate details are key in this warm piece; the stitching on the burnt orange (and also vegetarian) leather seamlessly meets the brushed bronze.

A braille style pattern is created through its punctures in the ‘Part of Partition’ pedestal table and coffee table. Part industrial, part sleek, a perfect synergy is created from contrasting gunmetal steel that frames the perforated sheets.


 

James Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Stellar Works | YellowtraceJames Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Stellar Works | Yellowtrace

James Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Stellar Works | Yellowtrace

 

James Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Stellar Works | Yellowtrace
Photography by Jiaxi Yang.

 

James Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Stellar Works // The ‘James’ collection is an understated exploration of modern masculinity – at once bold and defined, but also light and elegant. The range includes a chaise, desk, stool and bar trolley, each one meticulously proportioned and ergonomically shaped. Full of subtle details and stowaway compartments, James is subtly inspired by the world of performance cars. The automotive references are also echoed in the materials: warm and tactile black metal, walnut wood and sable-tone matte leather.


 

HL Pendant Lamp by Kalmar Werkstaetten | Yellowtrace

 

HL Pendant Lamp by Kalmar Werkstaetten // Conceived in 1958 by Julius T. Kalmar, the iconic Fliegenbein BL floor lamp over the years has become the basis for a range including table and standing lights. This year marks a further step in the evolution of the Fliegenbein collection thanks to the launch of Fliegenbein HL pendant conceived by the Creative Director of Kalmar, Garth Roberts.

Producing overhead ambient light that filters through a pleated silk shade and a frosted glass diffuser, the new pendant’s voluminous shade has classic appeal, while the dialogue between shade and slender armature injects modern personality into a space. HL also features single and double tub – available in light grey, dark grey, or brown matte lacquers – in its shade and mounting plate that harmonise with the overall Fliegenbein series’ signature splayed leg. A wheat-coloured electrical cord dances around the fixture’s braided-steel suspension wire.


 

Tapigris Rugs by Nathalie du Pasquier | Yellowtrace

 

Tapisgris Rugs designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Le Chance // Tapisgris is a hyper graphic rug, typical of Nathalie du Pasquier’ iconic designs. The accumulation of patterns is toped with 3D silouettes of cubes. “The furniture placed on the rug is only a new layer of the pattern.”


 

Toy Glass Vase by Guillaume Delvigne | Yellowtrace

 

Toy Glass Vase by Guillaume Delvigne for La Chance // Guillaume Delvigne designed the ‘Swan’ pendant light for La Chance’s second collection. These new vase forms are monolithic in nature standing 52cm high, but with a delicate appearance. Made from a combination of blown glass and industrial sheet glass, the vases layer colours and lines to create a distorted optical illusion.


 

Cupidon by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance for Ligne Roset | Yellowtrace
Cupidon table by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance in black Marquinia marble and top in gold lacquered steel .

Allegorie Ligne Roset | Yellowtrace
‘Allegorie’ by Marie-Christine Dorner. Mono-material, in two-tone anodised aluminium, this collection is designed as an architectural structure. Fifteen or so fine pillars, unevenly distributed, stretch between floor and ceiling. The spaces between these pillars leave space for traffic – for piles of magazines, books and objects.

Hampton shelving unit and side table Ligne Roset | Yellowtrace
‘Hampton’ collection by Eric Jourdan is a real homage to the great American architect Mies Van der Rohe. Combining glass with solid wood brings both transparency and modernity.

Nani floor and table lamp Ligne Roset | Yellowtrace
‘Nani’ floor and table lamp by Frédéric Sofia. At first glance, the Nani light seems basic – a base, a stem and a shade, humbly illuminating a space. However upon closer inspection, one will catch the humorous touch of its shade being set on a slight slant, like a hat tipped by a mischievous gust of wind.

Skia Ligne Roset | Yellowtrace
‘Skia’ lamp by Vincent Tordjman. Tordjman’s intention with Skia was to create a quasi-cinematic light by reflecting the light-source in two opposite directions onto a reflective screen. The results in much more than just a floor lamp: it is a hybrid, surrealist creation, somewhat fantastic, which hints at the poetry

 

New products from Ligne Roset // Known for their collaborations with the foremost talents in contemporary design, coupled with home-turf advantage, Ligne Roset presented a number of new products that caught our eye.


 

Assemblage new furniture Collection by Seletti | Yellowtrace
‘Assemblage’ new furniture Collection by Seletti.

Diesel Living with Seletti | Yellowtrace
Diesel Living with Seletti.

Diesel Living with Seletti | Yellowtrace
Diesel Living with Seletti.

Alphacrete new lighting Collection by Seletti | Yellowtrace
‘Alphacrete’ new lighting Collection by Seletti.

Flower Attitude by Seletti | Yellowtrace
‘Flower attitude’ by Seletti.

 

New Products from Diesel & Seletti// The iconic lifestyle brands Diesel and Seletti are two Italian brands known globally for their revolutionary designs. The two brands have once again collaborated on a new home accessories line. The Diesel Living-dedicated creative team worked work closely with Seletti design team on a collection made to be the perfect fusion between Diesel lifestyle and Seletti creative know-how.

Space life has always been a big inspiration for the Brand, long with the cyber punk futuristic approach. It is a fascinating mysterious world, where shapes of the spaceships, details from technical machinery and textures inspired us for several products.


 

Cartocci Collection by Paola Paronetto | Yellowtrace

Cartocci Collection by Paola Paronetto | Yellowtrace

 

‘Cartocci’ Paper Clay Objects by Paola Paronetto // Italian ceramicist Paola Paronetto’s Cartocci collection of paper clay objects has grown over time and most recently with new, oversized bottles and bowls. The line gets its unique texture from adding paper pulp and fiber to the ceramic mixture, giving each piece a delicate and tactile quality that screams fragile.

The Cartocci series includes pieces that are pure white or in colour, adorned with gold or bright colourful rectangles, built with plain or with textured segments, all with their distinctive look that makes any observer want to reach out and touch them.


 

Cherry Lamp by Daniel Emma for Petite Friture | Yellowtrace
‘Cherry’ Lamp designed by · Daniel Emma.

Cherry Lamp by Daniel Emma for Petite Friture | Yellowtrace
‘Cherry’ Lamp designed by Daniel · Emma.

Cherry Lamp by Daniel Emma for Petite Friture | Yellowtrace
‘Cherry’ Lamp designed by Daniel · Emma.

Basil side table by Petite Friture | Yellowtrace
Basil side table by Arthur Leitner.

 

New Products from Petite Friture // The Australian duo designers Daniel · Emma signed ‘Cherry’ a simple and minimalist pendant lamp; an aluminum cone with a bottomed sphere. They manage to create a subtile light, encreased by the plexiglass and the shimerring Cherry.“The Cherry on the bottom pendant light references novelty erasers which we both collected as children, most notably the sundae cup with a CHERRY on the top,” explain Daniel · Emma. Major love!

The side tables ‘Basil’ were born from the desire of Arthur Leitner to use the natural qualities of cork. He has associated the solidity and lightness of a structure in steel with a geometric table top in cork (sphere, pyramid, parallelepiped). The strength of the object comes from its simple aesthetic and it is without complexes that ‘Basil’ can move from a side table next to a sofa to a bedside table.


 

Halo Light Carpet by Golran | Yellowtrace
‘Halo – Light.’

Halo Dark Grey Carpet by Golran | Yellowtrace
‘Halo – Dark Grey.’

 

Meteo Collection by Inga Sempé for Golran // Golran presented the final version of the collection Meteo designed by Inga Sempé. The collection is remarkable for its poetic, evanescent use of colour and ability to fade out the weft of a carpet until blurred spots appear like ethereal clouds of embroidery.


 

The Moor Rug Collection by &Tradition and ATWTP | Yellowtrace

The Moor Rug Collection by &Tradition and ATWTP | Yellowtrace

 

The Moor Rug Collection by &Tradition and All The Way To Paris (ATWTP) // Inspired by the vast, heather-covered hills in the countryside of their native Scandinavia, The Moor rugs by All The Way To Paris capture the ambience of the landscape. “This collection of rugs focuses on texture, shape and depth of colour – not patterns,” explains Founders and Partners Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson Gendt. “Our intention with the rugs is to gather a room together both emotionally and aesthetically. To create a feeling of close- ness and to somehow ‘ground’ the room.”


 

Primitive by Chiara Andreatti for cc-tapis | Yellowtrace
Primitive Weave by Chiara Andreatti.

Primitive by Chiara Andreatti for cc-tapis | Yellowtrace
Primitive Weave by Chiara Andreatti.

Oldie Segni Mimimi by Giuseppe di Costanzo for cc-tapis | Yellowtrace
Oldie Segni Mimimi by Giuseppe di Costanzo.

 

New Rugs Collection from cc-tapis // cc-tapis presented a series of new designs and styles created by studying new knotting techniques and colour combinations. ‘Primitive Weave’ collection by Chiara Andreatti is inspired by Moroccan Berber rugs, infused with the rigorous Viennese geometric graphics from the 20th century. Giuseppe di Costanzo also designed a more graphics range titled ‘Oldie Segne Minimi’.


 

Bloom Collection by Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Carpets | Yellowtrace

Bloom Collection by Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Carpets | Yellowtrace

 

Bloom Collection by Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Carpets // Florist and artistic director Jeff Leatham joins guest designers of Tai Ping Carpets with fine rugs that combine delicate aquarelles and bold geometrics. The collection consists of tufted fine carpets that blend delicate aquarelle painting to both subtle and bold geometric forms.


 

Originals Room Divider from Ercol | Yellowtrace

 

Originals Room Divider from Ercol // First designed by Italian designer Lucian Ercolani in 1956, the Originals Room Divider has been reissued in a contemporary interpretation in elm and beech. The piece can be used for shelving or display or as a room divider, and it features a drawer unit at the bottom for storage. Furniture is made by craftsmen in Ercol’s Buckinghamshire factory in England.


 

One to Three by Sacha Walckhoff for VERREUM | Yellowtrace

 

One to Three by Sacha Walckhoff for VERREUM // ‘One to Three’ is composed of three seats of blown glass, similar in lines, yet quite distinct in character. The lowest, it’s shape full and inviting, hints at the tribal. The second, slender and neo-classical, is more urban in nature. The tallest, recalling a calligraphy of metallised glass, both a stool and a side-table, is nomadic. Meant to live together, they also very naturally live on their own. Available in four different colours (silver not shown).


 

Paola Navone fish and fish for Serax | Yellowtrace

 

Fish & Fish by Paola Navone for Serax // Merci concept store in Paris presented an imaginative tableware collection called ‘Fish & Fish’ by Italian designer Paola Navone for Serax. Navone draws her influences from the culture and everyday lives of the many countries that she visits, emphasising this time on products manufactured in the united states during the great depression of the 1930s.

During the devastating crisis, an industrial glass-maker in Massachusetts began producing practical molded glass tableware in three colours: jade green, white and transparent. Inexpensive and well built, it spread throughout american homes, diners, snack bars, and coffee shops. Now only experienced collectors hunt for them passionately in local flea markets across the country.


 

Batches by Dossofiorito | Yellowtrace
‘The Phytophiler, Pergola.

Batches by Dossofiorito | Yellowtrace
‘The Phytophiler, Orchid.

Batches by Dossofiorito | Yellowtrace
‘The Phytophiler, Mirrors.

 

‘Batches’ by Dossofiorito // Batches by Dossofiorito is a series of hand-made pots in which functional appendices are installed, suggesting possible gestures and daily care for the plants that inhabit the living spaces. These additional elements represent attempts to interact with the domestic world of the plants, through methods and sensibilities that are typical human acts.


 

Florero Paper Vases Bazaar by Octaveo | Yellowtrace
‘Bazaar’ Paper Vase.

Florero Paper Vases Greco by Octaveo | Yellowtrace
‘Greco’ Paper Vase.

Florero Paper Vases Janus Back by Octaveo | Yellowtrace
‘Janus’ Paper Vase.

Florero Paper Vases Salina Flat by Octaveo | Yellowtrace
‘Salina’ Paper Vase.

 

Florero Paper Vases by Octaveo // Octaevo is a Mediterranean stationery and miscellanea company based in Barcelona. Explorers, collectors and dreamers, the Octaevo team travel the Mediterranean in search of stories and transform them into beautifully-crafted and thoughtful goods. Each handcrafted flower vase is taking you on a voyage around the Mediterranean. Made of special waterproof paper, each vase is a tribute to the ancient and sophisticated art of ceramics.


 

Untitled Mirror designed by Marc Schulthess | Yellowtrace

Untitled Mirror designed by Marc Schulthess | Yellowtrace

Untitled Mirror designed by Marc Schulthess | Yellowtrace

 

Untitled Mirror designed by Marc Schulthess for Untitled Story // Untitled Mirrors are mirror frames with geometric and graphic expression. The powder-coated steel frame is offset from the mirror surface, allowing the mirror to reflect it’s frame. Depending on the viewing angle, the shape of the frame changes, hovering above the mirrored surface, creating an abstract reflection of it’s form.


[Images courtesy of Press Office.]

 

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