An unmissable design rendez-vous: the Maison & Objet trade show!
Twice a year, buyers, journalists, architects, interior designers, furniture suppliers and other artists from all around the world meet in the North of Paris, to relentlessly walk eight wide halls, filled with new products to decorate your house from floor to ceiling. You can find everything at Maison & Objet, and in all styles: minimalist, barocco, ethnic, pop, contemporary, vintage, retro…!
To guide you and to learn about tomorrow’s decor, you can visit several “forum spaces” designed by specialized research offices and consultants, deeply connected and sensitive to the forecasting trends.
They expose their personal vision through decor and objects, expressing predictions on consumer behavior and the way we will handle our homes in the near future.
I am always very interested in Elizabeth Leriche‘s inputs from season to season in a space where she has a wild card. This year, based on the theme “Life” she has shown an installation entitled “Elementary Food”. It’s concerning what we eat: essential unprocessed basics of our diet: flour, bread, meat, milk, honey, sprouts, vegetables…
Artists, artisans and designers have been inspired by these commodities to design manufactured objects, and research fabrics and colors. You wander through a series of rooms where it’s all about rustic, organic and agriculture.
You can feel a yearn for authenticity and simplicity, in a return to a rough, textured, much less refined aesthetic, much closer to the earth, land, soil and nature. Certainly a response to a virtual and dematerialized world that has lost its concrete boundaries and foundations.