special correspondent Maison & Object Paris. More than 3,000 exhibitors and almost 80,000 visitors attended the 250,000 square metres of the fairground of Paris Nord Villepinte. The latest edition of Maison & Object was an example of what a business Fair is expected to be. There you can buy and sell on a large scale and, for this reason, it might has become the main European decoration Fair. There, the guidelines that will follow the market throughout the year are set and Sibarita News was there to bring with them and consider some references.
First of all, at the Fair you could see the importance attached to the porcelain and ceramics in the kitchen area, especially with the development of graphic applied against the previous trend of black and white minimalism as well as the growth of decoration and colour schemes associated with the Scandinavian School. The same happened in the case of glass containers and tableware committed to incorporate engravings on the surface with either animals or geometric forms, or the development of objects in which the cork and the wood are reborn as complementary elements. It was very important the presence of blown glass in pieces used either for decoration or food containers.
A trend that contrasts with the return to the forms influenced by the retro tendency in the lighting sector both in the presence of coloured shapes and clear volumes game, in which the shape and purity of the material contrasts with the presence of extreme injected plastics and wood.
Further to the decorative objects, we find two clear lines. On the one hand, the recovery of animal references for decoration, but with a pop and coloured touch. And, in contrast to this colourful line, we find forms imitating knit textures based on plaits techniques and natural material to create containers or decorative elements that evoke the natural ‘mallado’ of vegetation or the deep seabed –choral-, but in this case limiting the shapes and the colour black and white.
Finally, the influence of fashion on interiors and decoration is maintained, specifically with the translation of the colourful traditional Peruvian and Bolivian dresses. These dresses of rural heritage range from mats, baskets or woven chairs, where the remaining basic colours -blue, green, red and yellow- appear saturated and full of light to cool the natural look of wicker, raffia or wood on which are interwoven.