I’ve been at Maison & Objet in the last few days and here is a list of products that really impressed me.
1. Orion Cabinet by Brabbu
Who has been star gazing for any length of time has noticed ORION like a distinctive arrangement of stars that brighten from December to April. Known since ancient times, ORION is a constellation lying on the celestial equator, visible from both hemispheres and one of the brightest constellations in the night sky. ORION Cabinet is a remarkable piece of furniture made of wood snuggled by a kind of a brass web whose structure reminds ORION constellation.
2. Shelves that look like paper caught in a gust of wind by Japanese studio YOY
It is always amazing to find new materials in the interior decoration area. Those shelves surprised me not only for the design but also for the paper like material. It really looks like suspended paper, but it is actually a very resistent material. With those shelves you can decorate your house with a simple and sophisticated look.. I love it!
3. Concrete egg cups by Doreen Westphal with strong magnets buried inside so a spoon can be balanced on the edge
The egg cups has created an egg cup made of concrete and with a magnet inside, so it can hold a spoon. The shape of the Hold On cup was inspired by an egg cut in half. Says Westphal, “the trick is in the combination of concrete concealing a strong magnet which makes the spoon ‘stick’ on top of it.”
By: Doreen Westphal
4. Newton Dining Table by Boca do Lobo
This piece was at Nelly Rodi’s stand and was considered a trend to 2013. It really is beautiful and surprising. Boca do Lobo is still working hard on new challenges for artisans and designers; new techniques, new materials and concepts are still being tested now it’s a “MOMENTUM”. Newton is truly a moment of inspiration, a table completed by spheres and semi spheres that joined together complete this dining table with this exquisite look. Inspired in Newton’s law of gravity, we were looking for an object capable to reflect the sphere attraction as they were joined with their mass, force and energy. This table is ideal for 8 to 10 people who will be amazed when gracing this masterpiece at your home. Techniques as casting, lacquering or varnishing, are used in this table, with materials as myrtle burl veneer, walnut root veneer, gold plated bras. This table has three different versions and all of them present amazing different combinations.
By: Boca do Lobo
5. Fort Trays by Donna Wilson
The Fort trays by Donna Wilson feature one distinctive pattern in three different colourways. Made from laminated ply, the trays come in two different sizes. They are bright, bold and beautiful in the home. Made in Sweden.
By: Donna Wilson
6. Rêve by Koket
Poetry of design lies in the creation of illusions, the lust after Rêve finished in a matte black exterior with a high gloss metallic interior unleashes the rules of reality giving you the power of self-exploration.
7. Baby Plumen
Following the form of the Original Plumen 001 design, the Baby model shrinks into a more compact format. As either a single element or in series and clusters, the Baby Plumen 001 has all the character and dynamism the original but offers new options for shades and environments. The Baby Plumen 001 works like any other high quality low energy bulb, saving you 80% on your energy bills and lasting 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.
8. Diamond Emerald Sideboard by Boca do Lobo
With the style of a precious jewel, the new Diamond sideboard, colored in green emerald, will make a splash in interior design since it is one of the hottest color trends for 2013. Like the amethyst Diamond, the new sideboard also features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers. The exterior of this fanciful piece is now presented in silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent green emerald with high gloss varnish. And instead of the whimsical lion’s head feet, the new diamond presents a base made from mahogany lined with bronze mirror.
By: Boca do Lobo
9. Cage-like Lamps by Charlliéres
False true bird feathers found refuge in a shade copper wire.
Aparently, coming soon there will be a floor lamp with drum shade or shade height.
10. Graphic Collection by Delightfull
Floor, table and wall fixtures based on a wide selection of iconic type fonts with a Delightfull twist.
11. Hoof Tables by Samuel Wilkinson
The main inspiration for the Hoof tables starts from the foot detail. I have always loved the painted wooden chairs that have the end of the legs left as natural wood so that the paint doesn’t chip off if kicked or knocked. The leg ends of the table are sharpened at the foot – like a horse’s hoof is trimmed before it is shod. This detail has derived from continuous exploration and development of production techniques. The fine edge of the tables is created from the soft chamfer being on the top and bottom. This also gives the tables a tactile feel and clearly shows that the tables are made from solid wood. The foot detail is created by reversing the usual production process; most furniture details, which have a painted section and a natural part, are assembled, masked off, and then painted. Hoof is painted first, then cut back to produce the unique detail.
12. Tom Dixon & Swarovski Crystal Palace
The Swarovski booth dazzled with fixtures from its Crystal Palace collection, including a ball chandelier by Tom Dixon. It also launched a coffee table by Tord Boontje—the first piece of furniture for its new Crystal Ice division.
By: Tom Dixon
13. Perch Collection by Pierre Favresse
The Perch Collection consists of several pieces based on the same construction: a reading chair, coat rack, rocking chair, chair and desk with integrated light. With this collection I wanted to show a large family of functionalities working off the same principle. Colour scheme harmony is also an important part of the project with each colour “coded” for a different function, or specific place.
By: Pierre Favresse
14. Farming-net Collection
These surprising lights are made from agricultural nets typically used to wrap plants to protect them from animals. The material “stands independently, but also floats gently on a breeze,” according to the designers.
15. Marguerites bowl by Lalique
Originally designed in 1933, this version updates the classic with a dusting of gold around the rim.
What do you think?