The Maison & Objet is a constant source of inspirations and during this edition I gave myself a full immersion in high-quality design, both Italian and international. According to the statistics recorded by my smartphone, I walked over 5 km a day only inside the Parc des expositions in Paris! Wandering through the pavilions of the Fair, I found some stylistic and recurring themes. Here are the 4 trends that I discovered at Maison & Objet.
I warn you, as in the past year, in 2018 pattern and tropical plots will be protagonists in the interior design. ??o ??for this trend?
The charm of the fireplace is timeless. Although not everyone in their home can afford a real one, often because of structural reasons, the charm of the home fireplace remains something deeply present in our historical memory. Taking advantage of this ancestral memory, full of suggestions, the Portuguese maison Brabbu has created fires made of steam and light that merge a functional experience to a real aesthetic power. Once off, the fireplace remains an important furnishing element. I think it is spectacular! What about you? ?o ??
The ultra violet, the Pantone 2018 color, is a shade that I did not found often among the stands. And it’s quite normal. If the world of fashion and beauty have been able to get ahead and formulate the color proposals aligning with the new Pantone released in December, the world of home and decor always need more time. The house, moreover, is not a wardrobe, and is renewed and adapted with longer times, especially with a color so bold, which warns the most superstitious. ??o ??
Another trend easy to find, just try to take a quick look at the official hashtag on Instagram, is the re-edition of the classics, icons of design that won’t never get old. The most photographed of this last edition were undoubtedly the Vitra Eames Elephant, designed over 70 years ago.
Speaking of elements with a strong visual appeal, and therefore strongly instagrammable, Seletti deserves to be mentioned, with its Armchair Shit and the provocative Banana Lamp.
Apocalyptic and integrated, classicists and romantics, purists and cubists, the world of design is populated with dichotomies, too. On the one hand, lovers of minimalism, on the other the extremists of pop. At least for this year, pop had the best, even if personally I’m always fascinated by that part of design that speaks the language of a contemporary classical elegance. Fendi Casa, an example above all. Whose side are you on?