Maison & Objet September 2014 > What Caught My Eye This Autumn…
Last week we travelled over to Maison & Objet in Paris. In between client and site meetings in the run up to the winter chalet installation season, we caught up with our favourite lighting and furniture suppliers, and sourced some new products we hope to include in our future projects. Our first stop was through the most contemporary space, Hall 8 which many of the most recent European brands in our market exhibit new designs such as Lampes Gras, Gloster, Tribu, &Tradition, Delightfull Lighting, Brokis and Tom Dixon.
La Lampe Gras presented their first foray into outdoor lighting solutions having designed an outdoor version of one of their most classic designs. An absolutely brilliant idea, don’t you think they’d look fantastic on a chalet terrace?
British based designer, Giles Miller always inspires us to consider surface design in our interior design. I love to use wall coverings by Abbott & Boyd, Stereo or Donghia but these wall panels show how you can transform a surface into the most wonderful focal point. Whether you cladded a wall down to a boot room in a chalet or perhaps any recess areas in the main living spaces of a chalet, Miller’s work really inspires us. You can view his website here to take a look at some more of his work.
We’re always keeping an eye out for interesting lighting for our projects. These new designs by Pulpo really caught our eye.
If you visited the show yourself I’m sure you didn’t miss Tom Dixon’s giant space in Hall 8 next to his collection of furniture and lighting that was presented this year. As the appointed Designer of the Year at Maison Objet, Dixon was offered a show space in which to create an exhibition totally of his own making. But what is it?! Tom has chosen to blow a whiff of London air into Paris this year.
Creating an ephemeral workshop in partnership with the high technology company Trumpf. This instantaneous factory/perfume lab produces, in real time, a collection of diffusers and candles with a scent of London infused into the oils. Mr Dixon himself was on hand to offer any explanations to those looking a little bemused.
Lindholt Lighting. A new brand to us here at Nicky Dobree, we’ll be interested to see more of their designs in the future.
Here we tested out some of the latest offerings by Tribu outdoor furniture. We’re always on the lookout for new outdoor coffee tables, sofa combinations and chairs for our chalet and villa terraces.
Michael Verheyden (above) is a Belgium based designer who creates the most beautiful objects. Decorative and useful is designs are usually manufactured using noble and durable materials. Definitely a designer we look to when thinking to complete the styling of a new home.
Classic designs by Interni Edition
One of our secret weapons. A design house we can always rely on for wonderful dining tables for our chalet projects. We’ll keep this brand to ourselves I think…
Maison & Objet is always such an inspiring time of year for us, in the run up to a busy summer designing and building, it’s always a great place to refresh our minds of brands we may have forgotten recently, and an opportunity to gather new inspiration for the following few months.
Next stop, London Design Festival!
Nicky’s World – September 2014