Maison Objet {recap}

{My love of neon in a new form by French designers Tête au Cube}

My latest design article for VINGT Paris magazine just went up and it’s all about the latest edition of Maison + Objet. The article is half guide (aka planning your own trip virtually or in person) as well as a peek inside my favorite tendence (trend) room – Objets Privées.

While for most people, Maison Objet is about seeing the latest and greatest in design in a marathon of sorts, for me M+O is about catching up with many of my favorite designers I’ve been lucky enough to meet over the years. Here are a few of my favorites and what they’re up to this fall, along with a couple new finds.

While going to visit Elodie at Mud Australia, I was so pleased to get to meet Mud owner’s Shelley and James. Their stand was one of my favorites this year with their colorful porcelain line hanging from above.

It has become a tradition that Ekobo is always my first and last stop at M+O. This year their Elements Collection really stood out as a fresh addition to their entire line of beautiful and functional bamboo homewares. In Paris you can visit their shop at 4, rue Hérold in the 1st.

Anne Hubert of La Cerise sur le Gateau continues to have fun with her home line, and after having a baby several months ago, has added a new children’s line.

Not everyone can introduce their new products and say “this is my new creature,” but Donna Wilson can. Every year her stand is fun and colorful, and this year I particularly loved her knitted hot water bottle covers.

I love the colorful patterns of Les Touristes. My table cloth is from there which I picked up at their shop in the Marais at 17 rue des Blancs-Manteaux.

Atelier LZC is one of the first French designers I discovered years ago, before I was even a designer myself. Their work has felt the same for a long time, so I’m excited to see this new bout of energy.
Thanks to Felicia I had met Jeanine of Afrochic during a Paris Design Week opening. It was so nice to get to talk with her and her husband a bit more about their first M+O experience as an exhibitor and to see their new line. I love that Jeanine used to work as a lawyer before pursing design.

Finally, I didn’t get a good shot, but I love that Fiona of Bluebellgray has expanded her floral bedding and pillows into an accessory line with great totes. They’re not online quite yet, but stay tuned.

Click HERE for my guide to experiencing Maison Objet – it’s exhausting for sure!


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