Last month we visited the mammoth global showcase of Maison & Objet in Paris. The twice-yearly fair is a must visit to see all the latest homeware launches and trends for the coming season. Highlights included the huge amount of Japanese craft on show and emerging design brands. Here are a few of the products which caught our eye ...
Above left: Ginkgo Collection by Nissin - One of the fabulous new additions to Sebastian Conran's Gifu Collection which after it's launch at last year's show, now boosts over 100 products by 14 makers from the Gifu Region in Japan.
Above right: Takada Kouzou Shouten Brushes - Part of the showcase of Japanese craft from the Wakayama Stand in Hall 7. Wakayama Prefecture is Japan's leading region in the production of household utensils and these brushes are individually handmade from only the finest hemp palm fibers.
Above left: We were impressed with the growing collection of furniture and accessories from Polish design brand tre. New launches at the show included Rewire Magazine Rack, Rye Sofa, Blend Throw, Moln Tray and the handy PlusMinus Screwdrivers. Definitely one to watch in 2018.
Above right: Antonio Facco had been chosen by the legendary designer Giulio Cappellini as one of Italy’s rising talents at Maison & Objet. One of the highlights from his stand was these Mondo Pendants for Swedish brand Oblure.
Above left: Maeko Collection by Cleo Joffre Studio , this French ceramist caught our eye in the Craft Hall with this Origami inspired collection of tableware and lighting.
Above right: Another French ceramic company we liked was ATDF Design Studio, in particular the Ivresses Bottles and the bright orange Albert vessels.