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Masion et Objet: Paris Fashion Passion

PARIS - Maison & Objet continued to live up to its billing as the premier show in the world for home fashions, with an energetic mix of color, design and trends last month.
     Etenne Cochet, the managing director of the show, said, "In this new year, Maison & Objet aims to be a mirror for our aspirations to live better. Maison is creating more bridges between the different worlds of design.
     "There is a strong objective, which is to offer the best of the art of living with a ‘green attitude' that will allow design to eternally replenish itself."
     Those expecting to see a majority of neutral colors based on the news from the Heimtextil show in Frankfurt earlier in January were in for disappointment. These are clearly two very different venues, as Maison continues to take a fashion leadership position on the world home textiles stage.

Bedding was big, bright and bountiful at last month's Maison & Objet show in Paris. Clockwise

Selena et Gaia mixedSelena et Gaia mixed flowers with stripes and geometrics in a colorful printed bedMargaret Muir fusedMargaret Muir fused together sundrenched florals with contrasting striping for this bedding ensembleBlanc des Vosges hitBlanc des Vosges hit the green scene with this overscaled monochromatic floral top-of-the-bed treatment
Colors

The home textiles palette at Maison was very much feminine and pretty. Key colors were:

  •  Dusty rose
  •  Denim blue
  • Lavender
  • Gray and silver
  • Raspberry
  • Purple
  • Black and white
  • Peapod green
  • Turquoise
  • Carrot
Maison remained the centerpiece of the home fashion universe with major design statements across all key categories.
Iosis wentIosis went the nautical route with these pillows for those who like to sleep with the fishesTeo JasminTeo Jasmin rolled out the vintage Mini Coopers, one of several classic iconic symbols at the show 
Sonia RykielSonia Rykiel thought big was beautiful with these overscaled stripes and patternsAdvantex turnedAdvantex turned to the east for a traditional Buddha image on this pillowYbarra & SerretYbarra & Serret chose a classic toile interpretation for this print
Design Trends

     1. Big Bad Flowers
     Key characteristics: A contemporary trend, another season of easy-to-live-with flat organic shapes.

     2. Be Calm
     Key characteristics: Eastern culture fusion, spiritual balance, human responsibility reused and sustainable, weathered and washed effects, sun drenched colors, contemporary exoticism for a home that exudes the sensual charm of vibrant eastern influences.

     3. It's Complicated
     Key characteristics: Flowers mixed with stripes and geometrics all in one pattern.

     4. Girly Girl
     Key characteristics: Classic and romantic with roses, wild flowers and tiny packed florals.

     5. Waterproof
     Key characteristics: Sea life, dolphins, waves, fish and sailboats in
     Mood-indigo blue and white with paint-washed whimsical patterns.

     6. History Lessons
     Key characteristics: Toiles tell the story.

     7. Big Shots
     Key characteristics: Overscale stripes, plaids and dots.
     Among the key applications on hand for these design trends were: Feathers, crewel embroidery, printed textures, bow ties, ruffles, fur trim, crochet and shaggy loops.

BY ROBBIE SUMBERG AND JOAN LIEBERMAN

Robbie Sumberg and Joan Lieberman are the principles of the trend service Showoffs and can be contacted at showoffs@optonline.net.


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