Masion et Objet: Paris Fashion Passion
February 8, 2011-- Home Textiles Today,
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 mixed flowers with stripes and geometrics in a colorful printed bed
Margaret Muir fused together sundrenched florals with contrasting striping for this bedding ensemble
Blanc des Vosges hit the green scene with this overscaled monochromatic floral top-of-the-bed treatment
The home textiles palette at Maison was very much feminine and pretty. Key colors were:
- Dusty rose
- Denim blue
- Gray and silver
- Black and white
- Peapod green
|Maison remained the
centerpiece of the home
fashion universe with major
design statements across all
Iosis went the nautical route with these pillows for those who like to sleep with the fishes
Teo Jasmin rolled out the vintage Mini Coopers, one of several classic iconic symbols at the show
Sonia Rykiel thought big was beautiful with these overscaled stripes and patterns
Advantex turned to the east for a traditional Buddha image on this pillow
Ybarra & Serret chose a classic toile interpretation for this print
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.
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 email@example.com.
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