With physical tradeshows having turned to digital platforms throughout the pandemic, and continuing to do so for those unable to travel, the BDA London team were keen to get back on the ground and attend the latest Maison & Objet tradeshow in Paris. We’ve collated our research on the latest décor, design and lifestyle trends into a new report, available by contacting the studio. Here’s a few of our top take-outs from the show.
Key Themes & Colours
Nature is at the forefront of inspiration as key themes and colours stem from living organisms and natural effects. Key colours include mottled and microbial greens, scorched blacks and earthen browns. Worn, aged and burnt effects create the look of having been ‘dug-up’, key across basketry, ceramics and furniture finishes.
Materials & Finishes
Reclaimed materials continue to be a central focus for many brands, with remoulded ocean plastics remaining key. Upholstery fabrics and bed linens become more tactile with linen, wool and traditional cloths creating a raw, rustic quality. In contrast, super soft and plush fabrics including jumbo corduroys and velvet were applied to occasional chairs, benches and cushions. Scorched woods, mottled textures and hammered matt metals added to an overall move towards increasingly tactile surfaces across furnishings, serveware and decorative objects.
Form & Structure
Woven strung and slung backrests, seats and arms are applied to wooden framed furniture, while cleanly cylindrical forms offer a clean and modern look to dinnerware and lighting. Cage-like structures in wood and metal fabrications create a skeletal look for statement lighting pieces, complimenting rounded seating silhouettes. Decorative objects have a collected look and feel, taking inspiration from simplified totem shapes.
To see our complete Maison & Objet tradeshow report, get in touch here.