Trend Spotting at Maison + Objet February 10 2015

Continuing with my Paris posts, if you are just checking in I attended Maison + Objet in Paris on behalf of Grange Furniture. Maison + Objet has established itself as the leader of the interior trade fairs across the world and designers, tastemakers, press and more make the journey to the January show to see what lies ahead for trends in the upcoming year.   It definitely lives up to the hype of a  “unique experience to discover the unexpected”.  Here is a round up of what was catching my eye and I think will make a splash in 2015 and beyond.

 

Botanical Creatures

I noticed that butterflies and insects adorned many booths and products at the show. Everything from furniture to fabric to wallpaper and art. Pictured above is the Grange Miss Butterfly Exceptions de GRANGE chest.

 

Rich Peacock Colors

I wouldn't say that this is a new trend as peacock colors and jewel tones have been prevalant over the past few years but it is a color palette that is still going strong and seemed to be favored by many of the designers and companies attending. I definitely felt like I saw more jewel tones out and about in Paris than in NYC so perhaps it is a color palette that has more of a European flair.

Futuristic: Luxe Technology 

The 3D printing market is booming and this new technology has infiltrated design aesthetics of many infusing a futuristic look. Think sharp angles with milky whites, the future is now!

Candy Colored Pastels

Pastel colors are packing a sweet and powdery punch. A dose of white gives these colors gave a sweet and feminine touch to many products as seen in the Missoni Home photo above as well as the previous photo.

 

Pops of Neon and Ombre'd Out

Splashes of neon add energy and are invigorating. This is a trend that sneaking in here and there and seems to be going strong without overkill at least in the home furnishings arena . I really enjoyed the youthfulness of the above booth. I did feel like all of the ombre touches on the other hand are becoming a bit tired. I felt like I was ombre'd out, from candles to pillows to wallpaper, the ombre I saw didn't feel as unexpected as it once did.

Gilded Age

Metallics were shining bright. Copper and brass were abundant as well as polished gold. These metallics were not about a distressed finish, instead shiny and slick was the name of the game.

 

Check back later this week for more of my France adventures, à_bientôt!