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Monthly Archives — October 2012

Micro Trends at Maison & Objet

By – On October 26, 2012 – In Blog, Maison & Objet With No comment

The show exhibited a tremendous amount of interesting designs by various artists across the world. Among their work there are 5 micro trends that consistently popped up among these designers. Animal Figures In different materials, functions, and décor are the use of animal figures. Furniture is taking shapes of animals such as the Animal Chair […]

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Maison & Objet: Material Focus

By – On October 26, 2012 – In Blog, Maison & Objet With No comment

As this year’s show focus on minimalism, elements, and the essentials, many of the exhibitors design products that explore raw materials from our natural world. Included are wood, paper, concrete, stone and metals, all done with a unique perception and understanding. 1. Wood was used most often in its raw form; twigs and branches producing […]

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Maison & Objet 2012: Yes Future!

By – On October 26, 2012 – In Blog, Maison & Objet With No comment

Celebrating the emergence of new technologies, this space by Vincent Gregoire focus on the innovative new world. Examining how these technologies influence designs of all fields, products show how “new materials and performances are sketching the future, combining senses and sensuality”. There is a strong emphasis of breaking the cycle of reproducing the out-dated and […]

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Maison & Objet 2012: Elements

By – On October 25, 2012 – In Blog, Maison & Objet With No comment

This space designed by Francois Bernard explores new emotions and sensations. It showcases new standards of living. The spaces combine “geometrical, archetypal, molecular, and abstract forms to achieve simple, poetic timelessness”. These forms intermingle and reinterpret the elements of water, air, earth, and fire. New interpretations “invite us to ‘dream’ of their forms, their surface […]

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Maison & Objet 2012- Minimum

By – On October 24, 2012 – In Blog, Maison & Objet With No comment

In this space, less is more. The key motto, “choosing the best by privileging less” examines designs which are no longer overly decorated and extrovertly extravagant. This is the “contemporary expression of an anti-bling-bling luxury”. Designs are minimalistic, inviting deep thoughts through the use of “bare geometry, simple lines, transparent materials, and lighter forms and […]

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