Maison&Objet: on the road to the new worlds of 2024.

During the Maison&Objet exhibition, which ran from 18 to 22 January, and during the Déco Off presentations in Paris, designers and brands celebrated natural materials. The world of plants, minerals and water were showcased in a number of collections. In terms of colour, we were happy to find lush accents to complement the neutral tones that still form the basis of interior design. The tone was set in the trends area, orchestrated by Elisabeth Leriche, trend hunter, director of the eponymous style agency and a member of the Observatoire de la Maison for Maison&Objet Paris, with an abundance of shimmering patterns and colours, plant motifs and geometric rhythms, supple, undulating shapes and creations in which ceramics, braids and hand-weaving recall the beauty of handicrafts.

Traduction | Céline Nickmans
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Maison&Objet: op weg naar de nieuwe werelden van 2024.
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The great return of colour

After several seasons where neutral colours dominated, summer 2024 begins with shades borrowed from the cultures of Oceania, Asia, Latin America, India and Africa. With the Oceania, Doany and Australia collections, the Baobab collection brand for scented candles and home perfumes has chosen to evoke Aboriginal art, with mouth-blown glass designs, tribal motifs and graphic designs in crocheted raffia, as well as African creativity, with designs created by Uniwax artists in Abidjan.

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Baobab Collection

In home textiles and wallpaper, Casamance develops graphic and unusual prints inspired by contemporary Mexican designers, organic shapes, lush patterns and exceptional materials that beautifully imitate natural fibres, with contrasting matt and gloss effects. While the new paint colours signed Flamant by Tollens. Pop Yellow, Electro Blue, Samba Red and Bollywood Pink bring a touch of warmth to the existing range, which mainly focuses on mid-tones.

VILLAS Decoration Maison&Objet janv 2024


VILLAS Decoration Maison&Objet janv 2024


A tribute to craftsmanship

The Serax, brand, which often works with ceramics, has four new collections of lighting fixtures made of porcelain, papier-mâché and terracotta, plaster, grey or coloured concrete. The designs, which magnify light, are by Anita Le Grelle, Marie Michielssen, Patrick Paris and Thijs Prinsen. Primitive or geometric shapes enhance the raw, authentic materials. The Libeco brand invites us to the Greek islands, inspired by traditional Hellenic decors and new shades of blue and grey to cover cushions and a new two-seater blanket. The heavily washed linen is enriched with a striped ganse in pure linen. At the table, the graphic designs are repeated on a linen voile, which is also used for napkins.

VILLAS Decoration Maison&Objet janv 2024


VILLAS Decoration Maison&Objet janv 2024


Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen combines Danish craftsmanship and designer Gudmundur Ludvik’s Icelandic minimalism with the Timbur (meaning “wood” in Icelandic) teak outdoor sofa. With its subtly curved backrest and the rounded edges of the wide armrests, which can be used as a side table for a cup of tea or a small plate, the clean lines do not sacrifice functionality. The Embrace Outdoor collection, designed by Eeos and consisting of tables, chairs, lounge chairs and sofas, offers a timeless Scandinavian style that combines the finesse of the wood with the comfort of the upholstered cushions.

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Carl Hansen

The importance of organic shapes

At Marie’s Corner,, the Urbana sofa has been adapted into a modular version to create a living room that cultivates the art of curves. The Urbana and Utah armchairs are enveloping and cosy and fit easily into small spaces. The new Baxter sofa bed and the more rectilinear Waterloo complete the existing ranges.

At Dôme Deco, the trend is also towards organic shapes and natural materials and colours. The wooden console Merida and the dining table Kalmar with its ribbed wooden base fit perfectly into this ubiquitous trend, which is also reflected in the chairs upholstered in fur, bouclette and re-woven fabrics.

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Marie’s Corner

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Ethnicraft expands its Eléments collection with a range of softened geometric pieces: round and rectangular coffee and side tables, mushroom-shaped tables, elegant console tables… A soft, minimalist design. When it comes to storage, the PI sideboard is available with 2, 3 or 4 doors and the Roller Max TV storage unit has two sliding doors and an internal drawer. And let’s not forget the essential shelves, made of curved, sculptural panels.

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Materials and walls in the spotlight

Material effects are in the spotlight when it comes to wallcoverings.

Thanks to digital printing, our walls are adorned with visual weave effects on Vinyl, which is virtuous (PVC-free, solvent-free, chlorine-free). The manufacturer Masureel offers a sisal print laminated on fleece. The printed natural fibres reveal the imperfections of silk, rustic and refined beads. The graphic and floral Joy collection is combined with Rock, which looks more mineral, with trompe-l’œil materials. This range of wallcoverings includes mica, developed in four colours, sprayed and laminated on fleece. With terazzo or cement tiles, plaster effect or marble mosaic, the material imitations are breathtaking.

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Arte plays the haute couture card with hand-embroidered upholstery decorated with pearls (Le Couturier, which requires 2 hours of embroidery to make 1 m2, and La Perle). Their recent collections have fringes imitating raffia, worked like a jacquard fabric. The Riverbank silky jacquard, with its Japanese look, has been revisited in a more contemporary spirit and combined with the Gilded Heritage model, decorated with gold leaf. With matt and glossy effects, real raffia or lacquered cork (model Alentejo Cork), glossy and mineral textures (model Canyon), nubucke effect and embroidery, Arte dares everything, even marquetry with the evocation of the rising sun and a wood veneer cut into fine strips, creating a radiant pattern (model Sunburst). Some wall coverings, such as Kanso, with its velvety skin and geometric patterns, also have acoustic properties.

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At Omexco 3 new collections: Intuition, which combines the textures of abaca, ramie, raffia and braided p ndan in a play of wefts and stripes. Archipelago takes us back to the worlds of the sea, the lustre of shells, the natural brilliance of mica and the richness of capiz. Finally, Rivage, designed in collaboration with Miami-based Studio Dado, evokes water and land in a playful interplay of patterns. Its virtuous manufacturing process and enhanced durability make it a “High Performance” upholstery.

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Zimmer Rhode, celebrates the timeless aesthetic of classic geometric patterns – the square, the diamond, the chessboard – in a clever play on geometry. It highlights architectural details, coffered ceilings, terrazzo floors and the interiors of Greco-Roman or Palladian villas. His collection for 2024, titled Proportio, is dominated by the Spazio model in a palette of unexpected colours.

VILLAS Decoration Maison&Objet janv 2024

Zimmer Rhode

When it concerns rugs, sophisticated rustic materials come first. They are characterised by nuanced colours and hand-spun silk for a luxurious feel. The spirit of wabi-sabi is cultivated with artisanal techniques, hand knots and delicate imperfection. At Angelo Rugs, which covered the floor of the Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp hotel with its Majestic quality, and made the piece carpet in the living room of architect Louis-Herman de Koninck’s Villa Paquebot in Knokke-le-Zoute, uses Silky and Majestic, made from bamboo silk mixed with jute or undyed wool, for a soft feel with a hint of roughness.

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Angelo Rugs

Ionnyk, the leading specialist in connected digital art frames, has unveiled the large-format Maxine (128 x 103 cm), as well as the Studio Prestige concept, which allows users to create their own photo collection and art gallery to display their favourite photos. This is in addition to the 1,500 artworks and 100 artists from 20 countries that Ionnyk already offers. A great idea to liven up our indoor walls.

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A taste of summer

When it comes to outdoor furniture, the brands offer large format and generous sizes. Gommaire, offers a two-person daybed, new armchairs and a new sofa in the Mieke collection. On the decorative front, there are large glazed terracotta amphorae and woven baskets for plants. For interiors, there is a new finish for the Jules armchair and two additional sizes for the coffee tables in the Day Collection, as well as candlesticks (Musti) and cutlery to create attractive summer meals.

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Fermob breaks the boundaries between indoor and outdoor with smart furniture: the Picolino multifunctional wall shelf and the Cache Pot plant stand in new colours: marshmallow, gingerbread and pesto. The iconic Bistro chair has been reinvented in a folding and hanging valet version and a 2-seater bench version. And the nomadic Aplô lamp has a host of new uses: it can be adapted as a wall lamp, hung from a tree with a strap, placed on its magnetic base or attached to a base to become a floor lamp.

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Vincent Sheppard offers his lightweight aluminium furniture with airy fabrics in the new colour Dune White. The Cleo armchair and Lilo lounge and side tables form an elegant and discreet ensemble. With the Oda collection, this publisher offers a true outdoor lounge that is just as elegant as an indoor model. The new Maru table (for indoors) has a spectacular handmade slatted base.

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Vincent Sheppard

Last but not least, Corston has produced a new wall lamp for the garden and a range of brass door plates and handles in pink champagne, polished nickel and black, as well as dark brown, gunmetal style, a more subtle shade than black.

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