December 19, 2016 / Luxury Lifestyle

Design Report: What's New From Paris

Luxury Defined rounds up highlights of the Maison&Objet fair to see what will be appearing in stores – and hence in our homes – in 2017 and beyond


There's nothing quite like the annual Maison&Objet fair in Paris to whet the appetites of interior designers. With the great and the good of European design houses all present and correct, the next big thing in homewares, lighting, furnishings, and accessories is sure to be found here – along with countless other trends and fresh ideas for today's stylish homes.

The Lipsticks rug, from Seletti's humorous <i>TOILETPAPER</i> collaboration; cotton and polyester, 194×280cm; also available in a circular design. Banner image: Selection of WW Chairs by graphic design agency Studio Makgill, for London’s H Furniture, available from M&O exhibitor Zetteler.Italian design house Seletti is well known for its tongue-in-cheek homewares, and has created many iconic pieces, including Pop Art-style furniture, and the plywood Sending Animals storage units. Its latest offerings continue a collaboration with the image-only magazine TOILETPAPER, this time launching a collection of rugs, cushions, tableware, and ceramics, all printed with bold, playful graphics.

Fermi's Collect Lighting range; choose between 12 different sockets, long or short, and shades in blue, gray, black, rose pink, and brass.Scandinavian style is as popular as ever, and Ferm Living has continued to expand on its range of stylish modern Danish designs, with the smart metal Herman stacking stools – in muted tones of gray, pink, rust, and soft blue – and the mix-and-match Collect lighting. With a plethora of options, you can create your own unique and vast constellation of pendant lamps. The colors of these new products support the idea, seen throughout the Parisian fair, that blush pink, inky gray, and yellow ocher are here to stay for a while yet.

My Terrazza wallpaper from ENOstudio, in white with blue detailing; also available in dark blue and pink, both with multicolored detailing.Acclaimed for its inventive and classic sense of style, French company ENOstudio – creator of the solid “gold bar” doorstop – chose M&O in its home city to launch its My Terrazza range of wallpapers. The trend for terrazzo has been gaining momentum since Max Lamb’s Man-Made Marble launched at Milan’s 2014 Salone del Mobile (the 2017 event runs April 4th-9th). The new wallpapers come in three colorways, with the pink and dark blue feeling particularly of the moment. 

So-Sage suspended lighting from Petite Friture. Six different glass sausages are available, individually or in combinations of three or five.Carrying on the light-hearted theme was Petite Friture and its new glass-pendant lighting collection, So-Sage, by London-born designer Sam Baron. Designed to be hung in groups – in much the same way as a butcher might display sausages – the So-Sage pendants come in groups, or you can just opt for a lone sausage. Simple and witty.

The weatherproof Dock range of modular seating, by EMU; various elements are available for combinations to suit all spaces, in colorways black, white, and shades of blue, green, gray, and brown.More than two years in designing and making was Dock, a brand-new modular sofa system by the Italian outdoor furniture company EMU, designed by Germany’s Sebastian Herkner. Made up of easily assembled elements, Dock features different bases and backrests of various heights that can be assembled in a host of ways, to create inviting daybeds, armchairs, sofas, and loungers, finished off with bright and comfortable overstuffed cushions.

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Gabby Deeming
is a writer and journalist who has edited House & Garden magazine