'Virtuous', was the inspiration theme for the bi-annual Maison & Objet Paris, the September 2018 edition.
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Focusing on sustainability, eco-living and concerns about socially-responsible lifestyles, this theme heralds the growth of conscious design and environmentally-friendly product making and sourcing. The theme was exemplified by this year's Maison & Object Designer of the Year, Ramy Fischler's installation.
Vincent Grégoire designed the Inspirations and Trends Space at Maison & Objet this autumn and in it he explores concepts associated with the "Virtuous" theme: "Responsible production is increasingly focusing on ‘makers’, artisanship and fair trade, with the emergence of upcycling and repairing. Environmental consciousness advocates for sustainable development, alternative materials and the ocean’s potential. Local sourcing stems from the need for traceability and the growing popularity of products manufactured domestically. Lastly, respect for our kin addresses the social dimension of the production process and the question of fairness that inevitably comes with it."
Explore the trends space at Maison & Objet here and watch the theme's presentation below.
The main trends, as seen at Maison & Objet this September, are a resurgence of soft pastels and botanical motifs, which were particularly strong and omnipresent throughout 2018. Metallics, especially brushed and matte gold is still the perfect accent for both dark and light interiors. Bright and bold colours and patterns, as well as ethnic and tribal motifs are central to textiles and wall decor design.
The principal interiors trends for this late 2018 and the coming year were best exmplified by the following designers.
1. The Super Texture collection by Tom Dixon demonstrates our new foudn love for handmade textile heirlooms in beautiful, vibrant colours.
2. Colour and pattern is a primordial motif in ceramics, and its latest trend iteration is best illustrated by the Mind Pop Design collection by Kapka.
3. Ceramics textures and shapes are some of the most interesting developments in product design of late. The array of colours and the innovative shapes from ment.no are every pottery lover's dream.
5. The colour combination of the year is: forest, sunshine and wine, with terracotta getting the nod for colour of the season AW2018. See our blogpost on autumnal decor inspiration here.
Botanicals are not going anywhere. Lush tropical motifs and more subdued plant patterns were present everythwere at the latest Paris Design Week, from wallpapers and wall hangings to tableware and textiles. Love botanicals, you'll love our blogpost on botanical decor here.
Scandinavian design is having a terrific transformation with natural materials and velvets softening its Nordic core.
Pink and pastels are perennial, as seen in this marvellous Brabbu livingroom. Best accented with gold and greenery.
After a period of stark minimalism, purely decorative objects are once again adorning our walls and mantles.
Wall decor is not just paintings and prints. Mirrors are now works of art and double as wall decoration.
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