Maison & Objet Paris: 5 things to look out for

With Singapore Art Week (SAW) almost coming to an end, we’ve seen our fair share of awe-inspiring exhibitions. From Art Stage to Singapore Contemporary, SAW has been a platform for artists in the region to showcase their talent and represent the arts scene in Asia. Design aficionados can rejoice, though. Also taking place this week is one of the major exhibitions of the design world – Maison & Objet.

Held bi-annually, Maison & Objet sets the pace for interior design trends for years to come. Whenever the trade show comes to Paris, the City of Light sees more than 80,000 professionals from all over the world fly in to order merchandise – or find new sources of inspiration.

As Paris is a 14-hour flight away and we’re still attending Singapore Contemporary this weekend, it would be nice if we could just clone ourselves so we could be in both places at once. But keep calm, as Maison & Objet will come to our shores in just two months, from the 7th to 10th March 2017. In the meantime, here are the highlights of the show in Paris – just so you don’t suffer from FOMO.

(Main image credit: Grand Musée du Parfum)

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Brunno Jahara & Specimen Editions

French contemporary design brand, Specimen Editions, is no stranger to collaborating with talented artists. This time, they are presenting works by Brazilian designer Brunno Jahara, a Rio native who studied in Brasilia before working at the Fabrica avec Jaime Hayon – and then proceeded to open his own studio in Sao Paulo.

The neo-tropical collection features ceiling lights, table lamps and fruit bowls marries woven Brazilian palm leaves with metal and brass details in an elegant mix of contemporary styles and local cultural traditions.

(Image credit: Specimen Editions)


Cécile Preziosa

A member of the Ateliers d’Art de France (a group of French artists) since 2016, ceramic artist Cecile Preziosa will be exhibiting for the very first time at Craft, Métiers d’Art.

She will be presenting her beautiful stoneware and porcelain creations which include plates, dishes, bowls, cups, tumblers, jugs and salad bowls that infuse a touch of timeless poetry into day-to-day life.

(Image credit: Cécile Preziosa)


Grand Musée du Parfum

This independent museum is set in the heart of a beautiful private mansion in the Rive Droite. The exhibition, spanning four floors, is designed by Parisian agency Projectiles and retraces the history of perfume from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

Visitors will be taken on a sensory experience as the exhibit features interactive terminals, a perfume organ dreamt up by Jason Bruges Studio, and other technical and artistic devices.

(Image credit: Grand Musée du Parfum)


Les Gambettes

Playing the nostalgia card successfully is Les Gambettes – who makes a range of ‘‘prêt-à-porter” furniture. The duo behind the brand successfully combines decoration and fashion with a nod to the Fifties to create beautiful and unique items for the home.

Designs include printed motifs such as palm leaves of Le Tropical Summer and a playful selection of primary or pastel colours – so that their customers can find a suitable one according to their own style.

(Image credit: Les Gambettes)


Aurélie Abadie & Sauques Samuel

The designer-maker couple is located in Lorient in Brittany since 2008. They have been working with glass casting and antique techniques – in which they create objects in small series. Their works play upon “sensitive space” and feature mini structures made of glass.

(Image credit: Mineral Design) 

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