Last week we had the pleasure of visiting Paris for the vast world of Maison et Objet. For some of the NAB team, it was a new experience - but with an occasional flop on designer bean bags, we managed to navigate through all 8 halls!
A must on the design calendar, the show is a hub of inspiration for future gifts and a gouge for the direction of design to come next year. Walking through the immense halls, we saw it all. Everything from taxidermy to coat hangers and ping-pong tables. Andree Jardin to Seletti and Falcon.
We saw emerging designers like Joseph Meidan and his luminous sculptures. The popular trends propping up, from Ferm Living brass and marble luxury, to Tori Murphy's wonderful weaving. Clever ceramics and a DIY Scent warehouse from Tom Dixon. We even bumped into our friends at Block, who some of you may recognise from the September gift.
Behold, the Not-Another-Bill guide to the things we saw and loved at Maison et Objet 2014
The Tom Dixon Ephemeral Workshop where you could make you own scented Brick Diffusers.
Ceramics with something to say. From Pols Potten and Bloomingville.
Cacti sitting in Ferm Living brass pots and wonderful weaving in the Ethnic Hall
The Utilitarian Trend caught our eye: Kart by Degueldre and crate boxes stacked for display.
On the NAB Wish List:
The Cog Candelabra collection by Tom Dixon; Jonathan Adler Toulouse Dartboard
A-Move Portable radio from KreaFunk at House Doctor; A Studio Macura 'Lako' Book Stand
'The New Old Light' by Kimu Design; The quirky Balloon Bean Bag from Florence Jeffrain