Hi All! I thought I would start the new decade with a new blog and there is no better January topic for me than my annual trip to Paris Deco Off and the Maison et Objet tradeshows. As I think you will all know I am never happier than when seeking out new talent, new products, and new inspiration.
The annual trade fairs debut artful decorative pieces and collections with collaborations and installations infusing Paris’s unique spaces with colour, texture and inventive display – a feast for the creative mind and a gift to be able to bring back a hoard of ideas and products to work into our projects for the coming year.
I am going to share here with you a few of my favourite finds.
First up I was thrilled to stumble upon the talent of Dorian Guo. This self taught painter has developed a style which in his words is “an artistic universe at the crossroads of Chinese and French cultures” putting a fresh perspective on traditional myths and historical documents. Dorian hand paints the finest detailed designs which are printed as wallpaper.
Off the Wall
Luxurious wall finishes were in the spotlight with some stunning collaborations. Firstly Milanese Marta Sala and British Fromental collaborated to showcase their designs in a series of vignettes in Sala’s Parisian flat to huge acclaim.
Further along the Left Bank India Mahdavi and de Gournay got together to wow us with Abassi in the Sky and Chez Nina.
Think pink! Appearing in upholstery and accessories we spotted pink in every hue.
Paola Paronetto’s signature vessels in every shade.
And when it comes to passmenterie there was just one whisper on everyone’s lips … Michael Aiduss the creator of this Villa Kerylos inspired range of hand embroidered trims and braids for Houlès.
And of course I popped into see the dreamy installation by Atelier Vime in their charming 5th floor apartment.