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All Roads Lead to Paris: Interior Trends from MAISON & OBJET

A closer look at the interior design trends emerging from this iconic design fair.

Jon Sharpe
By Jon Sharpe, Chief Creative Officer
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Paris is renewed with energy every year as designers reveal their furniture, lighting and accessories at the Paris Deco-Off and MAISON & OBJET design fairs. Hosted earlier this month, these two events bring together interior designers and brands from across the globe. Not only do they cement the prediction for interior design trends that year but they also offer plenty of inspiration and excitement for your next project. The LuxDeco team found that some trends are proving themselves to be timeless, alongside new styles that capture the imagination. Examples include the plethora of curves, textured fabrics and outdoor-inspired collections on display. New movements have emerged too like high-shine lacquer detailing and statement lighting that mixes materials.

1. Curves continue to captivate…

Curves have been popular within interior design for the last few years and it's easy to understand why. The contoured surfaces add interest to spaces but still feel calming and clean. Contemporary makers, Eichholtz took advantage of this with their latest sofas and side tables that featured subtle and soft edges. These are the perfect pieces for those trying to combine sophistication with comfort. This trend also echoes through to accessories as Gardeco and L’Objet presented hand-made artefacts with smooth edges and spherical forms. 

2. Lacquered finishes challenge the reign of matte...

High impact and high shine are on the horizon as brands celebrate details with these reflective finishes. Accessories maker, Michael Aram showcased intricate gold detailing on a black ground. Lacquered feet on armchairs and sofas added a playful touch to furniture and lighting. Fine furniture brand, Duistt also highlighted colourful feet in a high-shine finish within their latest collection. We are likely to see interior designers experimenting with contrasting finishes in the future, challenging the dominance of matte surfaces we have seen for so long. 

3. Indoor-outdoor living goes to the next level...

Outdoor design which has been a growing area of interest in a post-pandemic world is showing no signs of slowing. Fine candle makers Baobab presented a range of outdoor candles to add glow to your patio design whilst specialists Point Living and Talenti highlighted new teak finishes. Italian outdoor makers, Ethimo pushed the boundary with their outdoor gym, crystallising a growing appetite for indoor-outdoor living. 

4. Boucle and textured fabrics still sing...

Boucle has a rich history, it was first introduced to furniture by legendary designer, Eero Saarinen. In tandem, fashion designer, Coco Chanel utilised this textured woven fabric to create her iconic two-piece suits. The curled fibres that cover its surface attract audiences with their tactile nature. Particularly pictured in white, boucle feels both neutral and inviting. Brands like Duistt paired this popular fabric with lacquered wood to create a refreshing contrast of materials in their new collection of furniture.

5. Mixed materials bear fruit...

Creative combinations are nothing new when it comes to interior design but new material matches will prove to be intriguing this season. Lighting specialists like Officina Luce bring together inventive design and crafted expertise in their beautifully abstract pieces. Glass, metal and stone were carved and cut in romantic forms that play with light whilst dispersing it in a space. Interior designers will no doubt utilise these statement fixtures in schemes that seek to excite and inspire from impressive reception rooms to expansive hotel lobbies.