Maison et Objet Paris 2016 had one more edition, the first this year. The fair unites the most distinguished designers, architects and best furniture brands to celebrate design, and interior design trends. Have a look at the selection of 2016 trends found at decor salon.
Interior design trends: fantastic animals at the upper end of collectible design, and with a wealth of abstract animals, cardboard hunting trophies, neo-totems, and ceramic robots in between, designers are offering quite some choice of things to collect dust on one’s fireplace or shelf in the years to come.
Interior Design Trends: Korean home design, until recently completely unknown in the West, has been the star of this year’s Maison et Objet. With an unmatched craftsmanship and a surprising and refreshing aesthetic, Korean craftsmen and designers are bringing a breath of fresh air to high-end furnishings and decorative arts – particularly strong are the ceramics, and artefacts in wood.
2016 trends: this travel toothbrush, which cleans teeth without the need for a toothpaste, was a star of the fair, with many visitors stocking up on free samples. The Misoka Travel Toothbrush cleans teeth only with water, thanks to the special minerals that the brush hairs contain. The appeal is obvious for those who travel frequently.
Home decoration trends: If there is one thing we will definitely see more of in the coming years, it is new synthetic and natural materials, used in everything from furniture to lighting and jewelry. Black cork (pictured); a new blend of resin and plaster called Jesmonite and used by Pinch in a low table; Corian, used in benches by Made in Ratio; or PMMA (a form of plexiglas) used to create benches and consoles by Luxis, all for your living room design.
Home decoration trends: (Left picture) A traditional lamp consists of a source of light, and a fabric lampshade to soften, magnify, and disperse the light. There is a notable trend, however, towards the use of wood instead: sometimes as a mesh or grid instead of a shade, but more recently also as a single, flat surface, off which the light simply reflects. (Center picture) Designers are rethinking the long-neglected humble vase in a number of ways this year. New kinds of waterproof paper have been used by brands such as Octaevo to create soft, foldable vases in bright colors.
Interior design trends: another home design trend seen at Maison et Objet Paris 2016 is cobalt blue.
Interior Design Trends: The resurgence of rough, wild, almost monstrous forms and materials in interior design has been noted already – indeed, it is the theme of Maison & Objet Paris 2016. Yet the trend is real, and continues unabated. From the animal-shaped consoles, lamps, and shelves, to the animal figurines, faux hunting trophies, biomorphic chairs, and tapestries everywhere, the natural world is being welcomed into our houses with a renewed vigor.