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A la Francaise: Our Maison & Objet Report


A la Francaise: Our Maison & Objet Report

October 12, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Francesca (my fellow Remodelista design maven) and I found ourselves in Paris, surveying Maison & Objet by day and wandering the streets around the Marais by night. Here’s a visual account of our favorite moments from the twice-yearly design fair, in no particular order:

Laura Gonzalez, Designer of the Year

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Above: A residential project by Laura Gonzalez.

Interior designer and architect Laura Gonzales was awarded the 2019 Maison & Objet  Designer of the Year award for “the magic she’s worked on Lapérouse, Hotel Christine, the Brasserie La Lorraine, and the Cartier stores in Paris, Stockholm and Zurich. At 37, the prolific and talented architect and designer continues to stamp her glammed-up mix and match style on projects around the world.”

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Above L: We were especially taken with Laura’s custom-designed shiny lacquered Armchair Madras. Above R: A collection of Laura’s Natural Light Acropora pieces.


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Above: Belgian homeware company Serax recently launched a collection of porcelain plates, cutlery, and glassware designed by Ann Demeulemeester. See the collection here.
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Above: We love Vincent Van Duysen dinnerware line for Serax. As the company says, “the glasses are vaguely reminiscent of medieval chalices, and the carafes of different sizes serve all purposes. The cutlery and wooden accessories are also no-nonsense, a tad nostalgic, while at the same time very contemporary.”

Scarlette Ateliers

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Above: Scarlette Ateliers is a home linen, tableware, and small objects collection from India by way of Paris. (The line is used in the Scarlette New Delhi guest house in India, run by the owners of the company.)

Verso Design

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Above: We’ve been fans of mother/daughter-owned Finnish basket company Verso for a while now, so we were happy to see they’ve expanded their line to include additional storage pieces. Above, a set of Lastu birch baskets,

Trimm Copenhagen

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Above: Trimm Copenhagen, founded by sailmaker Tim Nielsen and designer Rikke Gjorlund in 2010, offering inspired goods for the home made with sailcloth and nautical rope and hardware.


adico outdoor seating
Above: We’ve admired the outdoor furniture from Adico in Portugal in the past, so we were delighted to see the pieces in person, including the Pedro Sottomayor-designed Cadiera chairs and tables, inspired by a classic Portuguese street café chair.
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Above: The Fica-L Lounge Chair, part of the Fica collection of settees, tables, and more, is available in a wide range of colorways.


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Above: We especially liked the oven-proof ceramic Ceto Dish line from Danish company Muubs.
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Above: A new-to-us rug collection from Chuf Chuf Chuftalo features graphic artisan-made rugs; we especially like the Neelwa line, handmade in Afghanistan.

For more Paris posts, see:

The Paris Review: 5 New Design Destinations for Your Itinerary

Shopper’s Diary: Savadi Maison in Paris, an Emporium Celebrating the Handmade

Vintage French Style You Can Rent: Madame de la Maison in Paris

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