Maison & Object 2013
September’s Maison & Objet in Paris is the big showcase for the Autumn/Winter collections of the international design world
The period lends itself perfectly to the unveiling of outdoor furnishings, so companies such as Fermob, Tribu, Emu, Gloster and Manutti, and Vondom had a significant presence. There were news about collections at Gloster, which launched Bella and Vista collections by Carsten Astheimer; Tribu, which launched the Tosca collection by Monica Armani.
The objet part of the fair’s title is important – this is where to find the best of the world’s tabletop designs, and usual suspects Michaël Verheyden, Christofle, Dibben, Normann Copenhagen and Non Sans Raison all augmented our kitchen and dining wishlists.
Outside the vast hangers of the Parc d’Exposition, into the galleries of the Marais and St Germain uncovered a beautiful collection by Damien Langlois-Meurinne for Gallerie Pouenat, a brilliant exhibition of glass sculptures by Fabrica at Christian Lacroix.