If you prefer to reflect your personality through smaller pieces, look at accessories such as the scatter cushions from eno Studio’s Terrazzo collection, the Braid double candleholder in resin by Zaha Hadid, or a pair of Phare tea lights by Tomas Krai for Nude. The latter comprise a wide-based glass cylinder into which a gold cone-shaped tea light-holder is placed.
We particularly like the quirky Hidden Vases on the valerie objects stand at Maison & Objet. They started out as a research project by Rotterdam-based designer Chris Kabel and resulted in three models in metal, glass and ceramic.
Another highlight at Maison & Objet was Swarovski, which brought its Atelier Swarovski Home collection. The standout piece was Crystal Vase, designed by Aldo Bakker in blue or black diamond, and which complements the existing range of abstract modular vases in crystal, marble and pink onyx.
Inspiration for the floor was found at the Stepevi stand where three new collections were on show: Lace, Blossom and Luxxx. Blossom caught our eye, inspired by the buds of May and the rebirth of nature. As with every Stepevi collection, the colours have been chosen to represent certain ideas; Blossom’s Titanium Grey & Dark Gold colourway suggests a golden dawn breaking through the dark of night. An embossing technique is applied during the tufting process that creates a thick and tactile pile.