There was plenty to ad­mire at the Mai­son&Ob­jet ai­son&Ob­jet de­sign fair in Paris, where the fo­cus f for many was on home­wares with a pol­ished yet hand­crafted feel.

Australian House & Garden - - DECORATING -

1 Trea­sures from the Mid­dle East Marc Dibeh was one of the young Le­banese de­sign­ers hailed as a ris­ing tal­ent. He showed prod­ucts like this ‘Camille’ cake­stand and fur­ni­ture pieces made from ex­treme stone. The cake­stand is from a range of every­day prod­ucts in­spired by me­mories (mar­ 2 Colour­ful weaves There were lots of vi­brant, rus­tic tex­tiles at the fair and a plethora of mak­ers, in­clud­ing Faye Too­good with her new ‘Criss-Cross 1’ blan­ket de­signs for Span­ish tex­tile com­pany Teix­i­dors. With their nat­u­ral-hued fin­ish and coloured stitch­ing, the blan­kets are made from wool that’s been washed to achieve a soft, felt-like fin­ish (fayetoo­; teix­i­ 3 Metal as any­thing The metal­lic trend has calmed down a bit but still fea­tured in ev­ery­thing from light­ing to bar trol­leys and out­door fur­ni­ture. Al­var Aalto’s A330S ‘Golden Bell’( 3A) wall light in Brass by Artek is a time­less piece that in­jects just the right shot of bling (ani­ The dura­bil­ity of metal makes it a clear win­ner for out­door fur­ni­ture. These Stu­dio Brichet Ziegler-de­signed ‘Week-End’ pieces for Petite Fri­t­ure ( 3B) show­case re­fined forms with a rugged sen­si­bil­ity (pe­tite­fri­t­ 4 Time-hon­oured style The over­ar­ch­ing feel of the fair was hand­crafted, be­spoke and artis­tic. Dutch de­sign­ers Ste­fan Scholten and Ca­role Bai­jings showed this serene retro-in­spired col­lec­tion of porce­lain ves­sels and plates in or­ganic shapes (scholtenbai­; 5 La dolce vita Un­der­stated lux­ury was the theme at ex­clu­sive Ital­ian home­wares mar­que Giobag­nara, where exquisitely crafted pieces – in­clud­ing trays, drinks trol­leys, bowls, small boxes and bas­kets – were dis­played. Each is fash­ioned from leather in a beau­ti­ful colour pal­ette by the house’s creative di­rec­tor, Stéphane Par­men­tier, who for­merly worked for Karl Lager­feld (giobag­ 6 Child’s play Gor­geous pieces for ju­nior style-set­ters were in abun­dance at EO, a Dan­ish con­tem­po­rary de­sign house that had a line-up of de­signer pieces, among them The Zoo col­lec­tion fea­tur­ing ‘Whale’ ( 6A), de­signed as an homage to tex­tile house Kvadrat’s best­selling fab­ric Halling­dal 65; and the whim­si­cal yet sturdy Takeshi Sawada-de­signed ‘Bambi’ stool in faux fur ( 6B;;

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