Our top picks from Paris Design Week 2019
With the September edition of Maison&Objet comes Paris Design Week, an event where the French and international design community takes to the streets of Paris for a rich calendar of events, cocktails, tours, and meetings, culminating in the celebration of emerging talents. Here’s a recap of some of our favorites, featuring standouts from Maison&Objet and the third edition of solo show 1000 Vases.
Maison&Objet is one of the largest lifestyle and design shows for professionals working in the art of living, bringing more than 100,000 people from more than 170 countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden or Portugal. Keep reading for our picks. maison-objet.com
design room colombia
Grouped under Procolombia— the Colombian government’s foreign investment arm— a group of five Colombian designers took a varied selection of their creations to the French capital, looking to show the ancestral and indigenous techniques of their crafts. Among them were Artesanías de Colombia, Del Portillo, Folies, Gres, and Mónica Urquijo, chosen to represent Colombia for this edition of Paris Design Week. colombiatrade.com.co
HKliving is a Dutch interior brand founded bij Emiel Hetsen and Sander Klaver. The brand creates accessible collections with products inspired by traditional and usable designs while respecting its history, always with a modern look and feel.
Their design process focuses on honoring an original style while also creating accessible products.
This was one of our favorite stands at the fair, with everything from the wicker-clad armoires to the geometric vases catching our eye. hkliving.nl
During the four-day fair, Spanish architect Laura Gonzalez was selected for 2019’s Maison&Objet Paris Designer of the Year Award. Already well-known in Paris, the architect has also started working overseas, spreading her “reworked classical” style to a host of restaurants, bars, hotels and stores. Her bold combinations mix fabrics, motifs, materials, colors and eras, resulting in a unique signature style. lauragonzalez.fr
An exception in the often conservative landscape of French furniture, Petite Friture boldly asserts its own distinctive aesthetic and a keen take on contemporary design. Thanks to the quality and creativity it has demonstrated by partnering with talented young French and Italian designers, the brand’s well designed products perfectly capture its zeitgeist while reaching a large audience through reasonable prices. Their stand really drew our attention, with its crisp, clean lines and pops of color. petitefriture.com
more highlights from Maison & Objet
Created by design platform Meet My Project, 1000 Vases asked over 50 designers from around the world to create their own interpretation and vision of what a vase should look like. The result is a celebration of design that brings together a variety of nationalities for the same creative goal. 1000vases.com