Maison & Objet 2019 – part one

Super design fair Maison & Objet took place in January in Paris and here is finally my report. Expect a season with dusty, earthy colours perhaps paired with yellow and colours blue and white. In this section we will also have time to look at some new furniture pieces as well.

To sum up Maison & Objet is like summing up the whole fair season. As seen on my other reports we are looking less at patterns and more on surfaces and colours. There are very few new objects in general. When I went to Frankfurt fair Ambiente there was talks about a new cookery system. We want a combined rice cooker, overnight oatmeal machine, crock pot etc – all in one. At least new. Nothing we have seen before. When it comes to interior design in general, there are quite few new things. The picture above with vases and the picture below with plates are from two different brands and perhaps the newest of the things I saw at the fair.

Super talent Sebastian Herkner was guest of honour and at his installation we can start to talk about the colours. Because 2019 is all about colours. His easy chair in beige, apricot, red and dusty pink. And a blue back wall. I don’t know what to call this colour combination. It’s not easy. It’s not like these colours automatically fits anyone’s home. But they are trendy.

Tom Dixon worked in the same colour context.

As did this stand.

At the trend installation of the fair. Earthy colours, rounded shapes. No patterns except for lines.


A more busy picture. Maison & Objet is not a´only about individual objects but also settings. But you see the colours and playfulness in structure. Almost silky and shiny carpet, matte sofa and no flowers…

Basically the same colours at Missoni Home.

I really think we should give this colour combination some sort of name. It is very 2019 and I am 100% sure we wont see it next year. The green, the blue, the mustard, the apricot and the red… Its not like a bird or anything tropical. Not really retro. Nothing edible. Well it is the Chinese year of the pig so perhaps we should call this “pig colours”.

Moving on. I will talk more about colours in the next feed – but let’s stick to some pieces of furniture. At the fair we absolutely saw a lot of velvet. Still. But I noticed how all of a sudden most stools got squared shaped.

So if you are getting a stool for 2019 – make it a square one.

Speaking of small furniture pieces – I do believe we will see more of this in the future. Small sofas. Perhaps perfect for the hallway. But in general I think we will live in smaller spaces or share spaces. How about all those “millennials” that still live at home with their mother. This could be a perfect sofa for them. This by Paola Navone for Gervasoni.




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[…] We continue reporting from mega fair Maison & Objet. With 600 new exhibiting brands (in total 2910) and almost 85 000 visitors this is one of the largest in the season. In this section I will talk about graphical and artistic details and colours blue and white. You can of course see my finds on other colours here. […]