There’s little doubt that Maison et Objet Paris is the design fair to take note of every year, and 2016 was no different. We take a look at five of the quirky, creative and straight-up brilliant textures to come out of the show this year:
put a cork in it
These tables by Petite Friture bring cork right back into the spotlight with their geometric shapes and steel frames. They’re very simple in structure but the three dimensional cork also adds a fascinating feel to the table.
Eco Wallpaper has taken the age-old practice of covering your wall with paper into a different space, lifting and layering it to create depth and tactile interest where previously there was none.
Using melted down acrylic polymer and mineral powder, designer Troels Flensted has created fascinating surfaces that he calls ‘frozen moments’. The result is a one-of-a-kind side table that will punctuate your space.
Italian artist Paola Paronetto uses white clay and a ‘long, complex procedure’ done by hand to create these fragile, raw vases and vessels that look as flimsy as paper.
The current work of Kneip Studio explores the ever-evolving and slow process of oxidation on metals. Designers Jorgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud sculpt steel and then watch it slowly react and change colour as the chemical process of oxidation takes place.