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Maison&Objet 2014


Paris’s beloved bi-annual design fair Maison&Objet kicks off four days of home-fashion fabulousness on Friday, 24 January (on until 28 January 2014). Among the multiple halls offering inspiration, ideas and covetable homeware at every turn, highlights always include the selection of superbly curated exhibitions on show. This January, Maison&Objet presents six rising talents from Turkey, in partnership with the Tasarim Publishing Group, showcasing a cross section of amazing design, from jewellery to furniture. Meet the six designers in Hall 7, or get a sneak peek of some of their work here.

  • Industrial designer Şule Koç juggles size and scale in innovative surfaces and furniture that is both sculptural and practical. Her award-winning Stone&More decorative natural wall lining has our attention, along with the rest of her highly original work.
  • Burcu Büyükünal creates striking, streamlined jewellery from Plexiglas, silicone and titanium, which she pairs with traditional precious metals. We’re smitten with her origami-inspired rings.
  • Sustainably minded interior designer Ceren Başgöze upcycles old furniture and lighting fixtures to generate invigorated new pieces that’ll have you looking twice.
  • Deniz Duru experiments with a myriad different species of wood to craft furniture that references 1950s modernism while making a thoroughly modern, ‘now’ statement.
  • Award-winning industrial designer Umut Demirel juggles geometry, mathematics and modularity in the creation of cleverly reinvented everyday objects.
  • Meriç Kara’s inventions are practical, clever and witty. The industrial designer, who spent a two-year stint at Italy's renowned Fabrica research workshop, has won numerous awards for her work, which runs the gamut from furniture and shoes to playful interventions and, as seen here, 'living' statements that are also beautiful and useful objects for the home.

Text Leigh Robertson