TA-DAAN goes to Maison&Objet!
We were super excited to be a Media Partner for the leading European fair for Design, Home Decor and Lifestyle. Maison&Objet 2023 took place in Paris at the Parc des Exposition – Villepinte from the 19th-23rd of January.
The fair gathers twice a year, with thousands of exhibitors from all over the world making it the perfect place to spot new releases and upcoming trends related to the world of interior design and home decor.
Although the exhibition is mainly devoted to Design, there was a whole hall dedicated to crafts, where handcrafted savoir-faire and design intertwined. We started off our visit by this very hall, but we had so much fun wandering around all 7 large halls of M&O and discovering so many eye-catching products and intriguing niche crafts!
As we did for Homo Faber 2022, Here you can find some of our highlights and discoveries of the fair!
Our highlights at Maison&Objet 2023
Les Lover Collection
Isabelle and Veronique of La LanguOchat developed the “Les Lovers” collection featuring unique & evocative lingerie chandeliers, all handmade in France. The intimates sculptures are made with copper wire textile and illuminated by a hanger shaped led bulb.
A conversation piece sure to spice up any indoor space!
These colorful vases truly caught our attention! So much so, that we needed to take a closer look and couldn’t believe our ears when we discovered the material they’re made of.
The artisan and artist Luisa Maisel let us know that these vases are made of thousands of tiny porcelain balls, which are individually rolled, colored and then put together into the desired shape. The “Bubblegum collection” is truly a visual pleasure to the point that we had to stop ourselves from taking a bite out of them!
La Ceba Som Tots
“La Ceba som tots” (“Onion we all are”) is one of the textile projects by Josep Safont, winner of the Rising Talents Craft Awards 2023.
Only by getting closer to this craft piece you begin to understand that it’s not made of ordinary textile scraps, but with onion peels!
Josep took a bunch of onion skins, heat treated them and then sewed them together creating an unconventional bio-textile.
The aim of Josep is to challenge the ideas we have surrounding “waste”, making us question, why can’t rubbish have a second life and elevate its status from discarded to re-valued? Making us see that in the end, it all depends on time & dedication we put into to experimenting with new materials and the techniques we use to transform it!
In the picture shown, a detail shot of the pieces he created and showcased at M&O.
Glassblown Jellyfish Chandelier
This was for sure one of the most photographed hubs in Hall 5 (our beloved craft sector)! The bright floating jellyfish hung over our heads and made eyes turn up to the sky.
The chandeliers by Florence Lemoine are made from blown glass and braided wicker inspired by marine jellyfish, for a soft and warm lighting effect.
+90 shades of candles
This was a nice catch, definitely outside of our “comfort zone”, (our craft sector). The pop of colors, the interesting yet humble shapes and our love for candles made us stop by and it was really worth it!
As you approach Ester & Erik’s stand, you’re immediately enticed by the sea of candles and their hues. Each and every one of them is dipped and colored, by hand in more than 90 shades, guaranteeing that just about anyone can find the exact hue they’re looking for to suit their personal design aesthetics!
We had an amazing experience and the fair is really worth a visit! So if you haven’t already, make sure to grab a ticket for the next one coming September 2023!