Maison & Objet, September 2012 – Paris, Part 4: Fashionable Trends in Design for 2013

Unstained, natural wood - everywhere! Not only in the furniture pieces (see the bookcases below) but on many of the display facades and as decoration (see the wall art and tree forms below).

I also noticed quite a bit of fabric covered case pieces (i.e. dressers, etegeres, etc.) using lux fabrics like velvet, linen and leather, punctuated with nail heads and/or metal hardware. I saw alot of this at JNL in their Vanhamme Collection

Beautiful, pink velvet covered paneled closet doors - ooh la la!   Ladies, how would you like me to design a dressing room for you like this?.....Tres jolie!

Versace vases anyone?


Another terrific trend was the very chic Indoor/Outdoor furniture with some featuring a convertible or multi-functional element to it. For instance, take a look at these pieces by Sifas, Ego and Tribu:

For a more traditional style of chic indoor/outdoor furniture, Massant had these pieces that would work well with many of the homes in the states

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Kenneth Cobonpue had some of the most unique, funky chairs I have seen in a long time. My favorites were the Yoda and Dragnet. The Ziggy and the Rapunzel were uber comfortable, curiously woven, upholstered lounge chairs that would quickly invite conversation.

Remember the Le Sport Sac craze years ago? Well I think it has been reborn, but this time in the form of a luminaire! Sac Light by Forestier Paris, SPI Collection: