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Maison&Objet January 2019: Trends and data

MAISON&OBJET in its recent edition of January 2019 has hosted 84,236 visitors, of which 43,556 French and 37,880 international guests from 160 countries. The figure is slightly decreasing compared to the record set in the January 2018 edition, but considering the turbulent context in France in the preceding weeks, the quality of attendance has remained at a high level, and appreciated by the exhibitors.

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Scandinavian design in Helsinki: Design district, shopping destinations and a culinary stop

If you think Scandinavia is the home of design, you’re not mistaken. But if you think Finland has a marginal role, well, this time you’re wrong!

Finland not only gave birth to Alvar Aalto but it is also the real home of design: it is not only Artek, the Finnish design company founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, it’s Iittala, Marimekko, Arabia, Aarikka, Jopo… Design comes in daily and you will easily find Iittala glasses in bars and restaurants, as well as napkins and paper glasses of Marimekko offered in Finnair flights. In the end, the sense of design is just that, in everyday life! Read More

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Maison&Objet Paris – January 2018

“In our digital times, a whole world of lifestyles is just a click away. Social networks do the spadework, clearing the ground leaving only objects of desire as the well-honed online consumer becomes the artistic director and designer of his/her interior.
Homemakers indulge in a form of decorative exhibitionism and with transparency in every shape, size and form showcase their significant objects in display cases or on shelves. Walls show off these new collectors’ juxtaposed accumulation of pictures, or their modern-day take on decorative plates; still lifes are arranged as if posing to have their photo taken, ready to be posted on Instagram; and light transforms volumes in a dramatic and theatrical approach to interiors that brings a touch of magic back into everyday life. Click to say you “like” it and make sure to share.”. “

So tells Marie-Jo Malat, editor in chief of the Cahier Inspirations N°32 at Maison&Objet. January 2018 edition of the Parisian fair that invests the world of home at 360 degrees. Design, furniture, fabrics, accessories, perfumes, tableware, furnishing accessories will be organized in three sections: Maison, Objet and Influences, while the agency NellyRodi develop the concept “SHOW-ROOM” in the Inspirations Space and the Bookshop-Café.Read More

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Frame wall decor: tips and ideas

Furnishing the walls with the frames and photos is not only an essential element of interior design: furnishing with paintings, posters or photos is often a way to finish the decoration of the walls, to illuminate a dark corner, to give character to a furniture in the entrance or to send a message of love in the nursery of the newborn or on the headboard of your double bed.

Although decorating walls with the frames seems simple, if you want a nice composition different from classic and regular alignments (three pictures of the same size in a row, for example), you must take into account some rules.Read More