HBL Tradeshows: Live from Maison & Objet

Monday, 12 September 2011

WGSN-homebuildlife reports live from the second Maison & Objet this year, highlighting three key trends to emerge so far from Paris's influential interiors events:

Tartan and plaid: This classic pattern is updated by designers with surprising mixtures of colours and placements.

Purple: Tones of purple, from light and airy to rich and bold, are seen across every product category, used together or in combination with blues.

Soft hard: Ceramic surfaces take on the softer appearance of knit, weave and crumpled fabric across tableware and decorative accessories.