Maison & Objet’s much anticipated fair was held on January 19-23 2018 in Paris. It was a very engaging and gripping fair compared to the previous one. Spring-Summer trends, new collections and products of the season have been debuted. Barine was a participant in and a visitor at Maison & Objet this year too, as it does every year.
The first striking detail of the fair was that it had a very profound philosophy. To create a house, a serene home that protects, embraces, and relaxes you from the ground up. Each new trend and style at the fair was shaped around this fundamental philosophy. While the trends and colors will change this season and others to come, the influence of this philosophy will be here to stay.
When we reviewed the general trends of Maison & Object 2018, we saw that ethnic and retro styles were dominant. Let’s have a close look at these trends.
The ethnic trend has already been sustaining its influence for some time now. This trend has been transformed and updated by different interpretations in the 2018 season.
Naïve Winds of Marrakech
Maybe you are well aware of the fact that the Marrakech theme is extremely popular in many platforms, including the social media. This popularity, of course, has resonances in house decoration as well. Soft colors tone down this ethnic interpretation with complex patterns, which both has a very naïve and very strong aura, and the general aura converges with a soft ethnic interpretation.
Desert flower pinks and greens constitute the principal colors of this style. Cushions and sofas complete this theme where softness and comfort become the most predominant interpretations.
Meet the Extraordinary Bedouin Style!
We come across a light and fresh Bedouin interpretation through the meeting of scarce but colorful products within the framework of this style. The dominant colors of the style are saffron, tile red, and green. The prevalence of cushions and sofas are clearly seen in this style too, as is the case with the Marrakech style.
The Dance of Carbon & Ecru with Ethnic Patterns
This monochrome style based on a philosophy of simplicity, just like other styles, was more dominant in this fair than the previous ones. The preeminent colors of the style were reinterpreted and the theme was toned down by replacing white with cream, sharp blacks with carbon black. When these two colors meet up with ethnic patterns, the pursuant designs indeed become gripping and satisfying.
Sofas, low coffee tables, unvarnished and distressed furniture derivatives, ottomans, throw pillows, cushions, and wicker furniture prevail each and every style when it comes to furniture.
Wicker and metal lighting items also dominate each style firmly.
Accessories used in each ethnic style also follow suit. In every style it is possible to see wicker trays and baskets, unvarnished distressed bowls, chandeliers, and small accessories that do not tire one out.
You can also see distressed and textured covers, throw pillows, and cushions made up of cotton within the whole array of textile products. Alongside with all these tafts, pompons, and jacquard patterns prove to be the complementary accents of this style.
The ethnic style, in a nutshell, is to create lively and breathable living spaces with concise yet complete furniture instead of houses that are suffocated by excessive items. It is important to create a calm and serene atmosphere at your own homes that will meet all your needs!
Retro, which was another dominant trend at the fair, was of a kind that brought the atmosphere of the 1960s into the present.
The prevailing colors of the theme are misty pinks and misty greens, duck head green, dark turquoise, petrol, saffron, gold, and rose gold.
The furniture in this trend is simple with curvaceous lines. Flat varnished couches, armchairs, and coffee tables; conic and cylindrical furniture legs, velvet and monochrome furnishing complement this style.
Lighting interpretations were executed in an exceptionally clear manner in the retro style. Glass lighting with smooth or elegant patterns with broad edges are in the vogue again reminding one of the good old days.
The accessories in this style are rather clear like lighting items. Elaborate marble, glass, and metal products and hand-made ceramic products serve their purposes without tiring one out.
Textile products are made up of simple but attentive, natural textured textile products that comply with the general atmosphere.
The most common accents of the retro style are gold and rose.
This style, just like the ethnic one, takes great pains to create a larger living space with concise yet complete items preferring to serve its purpose and be practical.
(source: Maison&Objet Instagram)
Let’s address some trends -among all these dominant ones- that we have been coming across for some time now all too soon which we will be seeing for a longer time:
- Minimal Decoration: Minimal decoration never loses its influence within the general atmosphere of Maison & Objet 2018. This style that requires a simple, elegant, and refined taste is the choice of those who believe that “less is more.”
- Natural Weaving: Natural weaving materials like cotton and linen, which are the punch lines of many trends, seem to maintain their influence and rising trend for a long time.
- Greens: The greens that boomed with yearning for nature and the will to return to nature will maintain their rise as long as such human sentiments exist. Open up some space for green plants with large leaves everywhere at your homes!
The theme of simplification and plainness that has begun with 2018 Spring-Summer season will maintain its rising trend and will grow transforming itself with the idea of creating a cozy, serene, peaceful, and minimal home for you. Each person’s home is her cocoon, it covers and embraces her. We will altogether be witnessing the compassion your home presents to you this season.
Inspired by all these trends, Barine has created such a collection for the 2018 Spring-Summer season and called it “Cocoon.” Our Cocoon collection, which will embrace you and is made up of many pieces that will allow you to decorate your home in exactly the way you like, attracted great interest at Maison & Objet. We would like to thank everyone who came to visit us. See you soon at the September fair!