Pretty Things in Paris: KUKUN’s Adventures at Maison&Objet 2015

Maison&Objet Paris 2015
Image credit: Oriana Gomez-Zerpa

Maison&Objet Paris was a whirlwind of creativity and conversation, not to mention more beautiful things than we ever thought our eyes could handle. The trade show was held January 23–27, and featured the work of creative types and companies from all over the world. 

KUKUN ventured to the Make exposition, which featured the themes of Human Made, Nature Made, and Techno Made. Our other stops included the small exhibition of young Mexican artists called Talents à la Carte, and the collections of artists’ works grouped by material – Atelier Metal, Atelier Ceramique, Atelier Plastique, Atelier Bois – although we quickly learned that we weren’t supposed to take photos of the Atelier stations (oops).

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The Human Made section of the exhibit featured such treasures as London-based designer
Gareth Neal’s Glenlivet Dram Chair Project, which included the beautifully simple chair “intended for relaxation and enjoying a ‘dram’ of whisky.” Pepe Heykoop’s leather lampshades (produced in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mumbai, India, to provide jobs and income to residents of the area) were also a stunning part of this exhibit.

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South African artist Louise Gelderblom’s ceramic work was an exceptional part of the Human Made exhibition.

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Tailormade vases by Noam Dover and Michal Cedorbaum explore the vase as female silhouette, with a vessel on the head.

 

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The Talents à la Carte exhibition featured the work of young Mexican artists.

Another fun mishap took place when the emergency alarm sounded, dividing attendees into two groups: those who braved the chilly Paris air because their warm outer layers were at the coat check, and those who ignored the sound and stayed inside to continue their conversations. Both parties ended up just fine, as no incident was reported, and the day continued to be extra lovely.

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Seguso Gianni’s chandeliers were a special high-“light” of the show. 

There was also a lot of variety among the stands at the show – some offered drinks, cakes, swag bags, brochures, and business cards, while others were more radical in the way they tried to stand out. Famed Spanish fashion company Desigual determined that their eye-catching collection of colors and prints wasn’t enough, and enlisted a harpist to play at their station during the entire exhibition.

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Desigual made a splash with a harpist and its signature bright colors.

 Overall, we had a great time, and many, many favorites. Check out the slideshow below to get a glimpse of our Maison&Objet Paris 2015 experience, and see the works of some of our most beloved artists from the show. Can’t get enough? There are plenty of pretty pictures from Maison&Objet 2015 on our Pinterest board dedicated to the event, and even more info can be found on Twitter. Be on the lookout for info on artists, designers, and products we found at the show. For now, we’ll say au revoir and mercí to Maison&Objet.

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Pretty Things in Paris: KUKUN’s Adventures at Maison&Objet 2015 was last modified: April 6th, 2017 by Sheree Whiteley
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