The Maison & Objet trade fair was recently held at the Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, a perfect meeting place for all professionals and trendy amateurs, but it certainly wasn’t only that.
Design, art, fashion and decoration trends –all tastes and styles were represented at the Maison & Objet fair from September 2 to 6. This decoration Mecca of global scale – M&O is the largest exhibition dedicated to the home – once more brought together the very best in terms of decoration and furnishing.
To mark its exclusive and unique fare, the event was committed to promoting the international artistic heritage and excellence of French crafts with ‘Craft – Métiers d’art’. The space granted to crafts allowed all attendees to see the work of over a hundred creative craftsmen, and contemporary creations and traditional techniques came together along the aisles.
As in previous editions, the design of the ‘Forum tendance’ has been given to the Elizabeth Leriche design office. With ‘The ABC of Crafts’ Elizabeth Leriche continues her exploration of crafts and creativity by showing us a selection of trendy pieces that showcase the talents of their creators.
Among the creators’ booths, which held work in various fields such as jewelry, furniture, sculpture, decorative object and tableware art, we noticed the work of a sculptor- ceramicist of Ecuadorian origin, Ananda Aragundi-Hanus. The artist draws on the landscapes of his childhood to create glazed stoneware pieces inspired by shellfish and volcanic reliefs.
Also noteworthy was the work of glassmaker Lise Gonthier and her amazing ‘Glass paintings’ that are halfway between painting and sculpture. The creator Jérôme Pereira had a series of light fixtures in wood and blown glass with simple and poetic forms – he has a repertoire of surrealist and tribal forms unfolding in a play of tension and balance.
The next edition of Maison & Objet Paris will take place in January 2017.