10 from Maison et Objet
It was the last day of Maison et Objet today. If you did not made it to France’s biggest design event this year here are some highlights from the carpet and textile exhibitors.
1. Hand in Hand rug by Angelo. Made with recycled yarns, this design comes in two colour ways, one monochrome, the other with muted colour. The nature of using recycled materials means each rug will be an individual with a slightly different hue. The message behind this rug reads “This rug stands up for the idea that it is only ‘Hand in Hand’ that we can do something for the planet. Let’s cradle to cradle. Made of recycled yarns, this rug highlights the diversity of humanity. Each rug of this collection is by definition unique. Spread the message!”
2. Bitmap (right) and Integrate: Time and Space (left) blankets by Cristian Zuzunaga. Recent winner of the Wallpaper* Best Pixellation Award 2014 for his Deep Grid rug, designed for Brintons in 2013, Zuzunaga showed a colourful series of knitted (Bitmap) and handwoven (Integrate) blankets at Maison. The Bitmap designs derive from this process of digital compression. The Integrate: Time and Space designs start from a photograph taken of the urban environment . The debut collection was awarded the Editors Award for Best Textiles at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.
3. Jazz Age rug collection, Top Floor. New for Spring/Summer 2014 is Esti Barnes’ Jazz Age rug collection comprising six hand-tufted rugs inspired by iconic motifs of the Art Deco era.
4. Sweet Tooth Rug by luckyboysunday. This wool and cotton tufted rug is by Danish company luckyboysunday, a brand selling modern luxury knitted art toys and soft furnishings for the home, “inspired by an artistic take on the world of children”. The design duo Camilla Koerschen and Camilla Ebdrup founded the studio in 2007: “We sat down on a bench by the lakes in copenhagen, shaking each other hands promising to design the best brand we could think off.”
5. One of two limited edition rugs, Serge Lesage. At M&O 2014 Serge Lesage released two new limited edition painted rugs following on from the two – Mask and Patine – they showed last year. They are designs painted onto woven vegetable silk rugs, with a beautiful sheen and wonderful painterly feel.
6. Segni fabric, Arjumand. This beautiful calligraphic design is by Idarica Gazzoni, who runs Arjumand, a brand of fabric and wallpapers inspired by Japanese, Islamic, Ottoman, Russian and Chinese decorative art.
7. Cushions by Rouge du Rhin. Marianne Diemer, a former graphic artist who began her career in advertising and package design established France brand Rouge du Rhin in 1995. The beautiful geometric designs are printed on natural linen.
8. Crazy lighting display
9. Fabric by Lalie Design. In contrast to the simplicity of Rouge du Rhin is French fabric brand Lalie, whose designs are an exuberant celebration of pattern and colour
10. Cross me (k)not, cc-tapis. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that cc-tapis’s amalgamation of two different weaving genres is unusual and eye-catching. The rug was designed by Milan-based CTRLZAK Art and Design Studio.