Maison et Objet 2016: Fairest of a Design Fair

February 3, 2016 - table lamp

Standout pieces from Maison et Objet

THE PHRASE “MAISON ET OBJET” doesn’t interpret gracefully into English (“House and Thing”? “Home and Object”?). But a sprawling French trade satisfactory touting a latest in interior and product pattern has turn a smooth signifier of tellurian savoir faire—and an increasingly citywide event. Last week, buyers and a press descended on Paris to range out vital trends (back-to-nature primitivism), big-name previews (designer Patricia Urquiola’s Deco-inspired list accessories for Georg Jensen), techy novelties (Lumio’s diary-shaped lamp/phone charger) and covetable new essentials (Hermès’s jungle-themed porcelain). Here, a picks for a best in show.

Pierre Charpin Slice Chair by Ligne Roset and Ottoman

Pierre Charpin’s 1998 cult hit, newly reissued by Ligne Roset, can be configured as a elementary bar chair (shown in green-yellow-and-red) or, with a additions of a few ottomans, a room-filling Slinky. Pierre Charpin Slice Chair by Ligne Roset, from $2,670, and Ottoman, from $840 each, accessible Feb. 6 for preorder during Ligne Roset, 212-375-1036

Marino Two-Seater Sofa

Radiating Nordic cool, Ercol’s petite lounge in plain steam-bent charcoal has ski-jump arms and a seemly shaft behind that creates it a looker from behind. Marino Two-Seater Sofa, from $3,320, preorder during A+R, 800-913-0071

Nika Zupanc Infinity Clock by Bosa

The concentration stays precisely on a benefaction in Nika Zupanc’s stoplight-red ceramic clock, that will stone on a arced supports if we daub it gently. Nika Zupanc Infinity Clock by Bosa, about 17 inches tall, from $543, preorder during Duplex, 917-803-9103

Jaime Hayon The Palette Desk JH9 by tradition

For this list desirous by a sculptures of Alexander Calder, Jaime Hayon has set dual tiers—one a stained-ash bean shape, a other a hoop of possibly marble or brass—atop powder-coated steel legs. An suave hire for workaday chores. Jaime Hayon The Palette Desk JH9 by tradition, $3,750, preorder during Suite NY, 877-278-4836

Justine Allison Spoons

Welsh ceramist Justine Allison creates wafer-thin porcelain implements, pinstriped with a excellent glaze, that hover a line between musical and functional. Justine Allison Spoons, 10 inches long, about $87 per pair,

Branch Plates

The quirks are baked right into these ceramic dishes, that Paris-born Brooklynite Caroline Petit Mason creates and decorates by hand. Available in 7- and 8.5-inch sizes. Branch Plates, from $50 each,

La Boite Concept LP 160

Whether we tide your song or spin it, La Boite Concept’s high-fidelity orator console will package it with style: a leather top, black-lacquer finish and raked legs give a eight-speaker plug-and-play complement (with space for a turntable) a form of a large essay desk. La Boite Concept LP 160, $4,150, preorder during A+R, 800-913-0071

Arturo Erbsman Chroma Table Lamp

Like choose-your-own-adventure stained glass, Roche Bobois’s list flare projects LED light by jewel-colored scrims—reconfigurable acetate panels—on a compress steel rack. Arturo Erbsman Chroma Table Lamp, $1,420, for locations and to preorder, go to

NeriHu Cabinet of Curiosity by Stellar Works

This slim, multipurpose walnut cupboard rests on a trolley for easy wheeling. Includes metal-mesh sides and shifting potion doors in front and back. NeriHu Cabinet of Curiosity by Stellar Works, $3,980, DWR, 800-591-6965

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