Paris Design Week is near. Part of the Maison & Objet design fair ecosystem, the 10-day roster of events will kick off Sept. 7 and close Sept. 16. With the theme centered around “cultivating optimism, hedonism and softness” an estimated 100,000 visitors are expected to flood the areas between Concorde, Le Marais and Rive Gauche, as well as the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord, to glimpse the latest trends and hottest international names in furnishings, interiors, decor, wellness, hospitality and even beauty.
Here, WWD highlights a few of the brands taking part in the fair:
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In addition to his new Sorrento pickleball set, a Renaissance beaded art collection and Mustique tic-tac-toe set, potter and designer Jonathan Adler will unveil his Pompidou modular sectional, the brand’s latest seating system. While pottery is the soul of the brand, Adler, together with his team, sculpts prototypes, builds full-scale models and scouts the world for luxe materials to complete the home with his signature upscale, eclectic flair.
It’s time to take a chill pill…literally. In addition to their oils, Huages’ range was recently enhanced by Hôtel de Crillon’s pastry chef, who created a signature pastry using Huages CBD oil. Founded by three friends — one of whom, Hélène Aubier, worked for Estée Lauder — the brand saw its side hustle quickly flourish after its inception during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full range currently includes several oil blends that are specifically designed to be used in food. All of their products are made in France — the hemp oil comes from the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, while the plums and hazelnuts are harvested in Lot-et-Garonne. Huages, which is sold at Le Bon Marché, was recently contacted by Hôtel de Crillon to add the CBD brand to the spa treatment menu. Launched on May 16, the hotel’s holistic treatment is named Rêverie and includes a massage and sound bath and ends with a CBD-infused drink and pastry developed by the hotel’s pastry chef Matthieu Carlin.
Seletti will unveil its expanded Kintsugi line at Maison & Objet. The Japanese art, in which porcelain is repaired using gold, renders imperfect objects into works of art. Seletti and Marcantonio’s experimentation continues in the world of giftware, introducing a new skull and money box aptly called the Piggy Bank. For those with more of a pirate soul, the new skull intrigues with its golden cracks throughout its surface.
Danish design company &Tradition will unveil new designs by Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, including a collection, Momento, which is an array of objects designed to aid its owners in savoring life’s simple pleasures. The firm will also unfurl the Formakami Limited Edition pendant lamp that blends Hayon’s contemporary artistic language and craftsmanship.
Sure to infuse festivities with a dose of levity, Poltrona Frau will introduce a new pet line within three new collections of accessories, which it named Beautilities. The company said it’s “an ideal combination of distinctive aesthetic and functionality, thought to complement different layers of well-beings.” The pet collection includes nine accessories, while its new Fitness collection is a line of essential worker equipment for the home gym made in collaboration with Italian brand Giobagnara. Lastly, the new Games collection is a series of board games also made in collaboration with Giobagnara.
Bitossi Home, the Tuscan brand known for its jovial tableware and gift items, will enhance the table this season with a palette of soft colors, candle holders, trinket dishes and artisanal micro shelves. Drawing inspiration from Bitossi’s archive, the maison will also unfurl its ceramics collection by Muller Van Severen, Maison & Objet designer of the year. Design duo Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen have crafted a family of vases that combine craftsmanship and visual artistry.
Ginori 1735’s LCDC Gold collection.
Historic Italian porcelain maker Ginori 1735’s latest is LCDC Gold, a special edition within the LCDC home fragrance collection. LCDC, which stands for La Compagnia Di Caterina, is an homage to Caterina de’ Medici infused with the contemporary vision of Venetian designer Luca Nichetto, with whom Ginori 1735 took a bold step into the world of furnishings with the Domus collection of coffee tables, lamps, chairs, poufs and accessories during Milan Design Week last April. Featuring candles in different sizes and colors, incense holders, and fragrance diffusers, the latest LCDC iteration is an olfactory journey through Catherine de’ Medici’s journey from Florence to Paris.
Available in white-and-gold and black-and-gold color schemes, models like Il Letterato (the scholar), Il Seguace (the companion) and L’Amazzone (the amazon) are embellished with a golden brushstroke that illuminates the porcelain. They come in two new fragrances: White Jealousy and The Gold Crown.
L’Objet cut the ribbon on the brand’s first Paris flagship boutique this summer and will fete the opening during Paris Design Week. Situated at 30 Rue Jacob in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, the boutique will usher in a new era of “elegance and sophistication” for the brand, which was founded in Los Angeles in 2004 after a freshman collection of ceramics caught the eye of a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman. This season the brand will unfurl exclusive collections including Ripple, a line of frames, and Edgar, which includes handcrafted wood trays.
Polish sculptor and designer Cyryl Zakrzewski, who’s behind CyrylZ, is known for infusing his knowledge of 3D design and appreciation for nature into his pieces. He strives, he said, to create “unique biomorphic forms that are also fully functional furniture; his vision of the future becomes part of our everyday reality.” During Maison & Objet, he will present his Holo Dune chair, one of his most recognizable works. This unique functional yet sculptural object echoes the movement of shifting sand.
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