01 Feb Back in Black – Maison Object January 2019 Hi-lights
Back in Black
The wonderland of interior delectation that is Maison & Objet 2019, came to an end last week after several days of amazingly brilliant design. Paris never ceases to amaze. As ever it has already managed to define the most relevant trends for the year ahead.
The exhibition, just like last year, did not disappoint. From the new, audacious and unexpected to reworking of classic design icons, we want to introduce you to some of the hi lights of one of the most spectacular design shows in the world.
M &O showcases the talent of established and up and coming influential designers internationally. This year wowed us with the leaning towards the darker shade of pale. “Black is most definitely back” as coined by the late great Amy Winehouse. Black is one of the colour classics that never goes out of style….well the Little black dress is a must in every woman’s wardrobe! Coco Chanel wouldn’t argue.
From Tom Dixons striking and dramatic stand where the colour knew no bounds. The dark juxtaposed dramatically against the light. Even the branding & packaging of his new collection of luxury toiletries lean towards the dark side hilighted with metallic elements.
The beautiful Cecile Geiger pendant sculpture was a stunning centrepiece, inspired by the entanglement and erosions found in nature. The pieces are made up of steel with a matt black patina and backed with gild. Cecile explains of her work :”The abstract interlacing forms, at once harmonious and complex, rugged and fragile and weathered by the changing seasons provide me with endless possibilities and an unlimited freedom, as, my sculptures reflect and respond.” Who wouldn’t want to suspend this beauty over their Dining room table.
Luxxu Modern Design Living
LUXXU’s empire sets trends with timeless pieces and refined elegance. Initially the brand started off with luxury lighting but have now established themselves as classic with a modern twist furniture designers too. Today,a new era shows Luxxu creating daring & stunning designs that will stand the test of time.
The Apotheosis Media cabinet is a unique piece, a defining presence that will change any room it is part of. It is a daring, yet elegant balance between the finest materials, nero maquina marble, gold plated brass and black lacquered wood.
Luxxu Apotheosis Media Cabinet
Another wondrous piece from Luxxu is the Guggenheim chandelier. The Guggenheim Museum is considered to be one of the most important structures of its time and the Guggenheim chandelier can be seen to be greatly influenced by this leading-edge architecture. The goldplated swirl of the main body, reminiscent of the sweeping architecrture & interiors of the museum itself, sits elegantly atop the black Swarovski crystals floating beneath.
Lastly this beautiful piece of bespoke jewelry hardware from Portuguese brand Pullcast. The attention to detail and sheer craftmanship shown in this handmade piece demonstrate why the brand defines its hardware as jewelry.
The Spear Cabinet Handle was inspired by the Celtic sun god that possessed the “Invincible Spear”. It is decreed that the spear was blazingly hot becoming hotter the longer it was held. Overnight it was supposedly kept in a vat of water to prevent it setting alight and scorching the earth. PullCast’s designers have created a powerful statement to any main door by producing this mid-size door pull made with polished brass and Alabastro Marble.
If you’d like to find out more about these suppliers, or you’re interested in Harris Jackson’s interior design services, get in touch with email@example.com or call us on 07717 494 217. Our portfolio of hotel projects can be viewed here. We can’t wait to see what exciting new collaborations 2019 is going to bring…