Maison Objet reviewFeb 09, 2011

Albertha and I had a great time at Maison Objet this year, marveling at the creativity on display in the numerous exhibition halls. At the end of each day I jotted down some notes on the various things that caught my eye - it's always fascinating to see which trends emerge.

This year linen was the predominant fibre, particularly embroidered linen - it was everywhere. Below are some new designs we have at Unique which are right on trend...

Unique Fabrics Linen

It was good to see the popularity of Velvet continue on from last year, we saw many beautiful plain velvets as well as striƩ and figured velvets.

Large-scaled print designs were prevalent, we particularly liked the designs featuring French and Italian decorative motifs.

The big colours of the show were white, a 'donkey' taupe and delft blue. Popular accent colours were red, violet and an interesting greeny/mustard colour which works beautifully with greys and blues...

Unique Fabrics Large Prints

We also checked out the furniture and homeware halls. Interestingly not a scrap of dark timber was on show - Wenge trees can breathe a sigh of relief - instead there was a lot of pale wood or timber with a white stain applied. Plenty of French Provincial styled pieces. For upholstered furniture, rolled arms predominated and contrast piping - all very 1990's!

Our favourite stand by a long way was Andrew Martin's. It was a riot of patterns, textures and shapes, with all their usual eclecticism and wit. I'll post some photos of the stand later in the week.

For more information on the designs above please call or email our sales service team.

Carol

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