Due to current events, it wasn’t possible to receive all designers lovers and professionals in Paris, for the second edition of 2020 of Maison et Objet. This is considered the leading design tradeshowof the world, a meeting point of all design aficionados that want to know all about the latest design trends, news, new products, emerging brands, and more. Design is not only about aesthetics, design has been seen as a tool to solve the world’s biggest issues, and the talks during the tradeshows are quite interesting! Fotunately for us, Maison et Objet has decided to go digital! It has been 6 days since it started, and we’ll have the chance to explore all the features until the 18th of September. As usual, Contemporary Lighting Blog has been searching for the best pieces and novelties of this edition in the digital showrooms, and get ready, because we have a lot to say!
Maison et Objet 2020 is bringing the experience online from the 4th to the 18th of September, 2020. Digital showrooms, digital talks, and much more! Some of the greatest design legends took this chance to launch their brand new collections, one of those cases was the Italian designer, Carlo Donatithat in association with the mid-century Portuguese brand, Essential Home, launched his unique collection inspired by Italy’s most famous architectural icons. Are you curious?
MAISON ET OBJET DIGITAL FAIR
The pandemic crisis has affected us all, but fortunately the internet come in handy, and there will be a new digital edition of Maison et Objet that will take place until the 18th of September.
The aim of this initiative is to maintain an active relationship between brands/designers and buyers/specifiers with a view to driving year-end orders.
Maison&Objet expert web talks are here to help you chart a way forward! The concept of house has change after the pandemic crisis: it’s no longer the place where we live with our bevoled ones and recharge the batteries for the daily basis. It has to serve different purposes now, and rooms don’t have a specific designation no more. We can have a meal in the home office, and be working on the kitchen island.
“Every business and every creative idea starts with a human being, so as the economy gradually grinds back into gear Maison&Objet is keen to turn the spotlight on the men and women who hold the reins of the world’s most inspiring brands. This September, our regular rendezvous will invite them to share their firms’ stories and present their vision, all from a safe social distance. Miss it and you’re sure to miss out…”, Maison et Objet.
Staged snapshots invite you to delve directly into each brand’s latest collections, perusing a profusion of virtual “stands” all equally as enticing as at our real-world event! 1 click to examine the products in greater detail, 2 clicks to connect with the brand, isn’t this a great idea? Just like shopping online! Click here to start!
Carlo Donati, in association with Essential Home mixed the best of both worlds: the elegance of Italian design with some of the best craftsmanship from Portugal. The designer said that it was actually very easy to work alongside with the renowned mid-century brand, since they share the same interests, and values. The new mid-century collection with Essential Home combines different inspirations: great Italian architecture and design legends as well as a representation of Palm Springs mid-century modernarchitecture and design culture.
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Inspired by the Turin’s beautiful Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi and Gio Ponti, this unique lighting design byCarlo Donatiembodies a look of a stylized plant with a round-shaped heart with the arms that rise like gilded branches. More than a simple mid-century modern lighting piece, theMina Chandelier is one of a kind statement fixture for your design project.
These unique fifties patterns are also found in the luxurious upholstery of Carlo Donati‘s Federico chair design, paired with the ivory back seats. This beautiful mid-century piece is a tribute to the great Federico Fellini, one of the best Italian film director and screenwriter, that was known for his distinctive style, which mix of mixing fantasy and baroque images with dreadfulness.
The beauty behind curated design pieces is that they tell a story. Interiors, design pieces are a crucial part of our lives. They are able to set the mood and reflect who we are, that is why it’s so important to choose the right person to tell our narrative, putting together an ambiance with unique furnishing pieces that match what we have envisioned. Luxury design is always holding hands with craftsmanship skills and techniques – nothing can be compared to a handmade and unique piece that can be customized.
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Embracing a fluid line design, this high-end rug design was handcrafted by the best Portuguese master artisans. Named after the iconic Claudia Cardinale, this luxury piece by Carlo Donatiand Essential Homeembodies an unexpected selection of wool colors, connected with rust, light blue, and sand powder palette.
These same curvilinear lines are found in the sophisticated design of the Vittorio sideboard, named after the great Vittorio Gassman. The combination of the wooden black lacquered H shaped legs with a walnut wood body and recessed golden handles, recall the lines of a blooming flower.
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