Highlights from Maison&Objet 2020: Day three

Artichoke editor Cassie Hansen is scouring the thousands of exhibitors at Paris design fair Maison&Objet, collating her favourite furniture, lighting and object finds. Here are her picks from day three, where soft curves and enveloping forms were just some of the trends on show.

Assemble sofa from Valerie Objects

The Assemble sofa, designed by Destroyers/Builders, encourages exactly what its name suggests: to assemble your own sofa. The asymmetrical cushions are assembled into different sofa elements, with options of single seaters, two seaters, corner elements, poufs and side tables to play with. This sofa was developed to be neither too firm, nor too soft. “This universal fit was a very important feature in my design process,” says Linde Freya Tangelder, the woman behind Destroyers/Builders. Assemble’s form was inspired by weathered pebble stones, by ground glass or the remains of a washed little soap.

See more at the Valerie Objects website.

Nouveau bathtub from Ex.t

The Nouveau bathtub shows the same sinuous and geometric lines of the entire Nouveau collection. Its small size and circular shape includes a shelf detail that, just like in the washbasins, is both decorative and functional. This detail allows users to place objects or install taps, allowing the bath to be set on the wall or become a centerpiece of the room. Along with the basins, the bathtub is made in LivingTec, a solid surface featuring high technical performances , available in matt white or blush pink.

See more at the Ex.t website. Ex.t is available in Australia from Collective.

Lola rug by Rug Society

Lola rug by Rug Society

Lola rug by Rug Society

Pop style and geometry marry in Lola, a handtufted rug full of personality. The straight lines of the design play with the round shape of the rug. Made with New Zealand wool and linen, the Lola rug references Pop Art style, and its bright colours complement the timbers of mid century interiors.

See more at the Rug Society website.

Denver series by Muubs

Denver from Muubs is a series of freestanding and wall-mounted powdercoated iron storage solutions originating as an exercise in retained minimalism. With its beautiful black colour and detailing, the Denver range has a light and elegant design. Nooks and shelves within the pieces give users storage and decorating flexibility, allowing you to make the piece your own.

See more at the Muubs website.

Cape sofa by Soft Line

Cape sofa by Soft Line

Cape sofa by Soft Line

The minimalistic and sophisticated look of the Cape modular sofa adds a modern touch to any space, and with a number of modules to choose from you can design it to fit your room perfectly. The backrest and armrest of each element is in one piece, wrapping around the large cushion. The slightly protruding seams running down the armrest adds a cosy and elegant touch and accentuates the simplistic and straight lines of the sofa.

See more at the Soft Line website.

Sandwich collection by Verges

A combination of textures and materials, the Sandwich collection’s straight lines in metal and wood give it a harmonious balance of different shapes and materials. With a large range of finishes available, the collection gives users the freedom to find a finish for the application. Bases are available in natural iron, the central column is available in iron or wood-clad, and the table top comes in different options.

See more at the Verges website.

Soul Soft chair from Pedrali

Soul Soft chair from Pedrali

Soul Soft chair from Pedrali

The Pedrali stand was named the Palace of Wonders, and designed by Milan-based architectural studio Calvi Brambilla. Of the many standout pieces at the installation, Soul Soft, designed by Eugeni Quitllet, has been released with a solid ash wood frame and polycarbonate shell in genuine leather. The new seating recalls the silhouette of the original collection, which includes the outdoor version presented last year.

See more at the Pedrali website.

Shaded Stripes collection from Missoni

This new collection from Missoni Home is described as “paintings that become furniture,” inspired by the lights of dawn and dusk. The textured fabrics used on the Shaded Stripes collection are vibrant, artistic works of kailedoscopic colours presented in muted tones. Those tones are taken from “the canvas of a landscape designer” using “choreographies of natural sceneries.” The collection include sofas, armchairs, cushions and rugs.

See more at the Missoni Home website.

Jessi chair by Thomas Van Noten

Cross-disciplinary Antwerp-based designer Thomas Van Noten launched the Jessi chair at Maison&Objet. Colour is a major influence for Thomas and he’s particularly interested in honest design. With the Jessi chair, he highlights honest design by showcasing all of the chair’s joins. The curves of the chair give it an elegance, smoothness and purity. Thomas is constantly exploring new and honest materials and combining these with true craftsmanship and innovative techniques. He prides himself on creating work that has been thoroughly executed and shows his passion and devotion to the craft.

See more at the Belgium Is Design website.

See Cassie’s Maison&Objet day one highlights here and her day two highlights here.

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