Wild and unpolluted nature are M&O’s inspiring themes. Like new shamans, the designers are creating objects that express the resources of of diversity and stimulate the imagination.
The “wild” poetics dominates space, decorative arts and life styles at Maison&Objet 2016, Paris.
The colours are those of the earth and and vegetation, the shapes are irregular. The finishes are enriched by mat black bronze and gold; free rein is given to imagination for textures where a streaked pattern is prevailing. “The wish to stand out and express oneself is back”, quotes François Bernard, trend-setter and art director of Maison&Objet Paris.
Interviews with the protagonist designers of Maison&Objet 2016: Eugeni Quitllet, Adrey Fu, François Bernard.
We asked to the designers some questions about new trends in office design.
Can we assume a “wild” contamination at the workplace, too?
The same approach for the design of home space and work space?
According to Eugeni Quitllet, Designer of the Year Maison&Objet Paris 2016:
“The working environment must be functional, but also more and more conscious of the physical and mental wellbeing, the possibility of being distracted and playing: natural light, natural drinks instead of capsule coffees only. Intensity and approach are the same. In my designs I always try to evoke something unique, going beyond the product. The object is just a means for dream and imagination.“I could never conceive of my life without a mingling of my past experiences, home and working environments: sharing helps to give a meaning to the things I do.”
According to Adrey Fu, Designer of the Year Maison&Objet Asia 2016, founder of AFSO, Hong Kong:
“The office should be the extension of the interaction and communication space among people, made of wide and open spaces, large terraces, rooms to foster exchange among people.”
François Bernard, trend-setter and art director of Maison&Objet Paris 2016, tells his own experience:
“When I chose my office, I wanted it to be like my home and I gradually blended the two environments. For five years I have wanted my office to be my home, too. Then i learned that to every thing there is a time: a time to work and a time to rest.”
We can’t but agree on this request for balance.
1,2 Café Wild at Maison&Objet Paris 2016, design by Fillioux&Fillioux.
3 Wild. Cover Cahier d’Inspirations n°28, design by Laforge.
4 Bench Olmo, design by Verter Turroni and Domenico Resmini, Laboratorio dell’Imperfetto.
5 Wild, vessels exhibited at Maison&Objet , design by Anne-Emmanuelle Thion.
6 Dishes and bowls Wild at Les Talents à la Carte area. Design by Troels Flensted.
7 Cos Urban Landscape, design by André Fu, Créateur de l’Année Maison&Objet Asia
8 Dream Tools, Lexon, deign by Eugeni Quitllet.