MO2016 – MAISON&OBJET opened its doors. This year, the international design fair that will showcase the latest collections of almost 3.000 exhibitors, seems to go in two opposite directions. One way leads to order: the fair has been reorganized in three maxi areas to allow visitors to explore more practically the 8 halls. The other way leads to a WILD path; wilderness in indeed 2016 design trend [Watch the VIDEO].
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WILD, untamed, uncontaminated. According to MAISON&OBJET observatory experts, there’s rebelion in the air, a need to react to a “world formatted by technology, urbanization and excessive domestication“. A need for a savage attitude able rebalance with strenght the natural order of things.
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“The wild poetic gleans the elementary, the raw, the misshapen, the corroded, the burnt, the scarified” says Marie-Jo Malait, Editor-in-chief of the Inspirations Book, the yearly publication on creative trends that Maison&Objet edits for design professionals.
More concretely, François Bernard, coordinator of the fair’s Inspiration Forum defines the WILD design trend as a blend of raw shapes and materic surfaces that show the erosion of time. Predominant colour-palette ranges from greenish blue to yellow and blue but also earthy colors like kaki, burnt brown or rust.
A WILD themed exhibition curated by the Inspirations Forum shows furniture and projects from established designers and upcoming talents that anticipated this year design trend.
Wild Café-Bookstore, by Elizabeth Leriche is designed around the theme of the forest. Small shacks, tree-trunks and branches create alcoves.
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Such savage rampage is mitigated by a more practical re-organisation of MAISON&OBJET ‘s halls. All the exhibitors, exhibitions and services of the 8 pavilions are divided in three maxi-areas in order to allow visitors to orientate better.
The MAISON hub is dedicated to elegant interiors and includes also decorations and textiles. OBJET is thought for retailers and gathers products and ideas for contemporary concept stores including also arts and crafts. LUXURY, DESIGN & INTERIOR DECORATION hosts influential design companies and emerging brands of furniture and lighting design.