Yesterday started the NYIGF (NY Intn’l Gift Fair) so I have sooo much design inspiration to share with you between here (NY) and Paris show, Maison Objet (last week).
Lets not dilly dallly – there is great design to be discussed.
Paris Market Trends
1. Material – In my opinion the strongest trend was in what I call “industrial chic”. Raw metals or recycled metals, exposed bulb lighting with metal see through shades and metal being used in place of traditional materials in traditional furniture or accessory pieces. Like metal sea shells rather than the real thing or metal framed chairs that were traditionally fabric.
2. Color – While there was not an overwhelming color trend, I did see a lot of green being used. Here is the US, lavender seems to still be a the forefront but I saw precious little in Europe. We might be going green in a whole new way soon.
3. Product – Unfortunately a lot of the same ole same ole out there right now as furniture designers and manufacturers have reigned in or tightened down the design department in the given economy. A shame that we cut our creativity in times when we need it the most don’t you agree?
There was some inspired designs. Here are a few that caught my eye.
Oh and I saved you the last bite from that gorgeous cherry clafoutis! 🙂