15 (More) Things We Loved at Maison & Objet and IMM Cologne
We often use these fair reports as a place to talk about trends that are on the horizon. But if the first two fairs of 2020 — the recently finished IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet — are any indication, perhaps what we should be talking about is the amazing longevity of some of these motifs in design. In this round-up alone, we have instances of hairy, fringey things (Houtique’s Woody pouf, seen at the top of this post); arches (in Bernhardt & Vella’s colored glass bathroom dividers for Ex.t); Royère-style scalloping (Frédéric Pellenq’s wavy-backed sofa for Kolkhoze), and tubes (David Derksen’s new works as creative director for WL CERAMICS), all of which have been happening for quite some time (which, to be clear, we’re totally on board with). The most out-of-nowhere thing to launch this month was a series of waxed aluminum cabinets, each set with an unpolished semi-precious stone, mineral, or fossil that dates back millions of years, by the young Belgian designer Pierre de Valck for Belgium is Design. A harbinger of things to come? Only 2020 will tell.
Camarat Collection by Frederic Pellenq
Bold bench by Milena Denis Polania
Archetype chair by Sofie Osterby
Pukka by Yabu Pushelberg
Taru by Sebastian Herkner
Serena Confalonieri for Lanificio Leo