17303 Thu, 11/12/2009 - 1:24pm
PARIS–Designer Sherri Mojica and photographer Richard Toonkel of the creative studio Go Figure covered the Maison Objet fair in Paris, and reported that the halls were filled with illuminating and innovative product displays.
“Paris this fall showed the world that thoughtful enterprise and good design can still energize retail shelves and light the way,” Mojica said.
Among the major trends:
-Color trends went hand-in-hand with fabrications and material usage and a prevalence for gray tonalities continued. Black and white with pops of red energized both soft and hard goods, while berry tones captured the textile categories. Neutrals were influenced by rustic woods with natural fiber shades of hemp, flax and linen. A smoky, sunset palette colored glass and carpet collections.
-The steady hum of eco-friendly, sustainable and recycled callouts in vender presentations addressed the demand for more earth-friendly and conscious-living designs. Repurposing of materials from driftwood, plastics, rubber and metals was prevalent.
-Multi-purpose and multi-function products were strong in the housewares and outdoor living presentations. Bold renditions of old formulas and materials for wall decor and flooring were standouts.
-Other important looks: Asymmetry, ’50s geometry, slanted forms, laser cuts, rose motifs and human, plant and animal forms.
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