A Parisian Adventure at Maison & Objet/Déco Off 2011

An inside look at our editors' Maison and Objet trip.

textile with print of paris on it
Orli Ben-Dor
Take an inside look at Natipernavigare's visit to the grande dame of all design trade shows, Maison & Objet. Senior editor Orli Ben-Dor s 15 of her favorite decorating ideas and finds.
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textile with print of paris on it
Orli Ben-Dor
Parisian Print
Patrick Frey, creative director of , previewed their new collections. Loved this all-over collage of Paris rooftops. He was inspired by the view riding down the escalators at the Centre Pompidou.
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fabric
Orli Ben-Dor
Real Deal
Our editor in chief Newell Turner gets lost amidst the beautiful, very pure collection from .
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bike with a print on it
Orli Ben-Dor
Bike Gone Wild
All the fabric houses participating in were asked to incorporate a bike somewhere in their displays. The bike was my favorite. Check out that tail!
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the eiffel tower
Orli Ben-Dor
La Tour Eiffel!
Everything else seems to stop when the Eiffel Tower sparkles like a fabulous sequin dress.
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display shelf with mini sofas and black hats
Orli Ben-Dor
(Really) Small Space Seating
The booth at Maison was packed with all of their great clubby furniture — their signature Union Jack trunks and pillows. Aren’t these mini Chesterfields adorable?
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finger pointing at a bed
Orli Ben-Dor
Linen Dreams
More mini-ness for display purposes at linens. The quality and colors there are the best.
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gallery of ad campaign for farrow and ball
Orli Ben-Dor
Breath of Fresh Air
's new colors were surprising. Their upcoming ad campaign is shot by James Merrell. The look is more modern and ethereal.
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different colored fabric pinned to a wall beneath a sign
Orli Ben-Dor
The New Horsehair?
We’ve long been fans of 's art-inspired prints, and this year they introduced a woven! It’s abaca but looks like horsehair in spectacular colors.
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a window display in paris
Orli Ben-Dor
Best Window Display
Designer Douglas Little is known for his often macabre displays. Everyone was buzzing about the exotic animals he created for 's showroom. We heard that he had to carry the life-sized panther with him on the plane from New York...wonder what they said in customs?
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a man wearing black holding a printed fabric
Orli Ben-Dor
Fabric Fiend
Textile designer Richard Smith is always entertaining, especially when explaining the origins of his designs. His new additions to the are both happy and sophisticated.
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four rooms with prints on the walls
Orli Ben-Dor
Gorgeous Global Style
Milan-based collection of globally-inspired fabrics and wallcoverings are always a treat. Her charming dollhouse display is a clever way to show the impact of large repeats in a room.
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people relaxing on white chairs on a red rug
Orli Ben-Dor
Chillaxing
After walking all the halls, we don’t blame these people for taking a break!
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macaroons in a window case
Orli Ben-Dor
Sugar Rush
The famous macaroons are even available in the exhibition halls at ! The French always get it right.
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inside a store
Orli Ben-Dor
Wonderful World of Hermès
While the new flagship store wasn’t technically part of /, it was a must-see for all the editors and designers who were over for the show. Extremely chic, and now including furniture, wallcoverings, and rugs, too.
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