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Eye-catching trends at Maison&Objet 2020

Trade shows are inspiration gold mines, especially when there are new and exciting things to see. We've pulled together five trends from this year's first M&O show that we've got our eye on.

Rattan Lighting

Rattan- we've seen it everywhere, from hotel rooms to kitchen cupboards, the natural material and handmade aesthetic of this finish have seen its popularity soar over the last year.

An intriguing development is its transition into lighting design. Paired with brushed metallics and intriguing arches, rattan's gained an edge. What's more, it's not going anywhere soon.

Left: @parisdesignweek featuring the collection by Dooq. Photo by Elodie Dupius.
Right: @serenaconfaloneiri featuring designs of Houtique. Photo by Sebastian Erras.
Left: @parisdesignweek featuring the collection by Dooq. Photo by Elodie Dupius.
Right: @serenaconfaloneiri featuring designs of Houtique. Photo by Sebastian Erras.
Left: @anso_design featuring a photo of their collection taken by @billieblanket
Right: @lawson_robb photograph of Frame Wall Light by Utu Lighting
Left: @anso_design featuring a photo of their collection taken by @billieblanket
Right: @lawson_robb photograph of Frame Wall Light by Utu Lighting

Perforated Metal

On the back of what we've just seen, perforated metal offers a very similar look to rattan. We can't help but think that there is a correlation between their growing prevalence.

There is also the current fascination across the fashion world with polka dots too. The similarity between the two is apparent, and this metal treatment provides a sympathetic take on the trend for interiors.

Perforated metals, especially when utilised in lighting, give a captivating effect. The light diffuses into a glowing pattern that can make even the most paired back scheme enticing.

Left: @maisonetobjet featuring the Toní chair by Fatboy. Photo by Anne-Emmanuelle Thion.
Right: @made_in_design featuring the Collection by Houtique
Left: @maisonetobjet featuring the Toní chair by Fatboy. Photo by Anne-Emmanuelle Thion.
Right: @made_in_design featuring the Collection by Houtique
Left & Right: @cinna showcase some of their latest collection Grid.
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Left & Right: @cinna showcase some of their latest collection Grid.

Colour Blocking

It seems like . the world is awash with colour at the minute, with many using colour to translate elements of their personality within interiors.

We've discussed this desire for hyper-personalisation over our last two trend reports, and it appears that colour is having more than a fleeting moment.

It appears that the growing selection of products responding to this need is a reflection of designers and clients are feeling braver.

What we saw more of at this M&O was colour celebrated in a variety of mediums and finishes. We predict seeing more of a spray paint finish, with graffiti blending street style and high-end luxury, led by Virgil Abloh's exhibition at Galerie Kreo.

Left: @design_by_us Featuring Carnival a collection they've created in collaboration with Reflections Copenhagen. Photo by Inhouse Fotografi & Film and styling by HØEG+MØLLER
Right: @prostir86 Share the collection of Noom.
Left: @design_by_us Featuring Carnival a collection they've created in collaboration with Reflections Copenhagen. Photo by Inhouse Fotografi & Film and styling by HØEG+MØLLER
Right: @prostir86 Share the collection of Noom.
Left: @utopiaandutility showcase their gradiating vase collection.
Right: @david_fieve_design featuring this creation by Laureline Galliot, one of M&O's Rising Talents
Left: @utopiaandutility showcase their gradiating vase collection.
Right: @david_fieve_design featuring this creation by Laureline Galliot, one of M&O's Rising Talents

Eyes on you

Call us paranoid, but did anyone else feel like they were being watched at M&O this year? Maybe it's because of the growing number of eye motifs and designs appearing on the interiors scenes.

Left: @kuehnkeramik featuring their Eyes Collection.
Right: @masquespacio_ana featuring the brands Wink chair in collaboration with Houtique.
Left: @kuehnkeramik featuring their Eyes Collection.
Right: @masquespacio_ana featuring the brands Wink chair in collaboration with Houtique.

Corrugated ridges

What we saw at M&O, and what's been brewing on the horizon for a while is the use of ridges.

From subtle linear ribbing through to undulating scalloping, and into the realms of the corrugated designers are building a new level of depth into their schemes by using these finishes.

From the walls enveloping a scheme to the objet they curate within it ridges, and corrugation are everywhere.

Left: @maisonetobjet featuring the collection and stand by Pedrali. Photo by Francis Amiand Photographe.
Right: @maisonetobjet featuring some of the collection by Brokis. Photo by Elodie Dupuis.
Left: @maisonetobjet featuring the collection and stand by Pedrali. Photo by Francis Amiand Photographe.
Right: @maisonetobjet featuring some of the collection by Brokis. Photo by Elodie Dupuis.
Left: @ext_design showcasing their new collection Frieze in collaboration with Andrea Marcante-Adelaide Testa. Photo by Cristina Galliena Bohman.
Right: @schneid_studio feature their Refined collection.
Left: @ext_design showcasing their new collection Frieze in collaboration with Andrea Marcante-Adelaide Testa. Photo by Cristina Galliena Bohman.
Right: @schneid_studio feature their Refined collection.
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