Events & Exhibitions

Maison & Objet Paris 2019

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

The first of many exciting things happening this year was our trip to Maison & Object Paris, a major interior design event that features everything interior-related, from accessories, furniture, textiles, kids’ furnishings, and more, all displayed in a 360-degree style. It’s exclusive to trade and professionals, and also exhibits fashion as well.

A few members of our team attended this event last week; keep reading to find out what they discovered.

The centrepiece of the trade show was the range of lanterns that hung above visitors, displaying the names of the exhibitioners, such as Aldeco Fabrics and Kvadrat. If you search Maison & Objet, these will be the first things to come up, they were so beautiful, and even though they weren’t an exhibition themselves, they were one of the talking points.

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

One of the displays that caught the team’s attention was PMP Furniture. Their stall focuses on furniture that is ‘naturally different,’ and the exhibit was large and full of a range of seating and tables, perfect for lounging around after much walking! PMP Furniture is based in Poland and has customers all over the world.

Other exhibitioners included Designers Guild, Elle, Clarke & Clarke, and Osborne & Little.

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

Another fantastic display was Jacques Flamant, an interior company from Belgium whose mission is to create the essence of home, creating products that produce a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Their display featured straw hats hanging above exquisite table setting, plus a range of furniture, lighting and interior decorations.

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

Probably one of the most memorable exhibitions was by Silk-Ka, an artificial flower company from the Netherlands. Flowers and plants were scattered throughout the display, creating beautiful green imagery that drew in anyone coming that way, accompanied by a sophisticated-looking bar. It was one of the most breathtaking stalls at the show.

There was so much to see at Maison & Objet, and our team left feeling inspired and excited to see the collections that will be released throughout the year.

Below are the rest of the photos that our team took at the event.

Finding inspiration at Decorex and Design Centre 2018

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Image by Calico Interiors via Instagram

Located at Syon park, London, Decorex International is a leading interior design event that provides the opportunity for designers to showcase their latest collections, initiate new partnerships, and find all sorts of inspiration. The exhibits include fabrics, wallcoverings, lighting and furniture, and seminars and talks are held throughout the four-day event. The theme for 2018 was ‘Blank Space’, and so the show floor was designed as a blank canvas that allowed interior designers’ to stand out and flourish. Last week, a few members of the Calico Interiors team attended Decorex 2018, where they met many established brands and designers, and gained an insight into the latest interior trends for this year.

On Monday, the team were attracted to Villa Nova’s Picturebook, a collection of fabrics, wall coverings and accessories designed by renowned illustrators, including Fran Preston-Gannon, Christopher Corr and Yuval Zommer. Each artist has created a range of prints, with Preston-Gannon’s designs focusing on the Amazon rainforest, Corr’s is inspired by the cities of India, New York and the Mediterranean, and Zummer’s focuses on the world of bugs and insects. This collection is full of fun and enchantment, as it was inspired by whimsical children’s books.

The following day, the team headed over to the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for Focus 2018, where designers, stylists, architects and more present their collections and products to the public. The theme this year was colour, with over 100 immersive events that celebrate colourful displays and interiors.

‘ Lilac ’ display by Cole and Son

Lilac’ display by Cole and Son

Cole and Son’s latest collection, Botanical Botanica was on display here. These captivating designs capture the transforming landscape throughout the year, including gardens, woodlands and meadows. There are a range of colours in this collection to reflect each season; pastels for spring, vibrant hues for summer, dark tones for autumn and cool and crisp colours for winter. There are many floral wallpapers, such as ‘Lilac’, a beautiful spring flower that will help bring nature into any country or contemporary home.

Another exhibit that our team loved was Style Library, where collections from brands such as Sanderson, Zoffany and Morris & Co. were on show. The exhibit consisted of design boards and artistic displays, providing plenty of inspiration for attendees.

Les Indiennes     display by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

Les Indiennes display by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

As well as this, collections from Designers Guild and Osborne & Little were on display. Designer’s Guild featured their green and blue hues, including the ‘Quill Velvet Cobalt from their Tulipa Stellata collection, which we used for one of our clients’ home earlier this year. Osborne & Little showcased Matthew Williamson and Nina Campbell’s latest collections: Deya and Les Indiennes.

There was so much to see across these exhibitions, and our team left feeling inspired and excited for the new season. Have a look at the slideshow below to see more of the collections and displays.