Top design finds from Maison & Objet 2017

As any seasoned interior designer will tell you, a visit to Maison & Objet is not without its drawbacks. Yes, the twice yearly exhibition is hosted by one of the world’s most beautiful cities - Paris. And yes, there is a veritable feast of design on display from all over the world. However, there is a huge amount of ground to cover and, by the time the week draws to a close, even the most hardened of exhibition-goers is fit to drop.

If all this sounds a little exhausting, the good news is that my team and I have done the hard work for you. We trekked the halls and scanned the stands to bring you the best of what Maison & Objet had to offer - enjoy.

Petite Friture

My new favourite French brand, Petite Friture, launched the covetable Hoff collection comprising stools and armchairs that can be combined to create a sofa, or used as stand-alone pieces. Hoff is upholstered in fabrics from Petite Friture’s collection.

eno studio

Given that smartphones have taken the place of clocks for keeping track of time, good old-fashioned timepieces must work harder than ever before to earn their place in the home. This modern update on the traditional mantel clock by eno studio gets my vote.


In design, size doesn’t matter, even the smallest of pieces can be great. Proving the point is Vitra's new collection of laminated plywood trays featuring a graphic dot pattern devel-oped by Charles and Ray Eames in 1947.

valerie objects

I am a big fan of fresh flowers because they instantly inject colour and beauty to any inte-rior. Finding artful ways to display them is a particular passion, so it’s no surprise that I fell in love with these Hidden Vases by valerie objects on first sight.

Zaha Hadid

The Duo salt & pepper grinders are typical Zaha Hadid; their twisting, interlocking forms in stainless steel echo her renowned architectural style.


The Olo lamp by Jean-Baptiste Faster for Moustache was born to be different. Made out of a single piece of ceramic, it can be set in three different positions to light horizontally, vertically or at 45 degrees. Available in thee colours, this military green version made us stand to attention.


British manufacturer ercol has given its coveted Originals stacking chair a seasonal re-boot with a new, bespoke coloured lacquer called Forest Green.


Let’s raise a glass to Nude for its Craft whisky set by xx designer Erdem Akan. The hero of the collection is this crystal cut glass flask, which takes its cue from a traditional hip flask.

New Works

We came across fledgling Dutch brand New Works on the last day of Maison & Objet and were mighty glad we did. Covetable pieces from its collection include the Covent chair, inspired by the geometry of Mondrian’s line work.