Places: Déco Off
Paris is a major design destination in January as two shows draw design professionals to the French capital: Maison & Objet and the inner-city Déco Off. We’ve picked the best furniture and fabric launches for five pages of coverage.
by Claudia Baillie and Kate Burnett
Hollywood Palm is a sophisticated addition, in four colourways, to the current trend for all things tropical, part of Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s first collection for British wallpaper manufacturer Cole & Son. The collection is a celebration of craftsmanship around the world, with influences ranging from Marrakech to Hollywood.
Dominique Kieffer’s creative director Paola Navone is known for her bold and confident use of colour. In the new 2018 collection she has picked up on African influences and tribal costumes, adding two raffia wefts to Guro’s cotton ground to create a lively fringe-effect, in five colourways.
Fameed Khalique showed at Deco Off for the first time in January. Renowned for discovering exotic and exclusive surface solutions, he exhibited a mix of materials. These included an impressive range of leathers, among them hand-woven leather and silk fabric, sculpted and ribbed leather panels, and woven leather rugs, all available to view in his London showroom.
Colour may be grabbing a lot of the trend headlines, but neutrals remain a popular and sophisticated option. Larsen is an accomplished brand when it comes to clever use of subtle shading and texture. Shown here are Celtis (whose blend includes wool, bamboo and linen) and Tsuga, which comes in 13 colourways including Snow.
The terrazzo trend has had a meteoric rise to prominence in the last couple of years. Lelievre’s take on this distinctive surface mixes metallic embroidery with a subtle and elegant tonal palette. Olea comes in three colourways, all on satin cotton. The speckled background is scattered with geometric shapes, interspersed with decorative olive leaves picked out in silver, copper, or gold appliqué.
Printed and decorative sheers were in evidence across a number of fabric houses, including Osborne & Little. Sirocco – a collection of wide-width curtain fabrics – launches for spring 2018 with a soft palette mixing pale shades of white and cream with soft blues and bronze. Six of the eight designs use linen, including Pampero which was printed to resemble marble in three colourways.
A mid-20th century, transatlantic influence could be detected in the new collection for Manuel Canovas, which uses richly dense colour combined with strong geometrics. The Park Avenue collection includes these two geometric designs: Derain (shown here on the chairs), a viscose-polyster mix in four colourways, and Vogue, a cotton polyester in 14 colourways.
Several manufacturers launched wallpaper ‘murals’ as part of their new collections. Little Greene presented Asterid, a voluptuous floral whose darker colourway (Nightshade) looks particularly effective in this bedroom setting. Little Greene is known for its historical references, and this design is a drawn from a mid-20th century painting. Available in a three-panel design or as a repeat.
As ever, the six Style Library brands presented a huge range of options in Paris. Sanderson’s launches included this charming bird’s egg design in both fabric and wallpaper, as part of the new Embleton collection inspired by the nature of the British coastline.
Far-flung influences – here it’s the Himalayas – surface in Pepe Peñalver’s Beyul collection. Shangri La (on the headboard) depicts an ‘earthly paradise’ of lush imagery, combined with Khumbu, where animal markings are printed onto a heavyweight linen.