Luxury Interior Design Firm Casa Forma Attended the Prestigious Maison & Objet Trade Fair in Paris, February 2012

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The Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France specialises in every thing to do with the home. It runs every year in the spring and autumn. Suppliers and manufacturers use this to showcase there new products and meet existing customers and clients. It is also a great way to meet new customers and clients too.

Maison & Objet - The Home Fashion Showcase

Maison & Objet - The Home Fashion Showcase

The Maison & Objet trade fair is a great way of meeting other people in the industry and seeing new trends” Adds Susie McLaren (FF&E Manager, Casa Forma). “It's always fresh and exciting and lovely to see lots of colour being used.

The Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France specialises in every thing to do with the home. It runs every year in the spring and autumn. Suppliers and manufacturers use this to showcase there new products and meet existing customers and clients. It is also a great way to meet new customers and clients too.

“The Maison & Objet trade fair is a great way of meeting other people in the industry and seeing new trends” Adds Susie McLaren (FF&E Manager, Casa Forma). “It's always fresh and exciting and lovely to see lots of colour being used”.

TRENDS & HIGHLIGHTS
Always begin Maison & Objet with a visit to the Luxury Hall of Scene Interieur where you will find the most prestigious names in interiors from Fendi to Lalique and Baccarat.
Three distinct themes emerged; the glamour, curves, quality and detail of Art Deco; the organic relaxed and unique items of Hand Made items and an exciting collaboration of East meet West melting European Design and fine Chinese decorative detail and techniques.

ART DECO
1930’s revisited, with pearlescent finishes, rare woods with high gloss and opaque glass. Leather chairs with gently curving wooden arms and simple metallic lozenge details. Lalique presented inlaid cabinetry with glass handles in the sensual form of a female head, graceful and stylized, exquisitely lit with fine beams of light playing on the glass.
Sensual light reflective satin in gentle lingerie colours for upholstery, drapes and cushions; soft, fine cashmeres from Loro Piana from gossamer sheer to upholstery weight. Cabinetry with high gloss finishes in Champagne or Latte with bronze metal details and mother of pearl finishes on fabrics were the glamorous highlights.

HAND MADE
Tribal influences were apparent in bold fabrics with earthy colours, rough textures and hand printed design. Bold and beaten metallic occasional furniture, featuring organic shapes and driftwood sculptures; knarled handles on hand beaten silver trays and oversized ornamental jugs, making every piece unique and original. African influenced Designs with Collections full of energy and vigour.

EAST meets WEST
Europe embracing China, featuring delicate Chinese porcelain embellishing on Cabinets and Armoires. Giant oriental shaped vases with fine delicate butterflies, birds and blossom appliques. A dramatic visual explosion, showcasing skill and ancient techniques, enhanced by a European colour palette and quality of manufacture.
Bold, bright, fresh with the colours of a Chinese garden in Spring, daring and refreshing. The colours of nature were everywhere happily sitting together against a strong white presence.

Overall, an Interior Designers event full of optimism and colour with bold directions and inspirational confident products.

Casa Forma is an award winning architectural and interior design firm based in London. Their international practice provides a comprehensive architectural and interior design service for residential, commercial and hospitality properties. Their experienced team is led by world-class experts from the fields of decorative and structural design. They place absolute importance on understanding the particular needs and wishes of their clients for a personalised service delivered to an uncompromisingly high standard.

For more information please visit Casa Forma at http://www.casaforma.co.uk

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