This January’s Maison et Objet 2016 pulled out all the stops with 12 halls adorned from floor to ceiling with all the latest looks and trends in the world of interiors. This enormous trade show is always a hotbed of exciting new designs and interior inspiration for every look imaginable and this season the Houseology team were on the hunt for extra special pieces to complement our latest curations.
The SS16 Houseology looks incorporate Danish minimalism in Urban, laid-back beach house inspirations in Chic and tastefully restrained glamour in Luxe. From the architectural features of the space to delicate piping on upholstery, detail is everything in the SS16 Houseology Luxe look. Furniture and upholstery take influence from the 1930s, 40s and 50s fusing Mid Century Modern design with Art Deco style to create a scheme that is sophisticated yet with an edge of eclecticism.
Taking influences from stunning Parisian apartments, the SS16 Luxe scheme combines furniture featuring fine lines and more organic shapes including flowing edges and scalloped detailing. At Maison et Objet, Eichholtz showcased furnishings with a delicacy that fits beautifully with the Luxe scheme, we loved the La Perla Sofa with its long flowing lines and luxurious curves.
Scandinavian brand, Gubi’s, latest furniture collection also captured our imaginations, offering heirlooms of the future in the form of iconic modernist furniture pieces and striking sculptural pendant lighting. The delicate silhouette of the Grand Piano Sofa and fine frame of the brand’s new mirror collection perfectly captures the importance of detail as well as the spirit of the Houseology Luxe look.
As well as free-flowing, organic shapes, we are incorporating metallic touches across the furnishings of the SS16 Luxe look. Polished copper and gold is being used with restraint on fine framework, stud detailing and fretwork for just a hint of Parisian glamour.
Although the Luxe look is undeniably sophisticated, it’s certainly not without bold choices. Dramatic teal tones feature across upholstery and textured wall coverings adding a contemporary feel with a playful edge. Eichholtz were also working with this rejuvenating shade on their Maison et Object 2016 stand, pairing the teal palette with salmon pinks and mossy greens. The Luxe SS16 aesthetic will be incorporating teal with black and cream as well as gold to create a stunning timelessness.
Lighting plays a crucial role in the Luxe SS16 look with statement sculptural pieces adding design flair and stylish modernity. Gubi’s delicate Semi Pendant Light with its fine edging and smooth silhouette exudes Luxe SS16 however we will also be incorporating high drama pendants too. Architectural, sculptural styles drew the attention of the team at Maison et Objet with striking pendant lights and contemporary pendant lights being selected for our latest curation.