Special contributor, interior designer and fellow blogger, Sophie Carr, Director, Studio Arrc, curates her design lust-list from the February edition of Maison & Objet, Paris.
“As always, Maison & Objet was a visual whirlwind. The sheer size of the show may overwhelm but the talent on display never fails to inspires. Below are some of my best-of-show picks. Enjoy!” – Sophie Carr
With varied work and life experiences, Sophie embarked on herÂ career as an Interior Designer in Sydney Australia. Working for leading design firms, interacting with high-end, demanding clients and unique sites shaped her into the designer she is today. Now living in the South of France, travel continues to be a constant source of inspiration; herÂ career is a response toÂ her life-long passion and vision of creating interiors that will excite and inspire those who inhabit them. She founded her own design firm Studio Arrc by Sophie Carr in 2013.
& TRADITION – “One of my favourites was definitelyÂ &Tradition’sÂ Copenhagen Pendant – honestly a jaw dropping moment!Â Resembling the classic gaslight, it fuses a modernÂ industrial aesthetic which is emphasised by itsÂ low slung matte-lacquered metal lampshade. The In Between Chair SK2 upholstered in new colours – again strong reference and lean towards pastels.”
FERM LIVINGÂ – “I loved the muted pastel accessoriesÂ played up with bold styling, also theÂ inclusion of brassÂ accentÂ pieces added another layerÂ to their pieces.”
PINCH DESIGNÂ – “The Derome Lamp’s minimalist and simplistic form is what good design is all about. Sometimes less is more and beauty is found in the form and the material.”
LINGE ROSET – “Linge Roset’s new collection was inspiring with the addition of anÂ armchair to theÂ RuchÃ© Collection byÂ Inga SempÃ© – a big tick to this piece and great addition to the RuchÃ©Â family,Â made even more beautiful in its dusty pink upholstery!”
BOSA – “ThisÂ ceramic display by Sam Baron for BosaÂ combinedÂ fluid forms and silhouettes, paired with perfect proportions. The colour combination ofÂ tonalÂ mutedÂ pastelÂ shades in gloss and matt finishes wasÂ magnificent.”
BROKIS – “I am loving the current trend of translucent lighting, creating interest and intrigue into the light source itself.Â Although appearing fragile their strong linesÂ and form give a certain sense authority and solidity.“
MENU – “Menu’s aesthetic in my eyes is minimalistic brilliance. Not only are their products polished but incredibly usable, this clock is the perfect example of their timeless aesthetic.”
THOMAS EYCK – “Stunning ceramics in Ice cream pastels (almost good enough to eat)!”
TOM DIXON – “Tom Dixon, who was named designer of the year launched a newÂ accessories range inspired by brass cogs, including a series of candlestick holders and desk accessories.”
SFERA – “This brand’s delicate forms and natural material pallet drew strong connections to its Japanese heritage and simplistic aesthetic.”
NORRMADE – “The ‘Sheep Bench’ has been developed to adapt to different interior settings and can be easily moved around with use of a leather strap at one end,Â intendedÂ to be a tail.”
POLIT – “I loved the playful nature of this writing desk ‘Â 7 Bis Repetita’Â with customisable built-in storageÂ byÂ French designer Cyril de Moulins for POLIT.”
BETHAN GRAY – “Welsh designer Bethan Gray debuted her Stud table, a refined leather-covered table with brass stud detailing around the tabletop rim.”
NERI & HU – “I am obsessed with modular lighting that createÂ simplisticÂ silhouettes in the space in which they are hung.Â Supported by the warmth and contrast of its finish, Â this pendant is a total statement piece.”
All Images Â©Sophie Carr, used with special permission.Â For more information on Sophie Carr, visit her website here.