Show Highlights: Maison & Objet 2018

Written by trendbible

31 January 2018

Left: La Chance, Right: Maison & Objet

Attracting up to 80,000 visitors from 142 countries, Maison & Objet is one of the biggest furniture and lifestyle events in the trade show calendar.

This year’s Maison et Objet was a multifaceted trade show, with design celebrating both sides of the minimial vs. maximal spectrum. Following several seasons of a predominantly restrained aesthetic, we can now see more brands shifting towards a more decorative and glamorous direction.

This year’s theme “Show Room” appropriately marks the new found space in the interior design world to embrace outlandish design once again, to collect and present objects. One of the show’s inspirational round ups dedicated a selection of products and art installations to the rising acceptance of narcissism and supplied many opportunities to indulge in the “selfie culture”.

Left: cc-tapis, Right: Seletti

“A deep understanding of the increased desire for tactility and sensorial experience was inherent in the designs on display. Sophisticated and simple designs that encouraged touch were key at this year’s show, in a reaction to our increasingly digital world.” Alina Schartner, Creative Trend Editor Home & Lifestyle, Trend Bible. 

Our Highlights:

  • Japanese design influences were seen throughout the show spanning from furniture to decorative acessories, lighting to tableware and textiles.
  • Noticeable across all halls we saw less metals being used but colour palettes being influenced by metallic shades. Warm tans draw their inspiration from copper and caramel tones act as a supplement to brass, heavily used in previous seasons.
  • The growing popularity of houseplants as well as wicker and cane furniture supports the concept of bringing the outdoors in and extending the living space to the garden or balcony.


In our Maison & Objet 2018 Trade Show Report we share the most important trends that retailers should respond to right now. This report is broken down into five sections covering trends for Print & Pattern, Surface & Material, Shape & Construction, Colour and summarising what’s continuing to be important.

Our Maison & Objet 2018 report is now available to buy from our online store. To download your free edit of this year’s report click ‘download now’ in the sidebar to the right of this post.





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