Prismma in Paris: Maison & Objet 2012
Did we mention that Prismma has got its travelling shoes on this year ? Well, we start with the wonderful city of Paris, where on the banks of the Seine I got to explore one of the world’s most prestigious design trade fairs¬—-Maison & Objet 2012.
Maison & Objet is one of the first events on the calendar, in terms of international design fairs, and you get to see a lot of what is being lined up for 2012. The year starts on a creative high with lots of new products and launches.
There was a lot to see and even four days is not enough, but I found a few things that really caught my fancy and that’s what I am sharing with you in this series.
I was on the lookout for trends and something new and exciting but what stayed with me is the power of individualistic expression. It was not so much about new and but about a view, a perspective. Something I can relate to as that’s what I try to find every day—-through my lens !!
Hope you enjoy my tour !! I have focused on brands I found were unique in some way, and which readers in India would find interesting.
I start with companies based in France (as a resident of Paris, I was biased here) and some of the work that I really liked.
The first is Naga Dionisio–that sells to trade only
The second is a French company run by Thierry Grundman–Atmosphere d’Ailleurs which has a curated collection of furniture sourced from all over the world. Each one a masterpiece.
The third one is Etienne Moyat a sculptor who creates unique pieces for home decor, all crafted in wood
From French designers, I now move on to a company based in Meerkerk,Netherlands. My love for all things handcrafted drew me to their stall which displays some exquisite craftsmanship and varied applications of materials in the interior.
DK HOME : NETHERLANDS
DK Home is a company based in the Netherlands, supplying exclusive interior products to over 53 countries.You can see more images of their spectacular stall at Maison&Objet 2012 here
Every product we make has a natural finish derived from materials provided by Mother Earth. From seashell to mother-of-pearl, stingray to silver leaf, ebony to eggshell we know where to find it and, just as important, how to incorporate it into our products in a highly skilful way. And that means old-fashioned handwork.The kind of craftsmanship we achieve by working with enthusiastic artisans in Asia.
By collaborating with renowned architects and designers our products have found their way into some exciting projects around the world. Moreover, we’re proud to say that DK Home products now embellish many a luxury hospitality interior.
After DK Home in the Netherlands, I found another Dutch company interesting. Zenza has a range of home accessories that are sure to catch your eye.
Inspired by Karin’s visit to Egypt 18 years ago, the Zenza collection of home accessories has established itself as a name to reckon with.
With hand-crafted products elevated to a high level of recognition in recent years, Zenza is particularly known for its lamp collection.
Ancient techniques are combined with modern sensibilities to create an eclectic design framework.
Aksha Middya is a features writer and photographer for Prismma —based in Paris,France