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Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

Posted By Charlene Lam On January 21, 2013 @ 1:30 pm In DIY,Green Design Events,green furniture,green Interiors | No Comments

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One of Maison et Objet [6]‘s most popular attractions this year was the “Inspirations” trend area, which was curated by a variety of experts. Working under this year’s overarching theme of Vivant (or Living), the inspiration started off with Nourritures Premières [7], or First Foods. Taking “humanity’s ancestral foods” as a starting point, the display featured conceptual experiments and products derived, both physically and metaphorically, from meat, milk, honey, vegetables and bread [8].

Artist Tamara Kostianovsky [9] cannibalized her own clothes for the creation of a series of very meaty sculptures. Using a variety of fabrics and textures – from terrycloth towels to delicate lace – to mimic flesh, bone and fat, she crafted life-size renditions of livestock carcasses.

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A chandelier made of root vegetables [10] provided edible eco lighting.

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Scholten & Baijings’ stunning photorealistic vegetables [11] are actually made of textiles. It’s only when you get up-close that you can see the woven textures and stitching.

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Slovakian designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny [12] worked closely with professional beekeepers [13] to create his “Vessel #1″ beeswax vase, which was created in an actual beehive. The glowing yellow vase anchored a room devoted to honey, which offered tastings of foamed honey.

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Food dyes give Maarten de Ceulaer [14]‘s ceramic bowls delicate patterns of color.

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Another popular trend area at Maison et Objet [15] was “Pionnier” (or Pioneer). These designs were inspired by the culture of craft and DIY [5] with an underlying theme of self-sufficiency – from growing your own food to building your own furniture and fixing objects you already own.

DIY electronics kits by Technology Will Save Us [16] were featured in the Pioneer inspiration area.

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Humade [17]‘s new kintsugi repair kit [18] for shattered ceramics champions “the beauty of an imperfect repair”.

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Londoner Alex Randall [19]‘s wall light incorporates a taxidermied [20] squirrel, for a woodsier take on the DYI aesthetic.

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Italian brand PIANOPRIMO [21]‘s new collection included woven plastic [22] rugs that were surprisingly soft and plush underfoot, as well as knitted plastic baskets. The plastic used is the same material used for plastic bags.

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The Loppa pendant light by Florian Hauseirth for Foundry [23] has a folded paper structure that surrounds the light like an envelope. It comes flat-packed [24], and the special edition at Maison et Objet is embossed with the lyrics from The Doors’ “Light My Fire”.

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The “Temps Libre” armchair by French interior decorator Virginie Lobrot [25] is designed to be fully disassembled and reassembled in three minutes.

With so much stylish inspiration at Maison et Objet [6], the future is looking more optimistic already.

+ Maison et Objet [6]

Photos by Charlene Lam for Inhabitat


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[3] furniture: http://inhabitat.com/furniture/

[4] Maison et Objet: http://www.maison-objet.com

[5] DIY: http://inhabitat.com/diy/

[6] Maison et Objet: http://www.maison-objet.com/

[7] Nourritures Premières: http://www.maison-objet.com/en/inspirations/#nourritures

[8] bread: http://inhabitat.com/home-made-baked-table-installation-is-good-enough-to-eat/

[9] Tamara Kostianovsky: http://tamarakostianovsky.com

[10] made of root vegetables: http://inhabitat.com/edible-art-biodegradable-bowls-made-from-vegetables/

[11] vegetables: http://inhabitat.com/the-beetbox-kicks-out-the-jams-with-the-help-of-root-vegetables/

[12] Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny: http://www.tomaslibertiny.com/

[13] beekeepers: http://inhabitat.com/brazilian-beekeeper-gains-advantage-with-worlds-first-beekeeping-donkey/

[14] Maarten de Ceulaer: http://www.maartendeceulaer.com

[15] Maison et Objet: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials-and-innovative-low-energy-designs-shine-at-paris-maison-objet/

[16] Technology Will Save Us: http://technologywillsaveus.org/

[17] Humade: http://www.humade.nl/

[18] new kintsugi repair kit: http://www.humade.nl/products/new-kintsugi-1

[19] Alex Randall: http://www.alexrandall.co.uk/

[20] taxidermied: http://inhabitat.com/claire-morgan-suspends-taxidermied-animals-and-plants-in-her-floating-installations/

[21] PIANOPRIMO: http://www.pianoprimo.it/events.php

[22] woven plastic: http://inhabitat.com/la-feliz-woven-furniture-and-lighting-collection/patricio-lix-klett-la-feliz-la-feliz-collection-touch-new-york-touch-collection-woven-plastic-furniture-recycled-materials-touch-recycled-wicker-recycled-basket-lamps-reclaimed-design-new-y-2/

[23] Foundry: http://www.foundrycollection.com/

[24] flat-packed: http://inhabitat.com/tag/flat-pack/

[25] Virginie Lobrot: http://www.virginielobrot.fr/

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