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Elizabeth Leriche Unveils What’s New in Decor

Elizabeth Leriche Unveils What’s New in Decor
Maison&Objet Paris 2024 (January). What's new in decor by Elizabeth Leriche. ©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.

As one of Paris’ known design stylists, Elizabeth Leriche used her trend-setting experience to curate the “What’s new in decor?” installation at Maison&Objet.

January 18-22, 2024—The “What’s new in decor” installation by Elizabeth Leriche was by far one of the most interesting and richest exhibitions at Maison&Objet. Visitors seeking the latest hot products for interior design projects could easily grab ideas from the different rooms of the installation. She selected the colors and materials of tomorrow, drawing visitors into a dreamlike environment that translated the future integration of nature into our interiors. Through three main themes—the desert, the ocean, and vegetation—she curated a piece of enchanting refinement.

The experience embodied the event’s theme Tech Eden which provides an open field for exploration, connecting nature with new narratives for the home that are inspiring and future-focused. We’ve compiled a list of some of the breathtaking pieces of brands selected by the curator. While some of these products weren’t displayed in the installation, they fit one of the three realms: ochre, earth, brick, and sand colors of the desert; algae, coral, and transparent water of the ocean; and chlorophyll baths, tropical torpor, fresh undergrowth, and primary forests of vegetation.

©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.
©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.
©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.
©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.
©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.
©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.

Incredible, Transformative Pendant, Lys by Forestier

Guided by nature and vegetation, the Lys collection by Forestier is inspired by the royal flower, whose luminous petals light up the space. The French brand produces its lighting fixtures, from pendants to lamps and floor lamps, in the Philippines by artisans with whom they’ve been working for 15 years. The Lys pendant was first presented at Maison&Objet last September.

Lys. Courtesy of Forestier.

Floral Delights and Crumpled Paper by 101 Copenhagen

101 Copenhagen introduced several new pieces, including the Japanese-inspired vase Kami resembling the form of crumpled paper bags while providing a waterproof home for fresh flowers. The Bloom ceramic vase and tray collection captivates with its sculptural beauty, depicting the graceful transition of flower leaves. The Bow console pays homage to ancient Roman aqueducts, showcasing timeless design and geometrical precision. The contemporary and inviting Big Foot series adds a quirky touch to interior settings, blending organic shapes with modern aesthetics, making it a charming addition for both individuals and families.

Bloom. Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.
Big Foot. Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.
Kami. Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.
Bloom. Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.
Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.
Bloom. Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.
Bow. Courtesy of 101 Copenhagen.

The Octopus, the Arch Circle, and Lightbone by Oblure

One of the best illustrations of the ocean, the Cirrata lamp—the octopus—designed by Markus Johansson and edited by Swedish brand Oblure became available for sale in 2016. Simply exquisite, Leriche selected this delightful octopus lamp in white for her installation because, eight years later, the octopus comes in various colors and remains magnetic. Leriche also selected the brand’s new lighting products Arch Circle 76 and Lightbone

Archi. Courtesy of Oblura.
Cirrata. Courtesy of Oblura.

Weaving Ceramic Vases like a Costume Designer by Silver Sentimenti

France-based Italian ceramicist Silver Sentimenti has worked with haute couture brands such as Dior and Chanel as a costume designer since 1997. However, in 2014, he returned to working with ceramics. Leriche selected several of his ceramic vases for the decor installation. The pieces distinctively play with form, while the colors join the theme of the desert with its soft hues.

Courtesy of Silver Sentimenti.
Courtesy of Silver Sentimenti.

Traveling to Distant Lands with Atmosphère d’Ailleurs

Atmosphère d’Ailleurs, curated by Thierry Grundman, is an alluring journey through time and distant lands, inviting individuals to be moved by the poetry of unique pieces and become part of their stories. Born almost 30 years ago when Grundman, transitioning from contemporary art, found inspiration in India, the first collection celebrated the singularity, emotion, and timeless beauty of rare objects. Grundman breathes new life into rare finds, collaborating with local artisans to preserve endangered craftsmanship and unveil art that fulfills our desire for elsewhere and emotions.

On 7 March 2022, a fire devastated Atmosphère d’Ailleurs’ warehouse, consuming cherished antique pieces saved by founder Thierry Grundman for furnishing the Atmosphère d’Ailleurs house in Tuscany. Despite the loss, Thierry turned the disaster into a creative process, crafting unique art “BY FIRE” from the charred remnants, showcasing the transformative power of fire in producing ethereal beauty and resilience in the face of trauma.

The Dogon people of Mali have a rich cultural heritage, evident in their distinctive ladders made primarily from acacia wood, reflecting both practical and aesthetic significance, showcasing intricate carvings that convey cultural beliefs. Thierry Grundman, in his pursuit of timeless pieces, selected a set of uncarved Dogon ladders with elegant proportions and organic shapes, symbolizing African heritage, craftsmanship, and cultural wealth in each unique, sculptural work of art. Leriche chose both By Fire and Ladder Dogon ladders for the installation.

Courtesy of Atmosphère d’Ailleurs
Courtesy of Atmosphère d’Ailleurs
Courtesy of Atmosphère d’Ailleurs
Dogon ladders. “What’s new in decor” Maison&Objet Jan 2024. ©Anne-Emmanuelle Thion
By Fire. “What’s new in decor” Maison&Objet Jan 2024. ©Anne-Emmanuelle Thion

The Innovative World of 13 Desserts Design

French label 13 Desserts is at the forefront of redefining production methods by blending industrial processes with artisanal craftsmanship. Founded by Clément ROUGELOT and Kevin DOLCI in Paris and Hyères les Palmiers, the label has continuously enriched its identity by welcoming new talents. The label’s commitment to developing audacious designs fosters a close collaboration among designers, the label, and artisans in France and Italy, producing objects, accessories, and furniture on a human scale.

New products include the Grand Ribaud chair, Topless chair, M bench, Canebas table, Byblos side table, Mezza Luna shelf, and more. Maison&Objet Paris January 2024. 13 Desserts booth in Hall 7. ©Anne Emmanuelle Thion.

Fun New Designs from Dooq Featuring Contrasts and Crossing Boundaries

Portuguese brand Dooq meticulously explores details and conducts extensive iconographic research, fostering an ever-evolving language that accentuates the significance of small things. Dooq seeks balance in contrasts, bringing together elements like feminine and masculine, small and large, soft and solid, and past and present, allowing the new to flourish. The studio’s distinctive pieces combine sensual materials like velvet, trimmings, straw, and glass with sturdier elements such as copper, marble, brass, and wood, creating a harmonious duality. With the fusion of technological expertise and creative prowess, Dooq produces pieces with an uncensored aesthetic, each possessing a unique raison d’être. The brand boldly pursues elegance, devotion, and the crossing of boundaries between art and design. The studio presented quite a few new products: souk ecru linen mirror, braque dinner table, l’anamour dinner table, nouvelle vague side and center, nusa side and center, aimi armchair, vertigo armchair, camelia, and oscar.

Nouvelle Vague tables. Courtesy of Dooq.
Souk Ecru Linen mirror. Courtesy of Dooq.
Braque dining table. Courtesy of Dooq.

The Inner Flowering Among Global Challenges with Dôme Deco

Last November, Belgian interior design label Dôme Deco introduced its 2024 collection in preview—AWAKEN. The collection is centered around the philosophy of revealing the inner flowering happening among people amid necessary global challenges, leading to profound shifts in consciousness and an awareness of life’s interconnectedness. AWAKEN features soft and soothing hues, with organic contours providing dynamic comfort and a focus on the power of natural resources with colors such as Lotus, Clay, Salmon, and Nature. These colors make the 2024 collection a testament to aesthetic sophistication and a deeper connection with the evolving world. The collection comprises a vast selection of furniture, accessories, lighting, and textiles.

Courtesy of Dôme Deco.
Courtesy of Dôme Deco.
Courtesy of Dôme Deco.

A Few More Names to Consider: Pinoli Glass, Tinja, Pietre Trovanti, Utopia & Utility, and Pulpo

Tripode table. Courtesy of Tinja.
Courtesy of Utopia & Utility.
Thales. Courtesy of Pulpo.
Daniella bowl (left) and Dalia bowl (right). Courtesy of Pinoli Glass.
Courtesy of Pietre Trovanti.
Courtesy of Les Ottomans
Mirèio chair. Courtesy of Margaux Keller.
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