Collection by Scott Newlin

Maison & Objet 2010


Last weekend, contributing blogger Scott Newlin attended Maison & Objet, a Parisian fair featuring objects that range from furniture to gifts to home decor. Seemingly bigger and bigger each year, Maison is a precursor to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, and offers the first look at many soon-to-be released designs. Here Newlin shares some of his favorite pieces from the showroom floor.

The French love their young talent, and they dedicated a lot of the fair booths to them.
A detail shot highlights the stamped, highly reflective surface.
Seen here is a collection of Roto-molded Furniture, by Karim Rashid—lots of form and lots of color.
The Vertex chair, from Rashi's Outdoor Furniture Collection. It reminds me of a faceted Pantone chair.
Inga Sempé's Ruche Couch for Ligne Roset: a minimal platform bench with a draped, textured cushion.
A detail shot of the fabric. It was one of my favorite pieces of the show.
Kente Table and Chairs by Philippe Bestenheider for Varaschin.
A detail shot of the interwoven textile covering the Kente table, by Philippe Bestenheider for Varaschin.
This piece, by Philippe Nigro for Ligne Roset, is called the Table Universelle.
The hardware is my favorite part; it's simple, clean and easy to adjust.
Lampe by Mark Eden Schooley for Pacha Design. These lamps are made of some kind of "good" material.
Zlin Flatware by Future Systems. This retro design was just brought back to life by Alessi.
The 'Birds' collection by Jaime Hayonfor for Lladro was definitely a highlight.
The Trattoria Sedia Chair by Jasper Morrison for Magis. This was my favorite.
The Trattoria—a near-perfect chair.