Twice a year, in the winter and the fall, thousands of design lovers flock to Paris to attend Maison & Objet. This four-day long, semiannual trade show attracts architects, interior designers, bloggers, students, and design lovers alike to see the latest and greatest in design trends from around the world — and this year, M&O's January edition did not disappoint. And to make sure you don't miss a beat, we've curated a list highlighting some of the hottest brands in attendance who introduced furniture and decor, ranging from minimal Scandinavian-influenced chairs to bespoke Persian-inspired bookcases.
This Italian brand is known for its contemporary aesthetic and craftsmanship. Their furniture exudes character, like their distinctive Fox armchair that "welcomes the guest with the warm hug of wood."
British heritage is the driving force that is carefully woven throughout every Tom Dixon design. These gorgeous accent pillows feature abstract watercolor prints inspired by "scenes of British urbanism."
Innovation developed over years of experience is the secret to this brand's success. These knitted, weatherproof pendant lights are visually dynamic and bring a warm textural glow to any space they illuminate.
Drawing inspiration from Scandinavian and Japanese design, this Australian brand uses natural materials such as rattan and timber to create cozy and inviting furniture to make you and your home feel good. This rattan chair was originally designed in the '60s and yet its timeless design remains just as relevant and beautiful today.
Danish design at its finest. Handvärk's stunning minimal aesthetic comes from their impeccable craftsmanship and uncompromising attention to detail. Their sleek minimal pieces are designed to last a lifetime using only the best, high-quality materials.
Guaranteed to be the center of attention at your next dinner party, these candles are a must-have. As this feline-shaped candle melts away, it reveals a metal skeleton. Talk about a conversation starter.
Harto carefully edits and selects talented designers who push themselves to consistently redesign the idea of practicality through furniture and decor. This collaboration enables the French brand to introduce consumers to thoughtful and creative options that will enrich their homes — resulting in beautifully functional pieces that colorfully blend into their everyday lives.
How much fun are these whimsical, knotty cushions? The team at Pandora Trade is design-oriented and strives to think outside the box. Mission accomplished, if you ask us.
Belgian designer Michael Verheyden's stripped down approach to design is a breath of fresh air. His innate ability to tell a story through uncommon objects shows an appreciation of natural materials and the simplicity of shapes. Nothing short of inspiring, Verheyden's decorative accents strike a soothing balance of calm and excitement.
Who knew that one night of laughing and sharing stories over a bottle of wine could result in something so beautiful? That was the moment that friends Emeric Cruchant Fleuriau and Gauthier Decarneresult hatched the idea to use the 'ass of the bottle' to create a chic line of artisanal glassware made from recycled glass bottles.
By blending her Persian heritage with Scandinavian design influences, British-Iranian designer Tamilla Jazayeri has conceived a dazzling collection of bespoke contemporary furniture. Simple, clean lines combined with rich materials are the hallmarks of TAM's design aesthetic.
Run by three siblings, Nordal is a brand that's all about authenticity and personality. Pairing function with aesthetics is the name of their game, and we think that they're #winning. I mean who doesn't want a brass wall sconce with fringe?
Described as "real olfactory getaways," Hypsoe's luxurious candle collection seduces the senses. Skilled craftsmen collaborate with some of the greatest French parfumeries to develop gorgeous, high-quality candles — and we want them all.
Known for blurring the lines between art and furniture, it's clear that Royal Stranger likes to think outside the box. By using innovation and technology to push the boundaries of design, this brand creates unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that tell a story.
By starting with a simple line, the new brand Draw a Line used the Japanese Heian Rod to develop a functional lifestyle collection. With a minimal aesthetic, this family business celebrates the beauty of the every day at the intersection of function and design.
As the name would suggest, this contemporary urban brand is based in London. The epitome of form meets function, MannMade London's inspired industrial-style furniture collection is simply stunning. And thanks to founder Sebastian Mann, there is an unmistakable architectural influence woven into each tailor-made design.
Ariane Moore is an Editor at Hunker. After earning her B.S. in Interior Architecture and Design, she enjoyed working on a variety of projects ranging from residential to hospitality at award winning design firms in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She also served as Design Editor at Natural Child World magazine.