Paris welcomes the design world this month.
Paris Deco Off is now in its 6th consecutive year. You can’t miss the Toucan, the brightly feathered figurehead bearing the theme – colour. It beckons us to visit the most famous editors and creators in international decoration at their showrooms in Paris on the left and right banks from the 22 – 26 January. Gigantic lamps will light the way and there are promises of a side order of cultural events and entertainment.
De Le Cuona is one of the 98 prestigious brands and a real highlight for textile lovers. Bernie de Le Cuona presents her new epic Rugged Elegance collection at the Galerie Nicolas Deman, 12 Rue Jacques Callot.
If Deco Off is a ‘tonic for the senses’ then you’ll need a vitamin shot for Maison et Objet, which runs from 23-27 January. This major lifestyle, design and decoration trade fair celebrates its 20th anniversary, so cakes all round. With over 3,000 exhibitors and 80,000 professional visitors we are talking vast. The theme this year is ‘making’ and this works beautifully with the likes of Ochre and FRONT London who are both showing at scènes d’intérieur, hall 7.
In the world of Ochre, the iterative process of making is as beautiful as the end product itself. Each design begins with learning the possibilities and limitations of a material, and understanding how to master techniques to create modern collectables. Ochre's individual commissions allow them to explore and experiment with materials, to adjust their methods and the scale and dimensions of their work.
And should you want to meet the most awarded rug designer in the world, then head to the FRONT London stand where Jan Kath will be showing his contemporary rugs that are hand-made by highly skilled weaves in Nepal, using a traditional high density knotting technique.