The world of decoration is found at Paris Deco Off. For the 7th consecutive year, Paris Deco Off is now open until 25th January. It’s a cold January, but the Parisian streets are flecked with Winter sunlight and windows sparkle with the new season’s fabrics.
Discover de Le Cuona at Galerie Nicolas Deman, 12 rue Jacques Callot-75006 Paris. Savage Couture shows the beauty of linen in all its refined and rugged guises. This classic cloth combines with silk, wool, parchment and metallic to create layers of luxurious textiles distinguished by their feel and iconic weight.
Artisan techniques and handcrafted detail underpin each fabric. In the hands of Bernie de Le Cuona these traditional ways create new effects. Cleopatra, a delicious silk linen falls like a floor-sweeping gown, Persia a tweed crosses a tapestry and Chanel jacket woven in ribbons and tapes, metallic threads loose their heaviness in Treasure a sublime mesh-style linen with a hint of beaten silver, Vintage linen is painted like canvas or beaten-up with a Flint finish.
Discreet glamour is found at Maison&Objet with OCHRE hall 7 – stand H65. Each year new products are introduced such as the woven stainless steel and organza mirage pendant lights, the leather clad, hand stitched bar stools and handles as well as new family members to existing lines such as the Celestial Pebble Lighting. The designs prize a subtle glamour that emanates from innovative techniques, visceral patinas and handcrafted detail.
The chic couture-inspired Mirage pendant lights are cocoons of coloured, woven stainless steel and organza creating a semi-transparent glow. The artisan technique used to create the sculptural shade from this lustrous metallic fabric has a millinery touch. The hues are blush pink, storm grey and mist white.
Nature and couture converge in the new collections by award-winning designer Michaela Schleypen at FRONT, Maison & Objet, hall 8 - stand C24. Her sensory, fashion-led Tweed rugs fuse her natural free-spirit style with incredibly complex techniques.
FRONT also presents Jan Kath’s new rugs. The Cloud series is inspired both by the works of Baroque artists who painted skies in domes of magnificent churches and the seascapes of the Dutch masters. These multilayered cloudscapes are beautiful and one is coloured in the shades of sunset skies and pink powder. A rug to warm up the cold Winter sun of Paris in Winter.