Wednesday, January 29, 2014



Robert and I have just experienced three inspiring days of walking the immense halls of Maison et Objet in Paris, where leading designers and brands from around the globe converge twice a year to showcase their latest collections.

Always a great experience, this year the Maison et Objet show inspired us with beautiful and colourful objects for the home – some of which we have hand selected and will be offering at Provide in the coming months. Colour was important this season and a few brands in particular fully embraced this trend of offering their designs in a full spectrum of options.

A highlight of the show was Klaar Prims (pictured at top), a Belgium based glass artist that showcased a wide range of her elegant and sophisticated work including these mouth blown crystal bowls that are made in a variety of colours.

Bethan Gray (second from the top) recently won best British Designer from Elle Decoration UK and her Brogue tables that made their debut at Maison et Objet confirmed this prestigious acknowledgement. With three legs, these wood tables feature coloured, hand crafted leather tops with brogue detailing – so simple and incredibly stylish.

The brand Zuzunaga (third from the top) is synonyms with colour – in fact they were recently awarded with the best pixilation prize in the Wallpaper Design Awards 2014. Their "Integrate Time and Space" collection features handwoven pillows, throws and blankets in over scaled designs from the pixel theme – now with a black base that gives the coloured wool yarns real pop.

UK's True Grace (pictured at bottom) is a boutique candle maker and has long been part of Provide's offering. At the show, we were very excited to see their new "Curious" collection that features amazing new scents in a variety of coloured glass containers and packages. We placed an immediate order and know these will be a hit for spring and summer 2014.

Overall the show ran the full spectrum with many ideas and concepts on display, but the theme of colour multiples was what inspired us most.

Posted by David

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