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Maison & Objet January 2024

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden

Plants and interiors are what makes our hearts beat faster. We’re always on the lookout for what’s new in green decor, how plants inspire new technologies, materials and designs. That’s exactly what next month’s Maison&Objet is all about: the fair will show a revitalized future that combines technology and nature “TECH EDEN”. We have been at Maison&Objet many times (see  HERE and HERE), but from January 18-22 2024, they are launching a new program called “WHAT’S NEW? In Retail”. This helps professionals (independent boutiques, concept stores, distributors, department stores) to develop their business through workshops and merchandising solutions. Greenery, organic shapes, natural materials and well-being are obviously part of these “solutions” and we are excited to discover more next month.

Below you can read more about this new program at Maison&Objet, why, where, what, how. And get your tickets HERE. Will we see you in January?

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden

WHAT’S NEW? In Retail

From January 18th to 22nd, 2024, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Maison&Objet’s “WHAT’S NEW? In Retail” program brings something new to the more than 30.000 shops that visit the show each season. Mélanie Leroy, Managing Director of SAFI has been crafting an innovative space to tackle the retail challenges head-on and make it a practical hub for the industry. Think of a real concept store space where you can learn from experts on how to improve the impact of the shop window, or make your shop more like a place where people actually want to hang out. Because when we go out to shop for interior decor, design, gifts or plants, we tend to combine it with some coffee & cake, meet up with friends, snap some Stories for Instagram, maybe even stay to work a little bit, or sign up for a wellness treatment. We want to feel good where we shop and stay a little longer: we crave true connections, whether it’s online or physical. It’s not about filling up our cart and checkout at the cash register anymore. How do you turn your shop into that kind of place where people feel good?

That’s exactly what you’ll learn more about during the workshops that are part of this new program: “WHAT’S NEW? In Retail” will be blurring the lines between categories to create spaces that feel natural, intuitive and welcoming to all. They also dive in deep into the “retail nitty-gritty” and provide ideas and tips to spice up your store and ride those industry changes.

For the space, at the entrance to Halls 3 and 4, Maison&Objet worked with two major contributors:

François Delclaux, a foresight expert, for the storytelling of the space and the selection of new products,
BETC Design, a strategic consulting agency, for structuring the customer journey and effective merchandising.
“Maison&Objet is offering us an incredible playground and a unique way of collaborating on the section’s design: the expertise of François DELCLAUX on stylistic trends, new uses and new products, and BETC Design on the prefiguration of a real place to stimulate sales” explains Christophe Pradère, founder and CEO of BETC Design.

At the heart of this space, “coaching workshops” are planned throughout the 5 days of the show to help shops implement practical and efficient solutions within your own point(s) of sale. Think of Maison&Objet like a booster shot for you as a retailer. It’s not just about finding new stuff; it’s about getting advice, finding solutions, and staying ahead of the game. 

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden
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WHAT’S NEW ? IN RETAIL – A WHOLE CONCEPT

“This space is inspired by the dynamics seen in South Korea and Mexico, for example, with their effective multi-functional and multi-category spaces in concept stores, a major category for our visitors”, explains Mélanie Leroy, General Manager of SAFI.

A fluidity of use as conceptualised by François Delclaux in his décor: “Fluidity also in objects, shapes, materials and surfaces: traditional categories fade away and become less radical, boundaries less clear-cut. The design combines an enduring brutalism in which the material imposes the form, with flexible, organic, and silent forms, and finally with gentle, non-intrusive technology. The home becomes intuitive and inclusive”.

Christophe Pradère (BETC Design) adds: “It’s a real retail experience. We’ve incorporated what we call ‘moments’ to showcase the products, with the creation of ‘attack’ furniture, display units and an exportable kiosk, for example. To complement and enhance their offering, we want to give shops the idea that the products on display are relevant to their space.”

Of course this will all align with this year’s theme of Maison&Objet: TECH EDEN: where nature and cutting-edge technology combine. We as customers seek a more serene world, with a focus on comfort and well-being. You as a retailer will experience this tranquility through organic shapes, natural materials, soft pastels, and shimmering reflections. Obviously greenery is part of this!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden
Mathieu Lehanneur – Fog tree misting system and local river home ecosystem ©Felipe Ribon

COACHING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES TO HELP RETAILERS FIND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS 

With 25 workshops on the agenda, you will be able to receive insights on the upcoming changes of your business industry and be supported on the promotion or staging of your store(s).

Maison&Objet selected some of the most relevant experts to lead these coaching workshops and address both strategic and inspiring topics, including:

“From storytelling to storyliving” by Christophe Pradère (BETC Design)
“Merchandising is not just visual!” by Donatienne Richard (trainer)
“How to integrate nature into your shop in an inventive way?” by Nicolas Rebet (Retailoscope)
“Developing your brand quickly via TikTok, the video of success” by Tony Piloseno (Tonester Paints)

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden
Komut Studio

AND TO GO FURTHER: FOCUS ON A THRIVING WELLNESS MARKET

During the last Maison&Objet show The Wellbeing Experience was launched at the show and in January this will make a return: the wellness market is a booming market with a projected global growth of 9.9% per year over the next 5 years (according to the Global Wellness Institute). The last edition was very well received, so again in January you can immerge in this space and experience a selection of new products for personal and home well-being, as well as workshops to learn new ways of relaxing and finding balance.

This is a unique opportunity for retailers to experience a sensory and holistic journey in a promising market. The offering is designed in collaboration with the American trend office Fashion Snoops and the Retail & Well-being consultant Marina Musset (from concept store La Seinographe).

You can find the Well-being&Beauty sector in Hall 3 in January.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden
Sheyn.at
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Maison&Objet 2024 Tech Eden
Theophile Berthon

So, if you’re in retail and want the inside scoop on how to improve and spice up your shop, make sure you visit Maison&Objet this January. It’s more than just a trade show; it’s where ideas meet solutions!

Get your tickets for Maison&Objet HERE.

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Botanical Art Plant Trends Planty Inspiration

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu BelgiumWith limited travel opportunities this year and stuck at home we all suffer from some kind of (healthy!) fever: PLANT FEVER! More than ever, we adopt plants and learn how to care for them while we work, eat, live, socialize virtually, all from the comfort of our homes. Plant Fever is also the title of this interesting exhibition at the CID Grand Hornu in Belgium, that focuses on the hidden potential of plants. The exhibition “Plant Fever Towards a Phyto-centred Design” curated by studio d-o-t-s, explores how designers, artists and engineers incorporate plants and plant derived materials in their work and how plants function as resources, pets and allies.

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium

PLANTS AS RESOURCES
Plants are essential to our survival on Earth. Not only do we need them to breathe and eat, but we also depend on them to dress, shelter, and heal ourselves. Their features constitute the basis for practical ancestral know-how, and the materials they provide us with are at the core of our economies. Yet, despite this, we often disrespect and overexploit them to the detriment of both human and non-human communities. Lately, however, the consequences of our behaviours have prompted several designers to reconsider their role in the wasteful consumerist society we live in. Alarmed by the growing Climate Emergency, many of them are now exploring more holistic approaches to the material resources we make use of. Compostable vegetal matters are slowly replacing plastics, projects seeking symbiotic relationships with plants are on the rise and objects repurposing by-products of non-virtuous monoculture models are blooming.

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Botanica Variegata, by Sjoerd ter Borg – Aesthetics of Exclusion

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium

PLANTS AS ALLIES
The recent findings that suggest that plants are sentient beings; the ongoing climate crisis linked to the Anthropocene; the ethical debate around artificial intelligence, plant engineering and synthetic biology: all these new perspectives are shaking up the Western world’s vision of human supremacy over everything else, including the vegetal realm. Informed by novel scientific discoveries and stimulated by growing moral concerns regarding non-human beings, designers, artists and engineers have started to look into the uncovered capabilities of plants to imagine a future in which thinking like them and collaborating with them could become the new norm. While in most cases their goals remain closely human-centred, these explorations are leading the way towards a more vegetal-conscious approach to design which goes beyond plant’s instrumentalisation and mechanisation.

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Botanical Manufacture, by Carole Collet
Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Eloj Kreyol, by Dach Zephir
Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
GeoMerce, by Gionata Gatto + Giovanni Innella photo by Olly Cruise
Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Monstera Fugiens collection, by Tim van de Weerd

PLANTS AS PETS
Helped by the advent of modern architecture – which provided suitably open, bright and warm interiors – in the course of the 20th century plants have become ubiquitous in our domestic and office environments where they have been assigned a mainly decorative role. Since the early 2010s, though, the motivations driving us towards the vegetal kingdom seem to have shifted away from the merely ornamental. Plants have become therapeutic feel-good companions that help us escape the alienating condition of urban life. Described by some as symptomatic of the millennials’ generation and its widespread use of social media, the current trend of lushlyvegetated interiors mixes the desire for highly Instagrammable settings with a sincere thirst for botanical knowledge and a need to embrace otherness. Sensitive to this change, designers have started to invent DIY devices meant to reconnect us with plants and to create pots and containers intended for precise specimens.

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Albero, by Achille Castiglioni x Zanotta
Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Olive Urchin, by Henriette Waal, Mevce Ciraci, Luma Arles
Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Rocaille n3, by Patrick Nadeau
Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Rocaille n3, by Patrick Nadeau

It’s possible that you recognize the Phytophiler by Studio Dossofiorito below (we wrote about it here). Admiring your plants from the magnifying glasses is truly magical… as long you don’t spot thrips, mealy bugs or other pests!

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito – photo Olly Cruise

The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito:

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium Team studio d-o-t-s: Olivier Lacrouts et Laura Drouet:

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
photo by Olly Cruise

Curatorship: Laura Drouet (studio d-o-t-s) (pictured above!)
Scenography: Benoît Deneufbourg
Graphic identity: Matthieu Visentin
Coordination: Olivier Lacrouts (studio d-o-t-s)
Direction: Marie pok
CID team: Martine Acar, Shahrazad Ameur-Merabet, Marine Babic, Dominique Blondiau, Sophia Bouarfa, Aubane Brebant, Christopher Broyart, Jeoffrey Bultez, David Buyle, Giuseppe Cannella, Laetitia Centritto, Maryvonne Colle, Matteo De Felice, Brigitte Delattre, Gaëtan Delehouzée, Véronique Demebski, Filip Depuydt, Massimo Di Emidio,Françoise Foulon, Sophie Gallez, Céline Ganty, Loïc Goemaes, Marianne Jayé, Laurence Lelong, Hervé Liénard, Maxime Mairesse, David Marchal, Vincenzo Mauro, Justine Mertens, Jean-François Paternoster, Thierry Pochet, Marie Pok, Carine Saber, Matteo Sciullo, Graziano Trovato, David Vilain, Maryse Willems, Cataldo Zitolo

Plant Fever exhibition by studio d-o-t-s CID Grand Hornu Belgium
Plant Fever catalogue – photo by Olly Cruise

Visit the exhibition until February 14 2021, at:

CID – CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND DESIGN at Grand-Hornu
Site du Grand-Hornu
Rue Sainte-Louise 82
B-7301 Hornu
Belgium

For updated visitor information, please check Plant Fever and CID Grand Hornu on Instagram.

Photography by Tim van de Velde, unless stated otherwise.

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Plant Trends

Green Trends from Maison & Objet September 2019

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Greenery at Bolia

A few weeks ago we set off to Paris to visit one of the biggest interior fairs, the Maison & Objet show. Our mission is always the same: Scouting and spotting the latest green trends in interior design. And we were not disappointed: The September 2019 Maison & Objet fair showcased some well known names and brands as well as some new ones to us with both nice plant stylings and plant focused product designs. Let’s have a visual tour through our green highlights, shall we?

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Maison & Objet, Paris September 2019

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Wall planters made from bio plastic by Verti Copenhagen

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Grow floor lamps series by Zuiver & REM Atelier

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Alocasia zebrina in Oskar pot // Brass and glass by Kinto

This fall’s edition of the fair was slightly less green as the last years, however we spotted quite some nice plant stylings and plant centered designs. We noticed a strong emphasis on sustainable materials and ideas, both for furniture designs as well as plant accessories. A great example are the wall planters made of bio plastic from Verti Copenhagen. We also noticed the ongoing trend of using natural and organic materials in interior design. Soft felt plant pots and textile plant covers such as those of Italian brand Pijama or the cute felt pots by the Swedish label Aveva Design. We loved the new colors and shapes!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Green in the windowsill at Theia Design

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Plant pots by Hübsch // Terrarium by Jade Design

An ongoing trend are big plant pots on pedestals and terrariums. The French brand Jade Design is focused on high quality glass vessels for artsy miniature terrarium landscapes but also creative flower presentations in terrariums. The specialty of Jade Design are “open” terrariums that let the plants breathe and guarantee a better circulation of air and humidity. Additionally, they offer long watering pipettes made of glass to accompany the style of their terrariums for classy watering without water sprinkles all over the terrarium. Smart & stylish!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Shelfies at Vitra // Plant pot cover by Pijama

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Plant pot covers by Almadie // Hanging plants at Serax

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Pampa grasses and new vases, pots and ORB wateringcan at Ferm Living

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Paper lamps by Molo Design // XXL planters and workspace by Il Giardino di Corten

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Organic teas, soaps and scented candles by GreenMa

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 XXL fern at TineKhome // Lamps by Forestier

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 New Pikaplant products

The Dutch label Pikaplant presented their latest designs at the Maison & Objet too. New self-watering Geo plant pots made of glass and ceramics as well as propagation cones extend the line of green products from Pikaplant.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 New Pikaplant products // Team Urban Jungle Bloggers

We enjoyed our tour at the Maison & Objet show in Paris and loved the ongoing focus on sustainability, natural materials and plants. We believe this is the way to go and it is also a fundamental belief and cornerstone of our Urban Jungle Bloggers community. So let’s see even more green ideas in the future! We are ready!

Photography by Urban Jungle Bloggers

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Event Plant Trends

Plant trends from Dutch Design Week 2017

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

We are just back from this year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch design is outstanding and well known across the globe. So it is safe to say that the Netherlands have a certain design DNA similar to their northern neighbours in Scandinavia. Yet, Dutch design is standing out with its unique mix of cool, contemporary, playful, and experimental all at the same time. To get a better understanding and discover the latest green trends from Holland, we set off to a design weekend with a bunch of 15 European design bloggers. Buckle up, here we go!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Our first stop was something like the cell of Dutch design – the breeding ground for young design talents, the Design Academy Eindhoven. Bachelor and master students presented their works on several levels and many of the results floated somewhere between product design, art, and installation. Think of lots of conceptual work with a story behind. We didn’t spot anything particularly green, but you can see some of Judith’s favorites on her blog JOELIX.com

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Another highlight of our design tour was the headquarters of Dutch design icon Piet Hein Eek. The philosophy of Piet Hein Eek to avoid any waste and to recycle and repurpose materials resonates with our understanding of a green and sustainable life. No wonder that the showroom and shop was packed with plants! And the plants seemed to perfectly act as a backdrop for beautiful design pieces like the famous Scrapwood dining tables, repurposed wooden benches for a green patio, as well as lamps and home accessories made of natural materials. Here again, it was more the green context that caught our eye than any specific green design. But the Piet Hein Eek headquarters hosted also several levels of exhibitors, among them young design labels with very cool green designs. Let’s have a look.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Oh before we head to the next design spot, let’s have a coffee break, right? Let’s pick a spot with nice plants – we found this one and loved it big time: Onder de Leidingstraat is a über-cool deli and café in the hip Strijp area.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

One of our personal highlights was the work of the yound Dutch design label Spruitje. Igor actually owns one of their first designs – a terrarium lamp in his home, you can see it on Happy Interior Blog. Their latest design is a fantastic propagation lamp with a wooden base, a brass switch, and a sleek glass tube. The lamp has an integrated LED lamp in the base so that the glass tube is illuminated from the bottom. This helps your cuttings to root quicker and look even more stylish in your home. Don’t you agree?!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

In the same area we spotted a few more green design highlights. The folks of House of Thol presented their designs, among them their self-watering solution Waterworks. This device is also mentioned in our Urban Jungle book as a solution for easy plant watering. It is not only practical though, it also looks pretty ace: a combination of glass, partly glazed terra-cotta, and a cork stopper. 

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

More green findings: How about a giant glass terrarium? If you have a humongous Bonsai or any other terrarium plant, opt for the giant terrarium called Terra by Sanne Weekers. Pretty impressive!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Ok it is time for another break! We need lunch. So let’s pick a restaurant worth an Urban Jungle Bloggers visit! How about these two options: Kazerne is a very cool and urban space set in a vast hall that combines both, a restaurant and exhibition space. We liked the food of course but we LOVED the plants set in crates and on the counters adding a wild touch to the industrial space. 

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Another lush spot in town is Stories Eindhoven. Just look at the following picture – do we need to add more words to it? The hanging cacti (Lepismium and Rhipsalis) are just stunning in this restaurant! Definitely a show stopper!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Let’s continue with green design now. We had a little green love affair with the new shelving units by Rotterdam based designer Femke de Witte of Nord Interior Design. Her plant shelf is a perfect addition to any urban jungle offering plenty of space for all kinds of houseplants or even herbs when placed in a kitchen. The contemporary look is accentuated by clean lines and the use of pure plywood and steel.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Another fabulous design from Nord Interior Design is the room divider slash shelving unit. With its organic arch shape it recalls the roaring 1920s, yet its overall look and feel is very contemporary. This was presented as a first prototype but we see a lot of potential for this one, don’t you think so? Eventually the three parts will be connected and this divider will come in handy to separate ares in open space interiors or small homes. Thumbs up!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

Studio Carolijn Slottje was also present at the Dutch Design Week. Besides her well known floating air plant medusae, she presented her new Garden Quilt project. It is a creative way to add a green wall – whether in small for a home or as a larger installation for public places. 

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Dutch Design Week 2017

We hope you enjoyed the little green design tour brought to you from Eindhoven in Holland. The Dutch Design Week tour was organized by our fellow bloggers and friends Holly Becker of decor8 and Desiree Groenendal of Vosgesparis. Thank you both for a fabulous weekend! 

Photography by Urban Jungle Bloggers

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Plant Trends

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Last week we visited the Maison & Objet design show in Paris, for yet another hunt of greenery. In January we spotted quite a few lush booths (read all about that here) and from reading all your messages, DMs, likes, shares and comments on our post then, we knew we had to go back for this September edition of Maison & Objet. So here we are: we found some new plant products, brands that used a lot of beautiful plants in their booth designs and we visited a lot of our favourite brands too. Let’s have a look at what we found!

First stop at the eclectic and colorful brand Ames Design that use botanical patterns in their crocheted macramé ames nido cushions, and have you seen their big black planters? They are handmade in Colombia and look so nice with the Banana, Dracaena, Aglaonema and the Rubber tree:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

How do you integrate plants in your booth (or home!) while keeping it stylish and not too wild: use rows of the same plants (Sansevieira or lavender) and line them up in a window sill, like in the beautiful booth of Danish design brand WOUD:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Wicker baskets and soft buckets can cover up simple plant pots, and these cachepots from Italian design brand Pijama do exactly that: they spice up simple planters and are made from neoprene and fabric. You do need to use a saucer, as the covers are not waterproof, but don’t they look cool? They come in metallic rose gold and funky patterns:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

The Pijama cachepots also come in a new trendy terrazzo design:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Hanging plants galore by Serax:

Light, soft and round plant pots in hand felted natural wool from Swedish brand Aveva Design that are treated with natural rubber on the inside to protect the wool. They also look really nice in a plant hanger!

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

A green wall with a dozen of Philodendron cordatum plants in glass bowls at Bolia that compliments the dark blue Posea bench in velvet.  

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Mini succulents and a dinosaur in a cluster of Favourite Things pendant lamps from Eno Studio:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

New woven bowls from recycled plastic on three sustainable cinnamon wooden feet, from Dutch brand Handedby:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

We’ve blogged about the Lucie Kaas GRO plant pots before (here!), as they are both stylish and practical. The plant pot is made of heavy ceramics in three different colourways: laurel oak, gun metal and red mahagony, and are placed on a mouth blown glass bowl in the same colour. The ceramic pot is unglazed at the bottom and has small holes which allow to soak up the water from the bowl and provide for the plant at all times. Clever!

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Maybe not the most stylish booth at Maison & Objet, but the setup of Dutch bedding brand Snurk made us laugh: a monkey bedding set screams for some tropical plants:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Our friends at Mama Petula worked at Maison & Objet while we prepared for our French #urbanjunglebook launch. They created a stunning wall of hanging plants in black macramé hangers, and also decorated the Milk Décoration café (with delicious food from Wild & The Moon!) with a large variety of plants:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris
Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Danish design brand WOUD presented their contemporary collection with a sleek use of houseplants, like ivy, Sansevieria, Boston ferns:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris
Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

The composition of 3 plants in the booth of Fest Amsterdam compliments the bright pale pink and black of the contemporary designs:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Three small and bigger Monstera deliciosa from Bolia give the flowery wallpaper an extra green vibe – plant-on-plant if you want so:

Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris
Plant Trends from Maison et Objet September 2017 in Paris

Patterns, cushions and a wild lawn to chill on, as seen at Marimekko:Not (yet) in our top eight of favourite plant stands, but we like these two cuties from Taiwanese brand Design Bite:

A lush #plantgang in big planters and on ENT plants stands at XL Boom (top image is also by XL Boom!):

We hope you enjoyed our green discoveries from the latest Maison & Objet show in Paris. What we enjoyed in particular is the fact that greens are still going strong – the plant trend is here to stay (but we all knew that, right?!).

Photography by Urban Jungle Bloggers