I cannot remember the last time I spent Labor Day weekend at home. The Maison & Objet trade fair seems to fall on this weekend year after year. So while my husband is enjoying perfect weather and taking our college-age daughter to buy a bicycle (to get around the U of MN campus this fall), I’m in the hotel lobby posting on Twitter, blogging, working with images (I took hundreds of them today) and wishing my feet didn’t hurt so badly.
But if you have to work on a holiday weekend, Maison & Objet is the fair to attend! I spent yesterday in Hall 5B, which I consider the best launching pad for a trend update that this trend-forward fair has to offer. Today I walk Hall 7, which contains outdoor furniture and accessories, for most of the day, and then shifted to Hall1, Ethnic Chic, for about an hour. I finished my day by walking through the three trend exhibits.
The trend themes included Body House, Delight and Sense Fiction. The last one meant the most to me, beginning with the soft and fluid-feeling outside structure. As you can imaging from seeing the “walls,” held product that was nearly all White. I have a couple of images for you to see below.
I will have two huge trend reports from Maison & Objet, both of which will be available in a couple of weeks. Trend Album™ Maison & Objet, September 2009 will be an overview of the colors and trends impacting home décor. Trend Album™ What’s In Outdoors 2009 focuses on furniture and accessories for outdoor living. Subscribers to The Trend Curve™ can preorder either or both of these products. Just email Janice. She always has special pre-order pricing for our subscriber family. Others can order when the product is released. Check the Trend Store in about 2 weeks.