Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reflections on Maison et Objet " Tabletop"

Last January we attended market in Paris. Not realizing I was to begin blogging I had some great pictures to share and thought it might be interesting to see what you saw in your shops this summer. How many things do you recognize??? In retrospect, which ones were looks you saw in blogs later and which were the ones that weren't quite as popular????
This is a very specific table. The chairs are graduated and upholstered in a fabric that looks like a mural. Note the graduated height of the chairs. I wonder what the did to the backs?????

Here is a rather spare contemporary setting. Look at the massiveness of the table. We're seeing a lot of that look now. The big rough hewn tables are being shown with all kinds of chairs.

This is a look that definitely was successful. The rustic gray finish of the wood softens the room and the chandelier makes it dressy. Look at the square dishes and the very contemporary chair on the back right.

Ditto on this one. Looks like a lot we are seeing now.

Blanc D'Ivoire, always over the top gorgeous but competition is heating up as others are jumping on the softened color palatte bandwagon.

This is a more contemporary table but great in it's simplicity. You can dress it up or down and if you are getting it for a family it is pretty indestructable. The benches keep the focus on the table top and the underneath doesn't have lots of chair legs showing keeping it less cluttered. I also love the clear glass oversized vases.

This was a look you saw a lot this summer. The simple Teak table for outdoors with the ties in the back. I love the color of the chair legs. Go ahead, mix it up!

Sorry this is a little fuzzy..This is a Belgian Company Puyaert Home Basics they do great mixing of textures. With the Belgian design heating up they could be a company to watch. Notice the large clear cylinders I love them, Not just for candles anymore!!!!!

I thought this was sweet and simple. I love these Bistro Bentwood chairs, (you see them in brown everywhere) but look at them in the grey. I apologize for NOT getting the light fixture here. DUH.

I love the lowness of the upholstered armchairs and the color in the contemporary wall art.
It softens the room and makes it look bigger.....
So.... more reflections to come. Since I wasn't blogging at the time when we go next in January, I will cover my Who, What, When, Where, and Why's better... All this talk of dining tables is making me hungry.....OOOOOH that's an idea for the next Paris Reflection....!


  1. Maryanne,

    Thanks for taking us along to the show. That was fun!

  2. Fabulous, I enjoyed every minute of our trip to the show.

    Have a great weekend

    L x

  3. Hi Maryanne - I am fascinated with the chairs that form a mural when lined up along the same side of the table. What an interesting idea. I also like the black contemporary chairs with the big, chunky wooden table. Great photos and post!

  4. Your Blog is GORGEOUS!!! I love you pictures. They are all so inspiring...

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I just put up a new post...
    Have a great weekend,

  5. These pieces are gorgeous!! I really enjoy to see this! At this year it will attend at the Maison et Object the brand Boca do Lobo. They are incredible in fusing old styles with contemporary aspects. Visit and get in love!