Maison & Objet trends come to High Point Market
April 24, 2017,
Carpenter identified a rainbow of hues poised to make a big impact in design. Nature-inspired blues (indigo, in particular), cherry red, a mid-range green (think Kelly
Patti Carpenter shares trends in the Kannoa showroom.
“Because of the red states and the blue states coming together, you get purple,” said Carpenter. “I think purple is going to be really important.”
Carpenter identified purples from soft lavender to rich plum as hot hues at the European show. “I think if you put it with a really beautiful gray, it’s very interesting,” she said.
Carpenter also noted several patterns and shapes that were huge at the Paris market.
Palm leaf and frond patterns cropped up everywhere, a look that lends easily to outdoor spaces. Small geometric patterns also made a good showing, as did iridescence.
Carpenter also pointed out a trend in chair shapes with a soft curved back, gently wrapping around the person sitting in them. The look of raw wood also has grown in importance, she said.
The next Maison & Objet show will be held Sept. 8-12 in Paris.
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