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Contemporary handmade soft furnishings from India & Nepal

What not to miss at maison et objet

Karen Sear ShimaliComment
M&O_Jan16

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's January again already, and for us that means full speed ahead for exhibiting at Maison et Objet in Paris in just under two weeks' time!

We will be showing lots of lovely new textile pieces this season.  We've expanded our Chindi patchwork collection following a fantastic response at Maison et Objet last September (full details coming soon - join our mailing list for further info).  We've added generously-sized floor cushions and plain indigo and off-white handmade kanthe quilts to the range. 

On our last visit to Kutch, India, we visited our favourite master weaver and discovered some new delicately striped wools in soft, naturally dyed colours.  We will introduce some cushions in these wools.

And we've played about with the embroidery colours on our Indigo Kala Cotton cushions.  Cue our most subtle blue on blue colourway!  

So, obviously, don't forget to visit us in Hall 1, Stand C55.  

But enough about us:  we've often been told by retailers and designers that Hall 1 is where the real "gems" are to be found.  So we thought you might like to know who else, in our humble opinion, is not to be missed in Hall 1...  

Valentina Hoyos - Beautifully crafted oversized baskets, carved wooden kitchen utensils, and made to measure sisal rugs handmade by fairly paid Colombian artisans.  Stand E77.

Ay Illuminate - Inspired by nature and Asian and African cultures, the organic shapes of Ay Illuminate's lighting designs in natural materials are always drop-dead gorgeous!  Stand E26/F25.

Nur Gallery - French designer Cecile makes glamorous paper lanterns, large tote bags, and home furnishings of the highest quality using vintage and new linens, leather, 100% cotton paper and oak in her Paris workshop.  A neutral palette is her signature.   Stand D48.

Khadi and Co - The doyenne of hand spun, hand woven cotton, silk and wool from India, Danish designer Bess Nielsen is inspired by the spirit of khadi, and has been producing outstanding collections of home textiles and clothing for nearly two decades.  Stand D40.

Aniza - works with Mexican textile artisans to support their craftsmanship and help preserve the rich cultural textile heritage of Mexico.  The result is a sophisticated collection of cushions, bed linen and table linen created with the ancient skills of the indigenous Totzil Mayans, Nahuas and Zapotecs.  The Otomi hand embroidery of birds and flowers is particularly striking.  Stand D49.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Tickets are available in advance on the M&O website (slightly discounted until 21 January).

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