A selection of the novelties presented in Paris at the Maison&Objet fair

Large volumes and curves inspired by the 1970s, a natural elegance in the name of responsible design and all the savoir-faire of the French brand. Spring 2023 by Roche Bobois blows hot and cold, with brown, yellow and ochre mineral tones (an earthy palette) counterbalanced by blues.

Between art and design

The steel works of artist Richard Serra inspired Fabrice Berrux in the design of Serpentine, a table with an undulating base characterised by 96 fan-shaped metal rods and crowned by a top in Verde Levanto, a marble characterised by a myriad of intense greens pierced by white veins. The floor lamp Libellule by Studio Messieurs is an unidentified luminous object (dragonfly or daisy?): a two-metre high daisy with petals resembling the insect's wings.

Modular is beautiful

Maurizio Manzoni with A-Propos proposes a set of modular sofas with generous volumes and clean lines, with large, cosy cushions on which the backrests are placed. The craftsmanship is revealed in the rough-hewn wood technique of Réminiscence by Bina Baitel, a set composed of dining table, sideboard and desk, which combines contemporary design with sensual curves.

The visionary flair of Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders amazes once again with Montgolfiere, a theatrical "bed of love" at the centre of a series of new pieces: end-of-bed poufs, rugs, bedside tables, wardrobes, lamps, mirrors. Christian Ghion returns with two unique pieces: the Sumito coffee table and the Autographe lamp, a luminous sculpture that traces ethereal lines in the air.

Reworked finishes and suggestive interpretations

And again, furniture rethought through reworked finishes: innovative fabrics, renewed colours for the Sense sofa, an oak top enhances the organic aesthetic of Rio Ipanema, previously offered with a glass top. The Iroise dining table offers an evocative interpretation: the grainy, shimmering texture of its deep blue top reproduces the surface of water.

In the opening photo, A-Propos sofas designed by Maurizio Manzoni.