Maison Objet Paris 2015
Every January, a visit to the Maison & Objet fair in Paris (23-27 / 01/2015) is a must for Lluïsa Deulonder and Chone of Sotilla.
This lifestyle pulpit is always a source of inspiration and a means of direct connection to what’s happening internationally in the world of interior decorating. Some of the “menage”objects that caught our interior designers’ attention are these very practical Tupperwares. Each of these containers have a designated color, which corresponds to their cover. That way, both pieces are easily identified, so you don’t end up with mixed and matched Tuppers all over the place. There were also very original and innovative colander designs to be seen and special Tupperwares for bread storage.
Another good idea exposed in the Maison & Objet fair, are these nonstick pans with demountable, separate handles. This mechanism reduces storage space and allows the user to stack the pans easier. The handles can also be attached onto baking tins, to prevent burns and scalds.
Dinnerware, vintage chairs, wall clocks… Exclusively designed items that will soon be found in our Deulonder online shop.
Besides the innovative fair, visiting Paris is always a good opportunity to discover what the finest boutiques are selling in the French capital. On the Rive Droite a string of shops can be visited… Très chic!
Near the Madeleine church (where Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was set), the Hediard store (21 Place de Madeleine) seduces tourists with its shopfront, which looks more like a glamorous jewellery shop that a groceries store. Jams, oils, champagne, wine, sweets, teas … All their products are exclusive. Nevertheless, you don’t need to go all the way to Paris to purchase them. Hediard has recently opened an office in Barcelona (calle de Marina, 19-21, en el Puerto Olímpico).
Another boutique with Parisian glamour is Maille (6, place de Madeleine), the mustard Heaven par excellence. Parmesan, basil, honey, roquefort… The scents in this store are many and each more delicious than the other. You can purchase mustards in bulk, as well as tasting all of them, so as to find the most suitable one for you.
To Lluïsa and Chone’s surprise, our interior designers found Le Grand Colbert. This restaurant is where Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton’s Something’s Gotta Give was filmed, which is one of our favourite movies for the spectacular kitchens that appear. Located near the Palais Royal, the restaurant is a cozy place to have lunch or to enjoy a romantic tête-à-tête dinner. Let us say that the prices are a bit pricy, but not necessarily scary. Nevertheless, the restaurant offers an affordable 18€ menu an noon.
The journey continued in Cologne, Germany, where our interior designers visited the LivingKitchen fair. This furniture and appliances fair marks the European trends in the world of cooking. The emergence of bronze in the new line of faucets, lamps and ovens is noteworthy.
Another novelty discovered in this fair: Taps that provide cold, hot, boiling and sparkly water.