One of the highlights of Maison et Objects are a series of Inspirational exhibitions. They are always thought provoking, and interesting and reflect the Zeitgeist. This spring’s offerings were :

Vivant : a new vitality magnifying the riches of  nature. The world of the  home, a true living organism, is part of a dynamics of regeneration, in a bio-inspired vein.

Platter and cutlery made from dough

Platter and cutlery made from dough

 

Ancestral Foods: are becoming the raw materials of an aesthetic of the edible. Food is inspiring creativity. A liturgy of sharing that celebrates vital energy and the pleasure of the senses.

Rhubarb leaf

Rhubarb leaf made from fabric

Lemon and red cabbage made from fabric

Lemon and red cabbage made from fabric


Pioneer: Let’s reconsider our lifestyles. Reconnect to material things. It’s time for autonomy. The search for Beauty is ushering in a new relationship to time, in which everything remains alive.

Table made from odds and ends of wood

Table made from odds and ends of wood

Simplicity has taken hold in all its forms. Assembly schemes recall the ‘post-war’ aesthetic of rebuilding when the important thing was to build in quantity and fast. We are rediscovering functional and aesthetic tricks for ordinary objects or clothing tied to activities that take place in nature(farming, fishing, hunting, gathering} Natural materials (copper,wool, including alpaca and mohair) are proof of quality, durability,energy and balance.

Coat hooks made from shoe lasts and umbrella handles

Coat hooks made from shoe lasts and umbrella handles

Renaiscience: Yes you did read that correctly, and let’s hope this word will become part of our everyday vocabulary. In the strange laboratory of our times, nature as revealed by the microscope is invigorating design and aesthetics. The science of metamorphoses is activating a vital force seeking potential rebirth.

Glow in the dark reproduced art works onto plates

Glow in the dark, inspired by famous art works onto plates

Skeleton cushion

Skeleton cushion

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