My 3rd visit
I still have NO clue how to take in this show without becoming a casualty victim.
La Rentree in Paris begins with a roar taking off with thus enormous decor show. A gazillion design events go on tied in with MO (none of which I attended except for a darling breakfast at Hotel Royal Monceau for bloggers and journalists - a chance just to meet and chat and restore before the onslaught of walking MO. If you know how to DO THIS SHOW and survive, do tell svp! I'm still a novice. There are 8 halls, each one as big as the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Awesome doesn't begin to describe the size and range of stuff to see, so I'll show you what I liked. As for strong trends I haven't a clue. By the way this is a FOR THE TRADE show. Most items I'll show you are from new collections so not available yest in stores. We bloggers are considered 'journalists' in France, so we get to see far more than I ever did in New York (where basically bloggers are slightly higher than dirt).
Most things I fell in love with were from either Amsterdam or Scandinavian. This china is from KLevering.NL
I have been on a backpack(sac à dos) hunt for months and my own true love is from KLevering Amsterdam (just 15€ but that could be the wholesale price). Wish I had seen this before I bought the pricy €€€€ meh Marc Jacobs black backpack.
Les Touristes is in the Marais and has fabulous prints and colors. Must visit their shop.
Fun Eiffel Tower lamps- not an easy thing to do since they've been done to death ahem from Rosemonde et Michel Coubert.
A small first-show display from Finland, Kauniste.com had splendid things. I could have hapily taken ome the entire collection (which is sometimes possible on the last day of the show if you're loaded with €s).
By Nord of Copenhagen on the other hand is a major At Home supplier with wonderful animal prints - like a giant reindeer printed on your white duvet. So many temptations here.
A book of Victorian fabric patterns. There are many decor book stands throughout the show, but impossible to stop and browse. The eyes can do n,y so much looking...
More from Amsterdam, RoughRugs.com The tops are hand woven in Turkey with silk backs. Wonderful colors and patterns.
Amsterdam - AnneClairPetit.NL knitted toys and even furniture like these cherry seats for kids.
One does have to eat while traipsing around so there are food demos and exorbitant sandwiches and water/coffee. I recommend bringing our own from home. Gluten free breads for tasting from chambelland.com and they were terrific. I'm converted.
My big fav is Pip Studio.com from where else? Amsterdam.
Many design firms give away logo bags to carry all the give away brochures, catalogs. Pip Studio's Free bag was one of the best and I was lucky to ask nicely and get one the last day. Love U Pip Studio. (Not for sale by the way).
There are masseuses onsite. But why not a full on spa? I would love to loll in this tub for a bit or do a few spins on the waterbike (these are huge in Paris, Aquabike classes by the ton).
So that's the news or rather my version from Maison et Objet September 2014.
*PLEASE if you have any hints how to survive this show let me know for the upcoming January MO. Right now I'm nursing the sniffles and sneezing from too much running around Paris. Today is Jours de Patrimoine and Manger Local and Les Marchés Flotants du Sud-Ouest by the Seine. And, and, and. What's a girl to do? Certainment Not stay home, nap, drink lemon tea and take aspirin?