Anamese in Paris

With its lively, international buzz and crowds of collaborating designers, Maison et Object is Europe’s most important design trade fair. For years Anamese has traveled to Paris to soak up the newest styles and bring them back home with us. We use our research to curate collections that are design-forward and in demand.
Nothing could keep us away from Paris for long (except maybe a pandemic). Since our last trip in 2019, we’ve been not-so-patiently waiting to return.
We packed our bags, flew for 12 hours, soaked up the city of lights for 4 days, and now we’re back and ready to share some of our discoveries with you.
From color pallette to design motifs, there’ve been several notable shifts since our last trip to Maison et Objet.  
In 2019, we saw a huge burst of botanical influences, from large, leafy wallpapers, to floral prints and naturalistic wicker lamps. 
Tonally, Europe’s designers leaned into a warmer, earthier palette, and compositions were dominated by big, clean, modern lines and profiles. 
Those trends were clearly felt in stateside design and have since shifted and evolved. We surveyed some of our favorite publications and blogs. We found some common themes taking shape in design. Look for these in 2022 into 2023, and beyond.  

Outdoor design will reign supreme. 

Yes, we’re biased. But no, we didn’t make this up. We’re just happy that everyone else has fallen so much in love with outdoor design.

Photo taken from 1st Dibs article 

Biophilic motifs.

Closely linked to outdoor design is the love of nature and a desire for organic influences, natural lighting, and indoor plants.

Sustainable materials and design.

Clay pottery fits right in with this growing interest in natural materials like salvaged woods, recycled artifacts, and eco-friendly surfaces such as bamboo and terracotta. 

Cooler/brighter colors.

Rich emeralds, vivid whites, rustic sages, and big cobalt blues are expected to cool off the recent dominance of earth-tones. Warmer colors will be brighter: burnt oranges, intense reds, rich terracottas, blushy mid-tones. 

Photo taken from 1st Dibs article