We bring to you the top five interiors trends and the products that caught our eye this season.
Raw materials carve out a solid reputation
The new obsessions of the season, barely sculpted pieces of furniture give priority to their materiality. Left unfinished for a raw, textural look, a plaster side table or a concrete decorative object seem to borrow the codes of an almost rudimentary vocabulary to better anchor themselves in modernity.
Danish brand Ferm Living’s T-shaped, brutalist Mineral Sculptural Table in Bianco Curia marble comes with rough, hand-chiselled edges, making each piece unique.
Celebrating 10 years of Tunisian craftsmanship, Rock the Kasbah’s Mediterranean-inspired Lamp No. 2 featuring a palm fiber shade and green enamel ceramic base offers a carefree, rustic look perfect for beachfront living, while the cage-like Magali pendant in rattan by Lucide fits seamlessly in a country home.
The oversized, heavyset look triumphs in seating
In the wake of the pandemic, the trend for all-round comfort has surged. Sofas, armchairs, ottomans and other living room furniture have taken on voluminous, bulging, pebble or tube forms in response to the sudden need to summon up soft shapes for everyday use.
Impossible to miss, young and established brands alike are adopting this plush seating model, such as PH Collection’s puffy and snug Cloud sofa, Eichholtz’s curvaceous, enveloping cream bouclé Bollinger swivel chair, JF The Reborn Home’s comfy grand family sofa and Le Noir’s glamorous, velvet matelassé Kri couch.
Sculptural furniture puts on a show
No longer content with their utilitarian status, vases, tables and chairs are transformed into precious works of art, yet are much more affordable. Perfectly in tune with the times, their bold and pure silhouettes seduce and bewitch.
Inspired by ancient Chinese vases, the elegantly-sculpted, one-meter-tall ceramic Sphere Vase Bubl Giant by 101 Copenhagen proposes a strong visual language of smooth shapes and sharp edges.
Re-editing four historic pieces by Aldo Rossi, UniFor’s inclined, geometric Parigi chair showcases a red rectangular seat and backrest disrupted by two dynamic curves forming the black aluminum arms and front feet.
Anchored to the ground with a strong presence, Maison Dada’s Sumo armchair is sublimated by a wrap-around backrest, while Maison Parisienne’s Möbius console is an endless loop melding interior and exterior by Pierre Renart, who combines traditional woodworking with new technologies.
Organic forms invade our décor
Sinuous forms inherited from nature are imposing themselves on our decor. Both small and large objects thus display an irregular appearance, highlighting the most popular materials of the moment.
Market Set’s wavy Rivage lighting in thermoformed Varian sheets – a material associating linen with biodegradable PLA invented by Culture iN – evoke traces of the ocean receding from the sand, while Pascale Morin draws inspiration from the land and the sea of her native Brittany to imagine delicate porcelain pieces like the Astre aux Pointillés sculpture in the guise of a marine creature.
Décor rounds off its sharp angles
This season, our interiors are dressed in soft, undulating contours to make us feel more welcome. With winter just around the corner, we want to curl up in furniture with curved profiles.
Join two geometric Big Talk lounge chairs by Blå Station for a snakelike creation akin to a Victorian-era love seat.
Paying tribute to the great Italian architect Gio Ponti, Molteni&C|Dada reproduces his soap bar-shaped Round D.154.5 chair originally designed in 1954 as a statement of stylistic freedom following the end of WWII and the availability of innovative materials and technologies.
Drawing from its jewelry-making heritage, Kopar embraces the uniqueness and allure of aged brass and copper to create one-of-a-kind round tables, while Bibelo’s minimalist and graphic Surface wall shelf and console table are constructed from two flat, stone-shaped surfaces.