We were delighted to have Lucy McCabe, interior design editor of Belle, join the DOMO team at this year’s IMM Cologne and Maison&Objet fairs in Germany and France. Here are Lucy’s highlights from the shows and what we can look forward to seeing more of in 2017.
French furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset is one of our most popular brands and as always it had a standout presence at both fairs. “Ligne Roset released more than two dozen new pieces and some of my favourites were by talented designers I hadn’t heard of, including the Oxydation table by Katernya Sokolova, Vivienne chair by Marie-Aurore Stiker-Metral and the Mémoire D’une Trame rug by Constance Frapolli,” Lucy says.
Oxydation table by Katernya Sokolova
Mémoire D’une Trame rug by Constance Frapolli
Another Ligne Roset favourite – and an overall favourite from both fairs – was the Ultime Bed by Philippe Nigro. “It’s curvy yet slender, soft and welcoming. It features an upholstered headboard and the base raised above the floor on spindle legs gives it a lightweight appeal,” Lucy explains. “I also love the elegant muted shade of pink it is featured in.” In fact, this hue is one Lucy identified as definitely one to watch. “Shades of powdery pink and dusty hues of terracotta and juniper are coming through this season, alongside the perennial favourite indigo. And when they’re juxtaposed with metal surfaces, such as brass pewter and chrome, they really bring a glam factor,” Lucy says.
Ultime Bed by Philippe Nigro
Ligne Roset also had a great collection of what Lucy describes as “space saving, flexible and functional” occasional pieces that are ideal for the ever-increasing rise in apartment living in Australia. “Their two-seater sofas have slim profiles and are beautifully proportioned, and their side tables have ample shelving and storage. Other freestanding units, such as Entreves by Marie Christine Dorner, are ideal for bedroom and living areas and provide sophisticated but moveable storage solutions for renters,” Lucy explains.
Entreves by Marie Christine Dorner
de Sede was another outstanding exhibitor at IMM Cologne. Its exhibition, titled “Reflections,” showcased the brand’s expertise in craftsmanship, design and detail. “The moody setup of the display highlighted the generous proportions and sleek silhouettes of the leather pieces, and each set-up encouraged you to take a seat and experience the craftsmanship and de Sede’s dedication to creating ultimate comfort,” says Lucy.
Small accessories, such as decorative objects and lamps, were also standouts – “and an easy way to introduce seasonal trend updates,” Lucy says.
Thank you to Lucy for joining us on our annual trip to the IMM Cologne and Maison&Objet fairs, and we look forward to seeing more of this season’s trends and showcasing Ligne Roset and de Sede’s new collections in our DOMO showrooms.