17 Feb Paris – Maison Et Objet… Design Connoisseurs, Rejoice!
Anyone who knows anything about the world of contemporary art and modern design has probably had at least a few Maison et Objet-inspired design fantasies. This year at Maison et Objet, a bi-annual Paris trade fair, a breathtaking collection of over 800 innovative and talented designers and artists from across the world presented the most cutting-edge in all aspects of modern interior design – the stuff design dreams are made of…
Each Maison et Objet event also highlights the work of six up-and-coming names in the world of design (this year’s featured designers), offering them the chance to present their work to professionals from around the world… and we had a couple of our own favourites:
Ulgador is the brainchild and the culmination of the artistic executions of Gabor Ulvechki’s. Gabor is a Hungarian-born multitalented artist, working from Paris since 1983. Educated and personally interested in a wide range of artistic disciplines like the fine arts, theater and Japanese papermaking, in 1984 he created a visual arts workshop – an award-winning company that has grown into Ulgador as it is known today.
In his workshop today, Gabor handworks a wide range of different materials with an effort to “enliven matter” – but it is with gilded leaf paper that Gabor’s efforts are expressing his creative spirit in the most spectacular fashion. Using techniques that he developed in his workshop, Gabor creates the most exquisite fine wall coverings we have picked up this year. His original set of techniques involving oxidation and corrosion, are able to give both spaces and objects breathtaking effects and spectacular colours.
Bielle Fabrics, is a whole other kind of luxury, but one we could quickly get used to! At Bielle’s production studios, weaving specialists and textile designers produce exclusive lines of Italian fabrics and home accessories made in wool. Perfectly harmonized geometric patterns and motifs inspired by nature are woven into the richest textiles, fabrics for upholstery art and floor cushions that can be effortlessly paired with both traditional and modern design schemes – and how often can you really say that about anything?
At National Drapery, we are your gateway to the best design innovations from around the world, right at your doorstep.